Archives for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Page 2

Disorders

OCD & the Holiday Season

With the holiday season fast approaching, many of us are firmly entrenched in the excitement, anticipation, and busyness of this time of year. Maybe we will visit friends or...
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Attention Deficit Disorder

OCD & Perfectionism

Patty was feeling frustrated and depressed. No matter what she tried, she felt she was stuck. As a young child, she remembers she would come unglued if anyone walked...
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Caregivers

OCD & Siblings

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) affects not only sufferers, but their whole family as well. Being privy to the havoc the disorder often causes can be especially disrupting, confusing, and upsetting...
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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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Disorders

OCD and Isolation

One of the most heartbreaking aspects of my son Dan’s descent into severe obsessive-compulsive disorder was his progressive isolation from his friends. Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence for...
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Disorders

Helping Parents Understand OCD

I tend to write about obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) from a parent’s viewpoint because, well, I’m a parent whose son has OCD. Over the years I’ve chatted with some OCD...
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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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