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    Folks:

    I want to know if anyone agrees with me on something. If you've read Harry Potter, you might have run across the Boggart in Professor Lupin's Defense Against the Dark Arts class (book 3, Prisoner of Azkaban).

    Is it just me, or is the Boggart the physical manifestation of OCD?

    1. It manifests as your greatest fear.
    2. It feeds off of your fear (anxiety).
    3. The way to beat it is to make it into something funny, and laugh at it.


    (Please let me know if anyone wants more details. Or, read the books! They are awesome!)
    Darin M. Bush, The Tourette Tiger, author of "Tiger Trails"
    http://www.facebook.com/tourettetiger

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    Default Harry Potter, the Boggart, and OCD

    hey Darin

    I have read this book and watched the movie and never made that connection... you are so insightful! I am inclined to watch it again with this in mind
    Janet, mom of 4

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    "Intelligence is always increasing; accommodation allows your intelligence to do what it has always done." Cassie Green, Washington College

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    Haha.. that's a good point. I like it.
    Colin

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    Hi Darin:

    I like Janet never made the connection, but good point. We are all avid Harry Potter readers here.
    PJK

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    Thank you everyone for the feedback!

    I have always thought that J.K. goes to therapy, and that is a compliment. She always amazes me with her emotionally competent characters and interactions.

    Would any child with TS+ fail if Dumbledore was their professor? Nope. Can that man handle Storms or what? Yup.

    I'd love for TSFC to have Neville Longbottom as a poster child for executive dysfunction. I mean, some of us do need a Remembral after all.

    Professor Lupin's attitude towards his lycanthropy (werewolf) has always touched me - he seems to reflect my own attitude towards my Storms.

    And that's just off the top of my head...
    Darin M. Bush, The Tourette Tiger, author of "Tiger Trails"
    http://www.facebook.com/tourettetiger

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