Tag Archives: residential treatment programs

Keep the Bar High

One of the main reasons I write about my family’s experiences is to get the word out that OCD, no matter how severe, is treatable. Stories of recovery can give hope to OCD sufferers and their families. But what exactly does recovery … Continue reading

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Drugs and Desperation

Prozac, Xanax, Klonopin, Risperdal, Abilify, Effexor, Concerta, Vyvanse, Adderall, Atarax/Vistaril. Over the course of a year’s time, Dan took all of these medications, in various dosages and combinations.  At times he was prescribed up to five medications at once, and since … Continue reading

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Considering a Residential OCD Program?

When people find out that Dan spent nine weeks at a world-renowned residential program for OCD, they often whisper, “So what was it like there?” When we first visited “the clinic,” I was pleasantly surprised at how bright, airy, and … Continue reading

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What Was He Thinking?

I know little about Dan’s OCD, and understand even less.  When I arrived to help him out at school almost three years ago,  he had not eaten in at least a week. Understanding what was going on wasn’t the top priority at … Continue reading

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OCD about OCD

As I’ve mentioned before, Dan entered a residential treatment program for OCD in the summer so he would be well enough to return to college in the fall. Nine weeks later, though he had made great strides, the staff recommended that Dan stay until … Continue reading

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“Get Him Out of There”

Dan’s nine week stay at an OCD clinic was full of surprises.  He went there in the summer so that he could get some help and be able to go back to college in the Fall. Dan was the model patient, … Continue reading

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Inpatient or Outpatient?

It’s really too bad that when you are going through a crisis you often have to make crucial decisions. It’s the worst time to have to do this because, well, you are going through a crisis…..who thinks clearly at this time?? For … Continue reading

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