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Life With OCD: The Grass Is Always Greener

Abs – January 1, 2012

I’m not proud to say this, but, sometimes, when I think about having panic disorder, I feel a bit sorry for myself. Why can’t I have something less disruptive and more easily cured, like say, excessive ear wax or a hammertoe? Well, I was having one of these self-pitying moments on Friday when I read […]

OCD & Me (Guest Blogger–Susan)

Abs – December 19, 2011

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) has been a presence in my life for as long as I can remember. During my early 20’s, when the OCD was at its strongest, I was plagued by various obsessions. One of my most vivid memories was standing in front of the stove, pointing at the individual knobs while saying […]

List Anxiety (Guest Blogger–Danielle)

Abs – October 9, 2011

Write four papers. Read six books. Exercise. Food shop. Send out job applications. Clean apartment. Clean the cleaning supplies. Register for tests. Reorganize closet. Do hair, makeup, get dressed.   To-do lists are an organized anxiety sister’s best friend, but at the same time, they can be overwhelming. So overwhelming, in fact, that I often […]

Heat and Anxiety

Mags – July 21, 2011

For many reasons, Abs and I describe summer as our anxiety season.  Of course, as we are anxiety sisters, all seasons bring anxiety, but summer is the whopper.  The intense heat (which touches off anxiety for both of us), the lack of structure (which touches off anxiety for both of us), and the frequent travel […]

Having a Panic Attack? Try a Little TLC

Mags – June 6, 2011

Need help managing panic or anxiety? Give yourself a little TLC: As Anxiety Sisters, we are first and foremost pragmatists. We know that there are all kinds of treatments out there for panic attacks and for anxiety, and we believe in trying (almost) everything. Sometimes, however, we need help in the here-and-now – something to […]

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