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Addictions

Obsessions and Addiction

This article isn’t meant to address obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which is a mental disorder affecting one percent of adults. It starts in childhood and is believed to have a...
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Anxiety

The Anxiety of Facebook

Social media has changed the way people interact. We can now remain in constant contact with hundreds of so-called friends, even ones we rarely see in person. The impact...
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Anxiety

OCD & Time Management

Time management is a hot topic these days. Whether related to the workplace, school, homemaking, child-rearing, or our personal lives, there just never seems to be enough time to...
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General

Confessions of a Worrywart

While reading Susan Orlins’s poignant memoir, I was reminded continuously of the catchphrase from the late ’60s and early ’70s feminist movement: “The personal is political.” The specifics of...
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Anxiety

Is Liking Your Therapist Enough?

When my son Dan’s self-diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) was confirmed by his longtime pediatrician, the doctor suggested he see a therapist. So off he went to the most...
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Anxiety

Good Therapy for OCD

With the help of the Internet, my son Dan correctly diagnosed himself with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) at the age of 17. After his diagnosis, his longtime pediatrician recommended he...
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Anxiety

OCD, Guilt and Religion

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he….” ~ Proverbs 23:7 Grace had grown up in a religious home. She was familiar with the above proverb. She...
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