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May 18th 2015:Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery

Today we will learn about a mother’s journey to help her son who suffered from severe obsessive compulsive disorder. It is a story of hope and the power of family as well as to offer direction to those whose lives have been touched by this misunderstood disorder. By sharing useful information about OCD and its treatment, our guests are able to offer not just a personal account of how the disorder can affect sufferers and families, but also a glimpse into the possibilities for diagnosis, clinical approaches, and successful outcomes.

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Janet Singer

Janet Singer is an advocate for OCD awareness, that obsessive-compulsive disorder, no matter how severe, is treatable. At age 18, her son suffered from OCD so debilitating he could not eat. Today, thanks to exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy, he is living life to the fullest. Janet recounts her family’s story in her book, Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery. She also writes regularly for and, and has been published on many other web sites including Beyond OCD and Mad in America. She started her own blog, ocdtalk (
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Seth J. Gillihan, PhD

Seth J. Gillihan, PhD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Pennsylvania. His publications include research articles and book chapters on the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety and depression, how CBT works, and the use of brain imaging to study psychiatric disorders. Dr. Gillihan's clinical practice is in Haverford, PA
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