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Has ‘gaslighting’ become a diluted term?

(person A) “I am so mad that you went on that business trip during Valentine’s Day.” (person B) “I didn’t even realize that you didn’t want me to go.” (person A) “I was hoping you would just KNOW how important it was to me and decide on your own not to...

Five Lessons I learned on the Path to OCD Recovery

While attending OCDPeers weekly group on intrusive thoughts, I took notes to help myself process and reflect on my OCD recovery journey. While listening to other people’s stories I started writing little affirmations and reminders to keep to myself as I continued down...

Shame & Guilt – OCD Roadblocks

Self-Love a Gateway to Freedom from Shame  What is shame?  Shame is an emotion any human being can experience regardless of their mental health. It is insidious, heavy, and sometimes painful. Shame brings on a slew of other emotions like anger,...

Creating Personal Boundaries for OCD Recovery

As you continue down your path of OCD recovery and/or treatment, you will begin to learn that the road is not perfectly linear nor consistent. Everyone’s path and treatment plan is different, and there is no “ideal” timeline. The goal of anyone’s recovery journey is...

OCD & Medication: Let’s Erase the Stigma

Each individual with obsessive-compulsive disorder has a unique and customized treatment plan. In many cases, that includes the use of medication in tandem with ERP (exposure response prevention). An effective and proven medication for OCD treatment is a drug called a...