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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

I'm A Mom With OCD And This Is What It's Like

Liza Larregui | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Liza Larregui

It started one day when I was in the second grade; I had come home from school and went to jump on my bed, which was what I normally did, except somet...

Experts Say These Are The People Most Likely To Suffer From Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living

Anxiety disorders like social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, agoraphobia, panic disorder and general anxiety are the most common for...

Balancing Sin and Forgiveness to Improve Mental Fitness

David Briggs | Posted 05.06.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

The desire to live up to divine standards can help many religious individuals cultivate successful, lasting relationships and avoid harmful addictions, some research suggests.

#CollegeSurvival: For Students who Suffer from a Mental Illness

Montclair Diplomats | Posted 05.04.2016 | Education
Montclair Diplomats

This is not the typical guide on how to tackle your first year of college, but one on how to cope and even excel during your college years while livin...

It's Not All Hand Washing And Light Switches

Rhiannon Giles | Posted 02.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Rhiannon Giles

I still argue with myself over the need to apologize to dead animals, but I no longer have to fight against apologizing to tires or old t-shirts or single discarded shoes. I still battle with the universe and my expectation that it is just looking for an excuse to ruin everything. I still seek balance.

Here's An Easy Two-Minute Trick To Calm Your Racing Mind

SELF | Posted 02.15.2016 | Healthy Living
SELF

That logic doesn't stop us from obsessing, though, does it? Fortunately, there are tactics you can use to put the brakes on a runaway train of thought.

Mental Illness Gets the Celebrity Treatment. That's a Good Thing

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Back in 2014, Dunham's memoir, Not That Kind of Girl, included a list of things that keep her up at night. Meanwhile, a realistic, yet not overly dramatized depiction of OCD gets a good amount of screen time on Girls in the form of Dunham's character. But is there such a thing as too revealing?

This Is What People With Mental Illness Do On A Daily Basis

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.13.2016 | Healthy Living

Think all people with mental illness are dysfunctional, unproductive members of society? Think again. After his own experience with obsessive compulsi...

Watch As Woman Who Says She Has OCD Goes Through Her Daily Rituals

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 12.04.2015 | Dr. Phil

Courtney says she has OCD and that her condition and her fear of germs causes her to spend her days washing her hands until they bleed and avoiding sh...

WATCH: Peace, Love and Painting Helps Overcome Mental Illness

HooplaHa | Posted 10.27.2015 | Impact
HooplaHa

PeaceLove Co-founder, Jeff Sparr, is a man on an audacious mission -- a mission to make mental illness cool. Not cool to have, but cool to support. If you aren't familiar with mental illness it can be taboo. Jeff wants to change that because it's actually really common.

A Glimpse Inside an OCD Mind

Julie Zack Yaste | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Zack Yaste

I did not choose to have an anxiety disorder with depressive repercussions, but I am choosing to be open and vocal about it, because it's nothing to be ashamed of. It's part of who I am.

Living With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Dan Truong | Posted 08.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Dan Truong

The best description that I can come up with is that it's like a parasite that attaches itself to your mind and grows and grows and slowly infects every aspect of your life. It's like a slow, unceasing progression. It starts in your thoughts, then your behavior, then your personality, and soon, it messes up your relationships with other people.

Attention Hipsters: OCD Is Not a Joke

Maru Gonzalez | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Maru Gonzalez

As someone whose life was once consumed by OCD, I cringe every time I see such quizzes because they relegate my experience -- and those of others with OCD -- to nothing more than an idiosyncrasy, a quirk, something that warrants laughter and ridicule.

Unmasking Mental Illness in Beirut

Emily O'Dell | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Emily O'Dell

Witnessing these four young mental health advocates share the highs and lows of their healing journeys, it was clear to all present that telling one's story openly and honestly is a sign of strength -- not weakness and shame.

How You Can Help Someone With Mental Illness: What to Do First

Farsh Askari | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

Instead of an assessment (which implies judgment) and advice (which implies expertise), what someone who's mentally distressed, in any context, needs first, mentally and emotionally, is some acknowledgment and support.

In Sickness And In Health? Husband Debates Leaving His Wife With OCD

Posted 03.10.2015 | Dr. Phil

Brian says he had a happy marriage to his wife Laura until after their daughter's second birthday, when Laura started doing strange things. She was th...

Video Diary Of A Woman Diagnosed With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Posted 03.10.2015 | Dr. Phil

Laura, a mom of two who was diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in January 2014, says she's become trapped in her own mind. Watch the video a...

Rare Case Of 'Seasonal' OCD Highlights Complexity Of Condition

Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak Boxe Published: 02/26/2015 09:54 AM EST on LiveScience A rare case of "seasonal" obsessive-compulsive disorder in a woman in...

Carolyn Gregoire

4 Things You Probably Didn't Know About OCD

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living

A recent episode of NPR's new podcast, Invisibilia shed light on a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder that's rarely talked about: One that involves...

The Bearable Lightness of Being Earnest

Farsh Askari | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

I will eternally detest everything about OCD, but it brought me to McLean and there I met Will. Consequently, I not only gained the tools to live free of OCD's constant grip, but also to just live.

Fighting Stigma One Story at a Time

Elizabeth Barnett | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Barnett

My mental illnesses are diseases, just like my cancer, and need to be treated in a similar way. If I, myself, can't share my story then it indicates that I also have stigma so I discuss my mental health issues openly just like I do anything else. I have found that when I share my story, I have an impact.

A Life With OCD

Farsh Askari | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

Saying it feels odd calling home as a patient in a mental institution is an understatement. Yet not long ago, that's what I found myself doing.

TV Host Says He Was Fired After Stunning 'Oprah Show' Confession

OWN | Posted 11.14.2014 | OWN

Back in the late '80s and early '90s, Marc Summers was the original host of the messy children's game show "Double Dare" on Nickelodeon. For more than...

Should I Go Au Naturale (With My Medication)?

Maria Senise | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

Lately, I've been pondering the notion of switching my antidepressant medication. I can't tell if mine is effective at all, since my OCD and anxiety h...

Go Ahead, Label Me

Elizabeth Barnett | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Barnett

My labels aren't what make me who I am or how I experience my mental health or lack thereof. My labels just give my treatment team an idea of where I fall on the spectrum and help them to decide various strategies for recovery.