Archives for Disorders - Page 2

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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Anxiety

Living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) experience obsessions, compulsions or both. “Obsessions are unwanted thoughts, images, or impulses that an individual experiences over and over again,” said Andrea Umbach, PsyD,...
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Addictions

Living with an Alcoholic

Living with an addict can be a living hell: unpredictable and dangerous, yet sometimes exciting and romantic. We never know when we’ll be blamed or accused. We can’t dependably...
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Anorexia

Anger and Anorexia

It took an eating disorder to finally teach me how to get angry. Many people with eating disorders are like me in that they feel reluctant — even downright...
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