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Advice from the Dissociated Part 1: A Peek at the Depersonalized Perception

Marina Biggio | Posted 12.23.2014 | College
Marina Biggio

The only word to describe my experience with depersonalization/derealization is "colossal." When something colossal occurs in your life, it is meant to be learned from and shared.

The One Thing Not To Say To Someone With OCD

Nile Cappello | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nile Cappello

Unless you are educated on OCD, have seen a therapist, or have some sort of confirmation other than your own unfortunate desire to connect with me about this -- I'm going to be honest and let you know I really, really don't want to hear your superficial self-diagnosis.

Crazy on You

Tom McNichol | Posted 06.17.2013 | Comedy
Tom McNichol

DSM-V, the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is due for publication in May. Here's a sneak preview of some new mental disorder categories.

The Harsh Reality Of Hoarding (WATCH)

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.09.2012 | Fifty

Hoarding is a psychological condition that affects 4 million Americans. This compulsive disorder has gained attention through reality shows like ‘Ho...

"Out, Damned Spot! Out, I Say!": Wrestling With the Demons of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Some OCD patients are so resistant to medication that their lives have ceased to be their own. In these cases, new surgical techniques might provide an answer.

A Huge Debate

Shannon Cutts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shannon Cutts

Our ability to mentor the next generation into genuine respect - even love - for their bodies will be in direct correlation to our ability to model that same bodily respect and love in our own lives.

Deploying Our Youngest Solders in the 'War on Obesity'

Shannon Cutts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shannon Cutts

WE are the ones who are afraid of calories, diets, fat, obesity. Our kids are just caught in the crossfire.