Archives for Parenting

Disorders

The Loneliness of OCD

I get a lot of comments on my blog. One recurring theme is that obsessive-compulsive disorder is often accompanied by feelings of intense loneliness. Those with OCD typically realize...
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Children and Teens

Sleep in Children

Children have very different sleep needs from adults. Throughout childhood and adolescence, the need for sleep remains higher than for adults. Children spend more time in deep sleep and...
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Caregivers

OCD and Who You Truly Are

I connect with a lot of people who are suffering from the effects of obsessive-compulsive disorder. And I’m not just talking about those who have OCD. I’m talking about...
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Caregivers

OCD Is Real

Since the publication of my book Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery, I’ve had several interviews as well as appearances where I’ve talked about our family’s story. Invariably, I get...
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Anxiety

OCD, Tics, and Tourette Syndrome

When my son Dan’s obsessive-compulsive disorder was at its worst, he developed facial contortions, twitching throughout his body, and some noticeable tics. As if having severe OCD wasn’t frightening...
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Abuse

Narcissistic Relationships

Since writing Codependency for Dummies, countless people have contacted me about their unhappiness and difficulties in dealing with a difficult loved one — frequently a narcissistic partner or parent...
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