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Anxiety

Sleep and Mental Health Disorders

Sleep is essential to the maintenance of mental health. Sleep helps to regulate mood and process emotional information and experiences into memory. Insufficient sleep is associated with increased emotional reactivity…

OCD and Health Anxiety

Health anxiety (also known as hypochondria or hypochondriasis) is defined as a preoccupation with, and persistent fear of, severe illness. Despite medical attention and reassurance, people with health anxiety either…

OCD, Tics, and Tourette Syndrome

When my son Dan’s obsessive-compulsive disorder was at its worst, he developed facial contortions, twitching throughout his body, and some noticeable tics. As if having severe OCD wasn’t frightening enough!…