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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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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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General

A Life Lived Ridiculously

Dr. Annabelle R. Charbit, PhD in neuroscience, accomplished writer, and lifelong sufferer of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), has used all three of these descriptors to write A Life Lived Ridiculously,...
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Disorders

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Uncertainty

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a neurologically-based anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors or thoughts (compulsions) that the sufferer feels compelled to perform. OCD often...
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Children and Teens

OCD and College Accommodations

An interesting article recently appeared in the Wall Street Journal. “A Serious Illness or an Excuse” is worth reading and talks about what is happening on college campuses across...
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Disorders

OCD: Treatment for Contamination Fears

Before discussing currently accepted treatments for contamination obssessive-compulsive (OC) disorder, let’s cover treatments that should be avoided (but unfortunately are still used by some providers). These treatments may be...
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