Articles on Personal Stories

Autism / Asperger

Book Review: Good Trouble

For those struggling with Asperger’s, there are arguably few inspiring memoirs. Joe Biel’s new self-published book, Good Trouble: Building A Successful Life & Business With Asperger’s, promises an uplifting...
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Abuse

Making Room for Gray

Beads of sweat rolled down Randy’s brow as he waited for someone to pick up his call.
 “Hello! Sexual assault victim hotline. How can I help you?” “I am...
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Abuse

Bad Therapists

You go to a psychotherapist in private practice. You are broken, vulnerable, depressed, anxious, grief-stricken, traumatized, anxious. You need to believe the person on the other side of the...
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Disorders

OCD and Memory

As I’ve written many times, my son Dan dealt with obsessive-compulsive disorder so severe he could not even eat. OCD controlled his every move and he could barely function....
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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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