Tag Archives: uncertainty

OCD and The Holiday Season

    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 relatives. Perhaps a … Continue reading

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Do I Really Have OCD?

As many of us know, doubt is the driving force behind obsessive-compulsive disorder. Compulsions are performed to make sure nothing terrible will happen. The problem, of course, is that certainty is unattainable, so when OCD asks the question “Are you … Continue reading

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OCD and Thoughts of Suicide

Suicide. It’s a word that invokes paralyzing fear in those who love someone with a brain disorder. And well it should. Thoughts of suicide should always be taken seriously and help should be sought immediately. But when you have OCD … Continue reading

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You’re Beating OCD – Now What?

For many people, the journey through obsessive-compulsive disorder and back to good health is a long one. Getting a correct diagnosis, or even just recognizing you have OCD, often takes years. Then comes the search for appropriate treatment, followed by … Continue reading

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OCD and Illness

As most of us already know, there are many things we can do to keep ourselves healthy. We can eat well, exercise, and get enough sleep. We can nurture our positive relationships and move on from our negative ones. We … Continue reading

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Why Is It So Difficult To Fight OCD?

I’ve previously written about recovery avoidance in reference to obsessive-compulsive disorder, where those who have OCD refuse to embrace proper treatment and fight their disorder. In general, recovery avoidance is attributed to two things: fear and incentive. All things being … Continue reading

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After Residential Treatment

My son Dan spent nine weeks at a residential treatment program for OCD. When my husband and I decided it was time for him to come home, I was ambivalent to say the least. As I said in my book: … Continue reading

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