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Helping Your Child with OCD When You Don’t Know About It

Helping Your Child with OCD When You Don’t Know About It

How to help your child with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is not in any parenting manual. Helping your child with OCD is almost impossible when you don’t know about it yourself.

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Free Yourself From Obsessive Thoughts

Free Yourself From Obsessive Thoughts

Do you have obsessive thoughts? Find out why people have obsessive thoughts and how to free yourself from obsessive thinking.

An unexpected break-up, past criticisms, the calorie intake in a meal, the amount of money sitting in a bank… These are all examples of everyday topics that often result in consuming, repetitive and persistent thoughts. Why do we develop obsessive thought patterns and how can we free ourselves from them?

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The Stigma of Trichophagia – Eating Hair

The Stigma of Trichophagia – Eating Hair

I’m Sandy Rosenblatt. I have trichotillomania and I want to come clean about something.

When I first decided to blog about trichotillomania, I was very clear with myself. I knew what I would write about and what I wouldn’t. I knew I had no problem being vulnerable, sharing my own story. I also had no issue writing blogs that were fact-based. I did, however, make a conscious decision of what I, 100%, would not include. I was not going to write a single sentence about one of the possible behaviors that one may have with trichotillomania. I was absolutely NOT going to include anything about eating hair. (trichotillomania symptoms)

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Confronting the Postpartum OCD Monster

Confronting the Postpartum OCD Monster

It was four weeks after my first child was born when I experienced my first intrusive thought. In fact, the thought itself – a vision of myself placing my hand over his mouth – wasn’t unusual, as disturbing as it was. My reaction, however, was.

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