Archives for Personal Stories

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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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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Disorders

Can OCD Be Seasonal?

My son Dan’s obsessive-compulsive disorder was at its very worst around January-March of 2008. After floundering and fighting our way through a maze of disorienting treatments and programs for...
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Book Reviews

Hesitation Wounds: A Novel

Who heals the healers? It’s the underlying question in much of medical- and psychiatry-inspired pop culture, from Grey’s Anatomy to Good Will Hunting. We are enamored of the damaged doctor, the...
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