Articles on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Page 2

Caregivers

Pure Obsessional OCD

When my 17-year-old son Dan told me he had obsessive-compulsive disorder, my first comment was “But you never even wash your hands!” While that statement surely revealed my limited...
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Relationship OCD

One thing is definite about obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is creative, with no shortage of themes to latch onto. Typically, OCD will attack the very things the person with the...
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Cognitive-Behavioral

OCD and Evidence-Based Therapy

There is an eye-opening article in the New York Times called “Looking for Evidence That Therapy Works.” It states that while the evidence-based treatment known as cognitive behavioral therapy...
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Disorders

OCD and The Solving Ritual

When someone is diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, education is essential. Understanding what the disorder entails and how to best treat it are key components to recovery. So much to...
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Caregivers

OCD in the Family? Try to Lighten Up

Parents whose children suffer from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder are often devastated and heartbroken. Their formerly happy, loving, well-adjusted son or daughter is now barely functioning, caught up in a...
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Caregivers

OCD Thoughts, or Just Thoughts?

Obsessions, in relation to obsessive-compulsive disorder, are defined on the International OCD Foundation website as “thoughts, images or impulses that occur over and over again and feel outside of...
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