Tag Archives: “what ifs”

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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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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OCD and The Holiday Season

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 small army of loved ones will descend upon … Continue reading

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OCD and Hearing Voices

Talk about stigma! How many of us would actually admit to hearing voices? My guess is not too many. The truth, however, is that it is not uncommon for people to have this experience at one time or another. Heard … Continue reading

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The Only Certainty is Doubt

This week I’ll be sharing one of my more popular posts from September 2011: OCD is often described as “the doubting disease,” but what does doubt have to do with obsessions and compulsions? In an article written for OCD Chicago, … Continue reading

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What If the What Ifs Come True?

In browsing OCD forums and blogs, I have come across some posts that, on the surface, seem to demonstrate that OCD makes sense. In one post, a woman talked of having to perform a certain set of rituals to keep … Continue reading

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The Only Certainty is Doubt

OCD is often described as “the doubting disease,” but what does doubt have to do with obsessions and compulsions? In this OCD Chicago article by Dr. Fred Penzel, he explains: If obsessions are intrusive, unpleasant thoughts, compulsions are the mental … Continue reading

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