Archives for Disorders - Page 2

Anti-anxiety

Medication and Anxiety

Medication can be an effective approach for managing various types of anxiety such as panic, hyperarousal, and constant worry. However, contrary to popular belief and subtle messages from pharmaceutical...
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Disorders

Is it OCD, OCPD, or What?

Grace is obsessed about order and having things “just #8221; She is constantly checking for symmetry in her surroundings. The time she spends ordering and organizing her things is...
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Disorders

OCD and Fear of Treatment

I’ve previously written about recovery avoidance in those with obsessive-compulsive disorder. It can be heartbreaking for family and friends to know there is treatment for the illness, yet their...
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Abuse

A Tribute to OCD Heroes

I recently attended a family funeral at the Pacific View Memorial Park in Newport Beach, Calif., about 15 miles southeast of Disneyland and fewer than 10 miles from John...
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Depression

Breathing in a Circle

On the last Tuesday of every month, around the world, small groups of people gather themselves into circles. They come together not to debate an issue, form a committee...
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General

Book Review: Unhinged

Anna Berry’s Unhinged is an intense read — a personal, in-depth account of the heartbreaking and grueling components of a life with mental illness. However, a pertinent takeaway message...
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Children and Teens

What is Toxic Shame?

When shame becomes toxic, it can ruin our lives. Everyone experiences shame at one time another. It’s an emotion with physical symptoms like any other that come and go,...
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Children and Teens

Parents Who Have OCD

Because my son Dan has obsessive-compulsive disorder, my articles often focus on a parent’s perspective. But what if you are the child, and your parent is the one struggling...
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Depression

A New Treatment for Depression

For six months, clinical psychologist Jennice Vilhauer, , had been working with a man who was struggling with depression. He was having a hard time shifting his negative thinking,...
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Disorders

Symptoms of OCD

For those who think they, or a loved one, might be suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, it is easy to do an online search and find a list of typical...
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