Being a parent is probably the hardest job in the world, bar none. And being married probably comes in second. Anything added to the difficulty of being a parent is just extra work, like parenting a child with Continue reading
Self-care suggestions for the non-afflicted (but affected) family members:
1. Educate yourself about OCD in general and about the specifics of your sufferer’s symptoms. This might include going to his/her therapist with him/her to learn more, reading about OCD, going through the Y-BOCS symptom checklist with your sufferer and Continue reading
So many people with various forms of obsessions and compulsions struggle with anxiety that comes from uncertainty and doubt. After all, OCD is called “The Doubting Disease” for a reason. Doubt, like anxiety and guilt, is a feeling so unpleasant that it drives people to resolve it with great urgency. In the height of this doubt, it makes sense that many people will seek reassurance Continue reading
As is often the case in the immediate aftermath of a tragedy, this week there has been an explosion of misinformation in the blogosphere. Because of the tragic school shootings in Connecticut, we’ve seen increased discussions about both gun control and mental health issues. One such post Continue reading
What is a personal boundary?
Benjamin Franklin said in Poor Richard’s Almanack “Love your neighbor; yet don’t pull down your hedge”. Robert Frost penned a more current version of the same thought in his poem Mending Wall: “Good fences make good neighbors.” In each case, they were speaking of the value Continue reading