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Where’s Dan?

I have been fortunate to share the story of my son Dan’s recovery from severe OCD with so many people. The fact that he is doing so well is concrete evidence that obsessive-compulsive disorder, no matter how severe, is indeed … Continue reading

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OCD and Death

As some of us know, obsessive-compulsive disorder can take on many shapes and forms, limited only by the imagination of the person with OCD. In general, OCD likes to attack whatever it is we most value: our families, relationships, morals, … Continue reading

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You’ve Beaten OCD – Now What?

A version of this post first appeared on my blog in July 2016….. For many people, the journey through obsessive-compulsive disorder and back to good health is a long one. Getting the correct diagnosis, or even just recognizing you have … Continue reading

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OCD and The Holiday Season

    A version of this post first appeared November 2015….. With the holiday season upon us, many of us are firmly entrenched in the excitement, anticipation, and busyness of this time of year. Maybe we will visit friends or … Continue reading

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OCD and Shopping

By the time my son Dan entered a residential treatment center for OCD, he was barely functioning. Using exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy he tackled his hierarchy and slowly but surely regained his life. During his stay, one of … Continue reading

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Where is Dan?

My son Dan’s twenty-eighth birthday is in a couple of days, so I thought I’d share this post written in November 2013. He continues to do well after suffering with severe OCD almost nine years ago – and I continue … Continue reading

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OCD and Transitions

As we enter this season of college and high school graduations, I’d like to share a post I wrote in May 2012, shortly after my son Dan graduated college… A few days ago my son Dan graduated college. My last … Continue reading

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