About Janet Singer
Janet Singer’s son Dan suffered from OCD so severe that he could not even eat. After navigating through a disorienting maze of treatments and programs, Dan made a triumphant recovery. Janet has become an advocate for OCD awareness and wants everyone to know that OCD, no matter how severe, is treatable. There is so much hope for those with this disorder. Janet, who uses a pseudonym to protect her son’s privacy, is the author of Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery, published in January 2015 by Rowman & Littlefield. Her own blog, www.ocdtalk.wordpress.com, has reached readers in 167 countries. She is married with three children and resides in New England.
Articles by Janet Singer:
OCD and Emetophobia
Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy for OCD
Help for Those with Alzheimer’s or Related Dementia
Neurotoxicity and Its Relation to Psychiatric Symptoms
Plan for a Healthy Retirement
The Importance of Connection
Brain-Circuit-Based Therapies for OCD
OCD and Rage
The Only Constant Is Change
Dealing with OCD — When Instincts Are Wrong
When Adult Children with OCD Live at Home
Causes of Psychosis
When Parents and Children Are Estranged
ERP and ACT for OCD — Making Sense of the Acronyms!
Does Your Therapist Have OCD?
Mental Illness or Brain Disorder?
The Reality of Broken Heart Syndrome
Who Is to Blame for My Son’s OCD?
OCD and Social Scrupulosity
Interoceptive Exposures for Those with Panic Disorder
A Baby Has Died — What Should We Do?
OCD, Worry, and Uncertainty — Then and Now
OCD and Black-and-White Thinking
Increase in Suicide Rates and Teen Depression
Mental Health and Loneliness
OCD and the Big Picture
Freedom from OCD
OCD is Messy
What If the ‘What Ifs’ Come True?
When to Seek Treatment for OCD
Have OCD? You Can Still Keep the Bar High
The Rhyme and Reason of Rituals
Choosing Exposure Response Prevention Therapy
Should OCD Be a Family Affair?
Preventive Therapy for OCD?
Why Don’t I Have OCD?
Is He Really Fine?
OCD and Doing the Opposite
OCD and Ignorance
OCD and Messiness
Pure Obsessional OCD
Medications for OCD and Activation Syndrome
Anxiety and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy
OCD and Early Treatment Experiences
OCD and Evidence-Based Therapy
OCD and The Solving Ritual
Fighting OCD Is a Potential Tug of War
OCD in the Family? Try to Lighten Up
OCD Thoughts, or Just Thoughts?