Archives for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Page 2

Children and Teens

Parents Who Have OCD

Because my son Dan has obsessive-compulsive disorder, my articles often focus on a parent’s perspective. But what if you are the child, and your parent is the one struggling...
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Disorders

Symptoms of OCD

For those who think they, or a loved one, might be suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, it is easy to do an online search and find a list of typical...
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Anxiety

Living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) experience obsessions, compulsions or both. “Obsessions are unwanted thoughts, images, or impulses that an individual experiences over and over again,” said Andrea Umbach, PsyD,...
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Disorders

OCD and Values

When I talk or write about my son’s journey through severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, the topic of values often arises. Values are the things that are very important and meaningful...
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Disorders

OCD and Mindfulness

We hear a lot about the concept of mindfulness these days. Simply put, mindfulness is the act of focusing on the present moment in a nonjudgmental way. It involves...
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Caregivers

OCD and Trauma

When discussing the causes of obsessive-compulsive disorder, the general consensus is that a combination of genetic and environmental factors likely leads to its development. There’s talk of genetic predisposition,...
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Disorders

Where Are the Obsessions?

It seems to me that obsessive-compulsive disorder has become the mental illness du jour. Every day new celebrities announce they have the disorder and the topic seems to be...
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Atypical Antipsychotics

OCD and Atypical Antipsychotics

While the frontline treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder continues to be Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy, many who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder also appear to be helped by medication....
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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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