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Dad walks 525 miles in memory of son’s suicide

On April 21, Denis Asselin, 63, left his home to embark on a 525-mile walk from Philadelphia to Boston to honor the memory of his son Nathaniel, who took his life last year after a 13-year battle with body dysmorphic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. Nathaniel was 24. Mr Asselin's primary goals are to tell Nathaniel's story -- so that awareness about brain disorders, especially OCD and BDD, can spread far and wide. Read the Article ...

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Sleepwalking Linked to OCD

A survey of 16,000 adults in 15 states found about 29 percent said they had sleepwalked at least once in their lives, close to three percent did it between once a year and once a month, and one percent sleepwalked at least twice per month. The study found that certain people were more likely to sleepwalk, including those with sleep apnea or insomnia, heavy drinkers and people taking sleeping pills. Participants on antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors seemed to have a higher risk for sleepwalking, but the researchers said this could be explained by the conditions those drugs treat. Both major ...

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New Name for OCD Chicago: Beyond OCD

OCD Chicago is making the name change in response to its increasingly global reach and to better reflect its mission of helping children and adults get proper treatment, according to Board of Directors President Jeanne Ettelson. “If OCD touches your life, we are there to help,” says Ettelson. “The name Beyond OCD captures the hope, encouragement and education we offer to OCD sufferers and their families. Facing this disorder can be an enormous challenge, but with the appropriate treatment most people can get past their OCD to lead the full lives that they deserve." In recent years, ...

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