Archives for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Page 3

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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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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Children and Teens

OCD and Homeschooling

After reading many of John Holt’s books in college and subsequently working with him in Boston, I became committed to the homeschooling movement. This was in the mid-’70s, way...
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Children and Teens

OCD: When Once is Not Enough

“Say good-night mommy, say good-night,” pleaded Johnny every night. It wasn’t as if he had not already read several books, been tucked in, and kissed good night. Johnny’s pleas...
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Disorders

OCD and Humor

Obsessive-compulsive disorder often is portrayed as a quirky, cutesy, bothersome at most, illness. This couldn’t be further from the truth. OCD is a potentially devastating neurologically-based anxiety disorder with...
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Disorders

OCD and Hyper-responsibility

One of the driving forces behind obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an inflated sense of responsibility, known as hyper-responsibility. Those who suffer from hyper-responsibility believe they have more control over...
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