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Living With... Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Rachel Hawkins | Posted 10.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachel Hawkins

I first had the idea to write about my OCD back in November 2015. I'd just published an article about my Generalised Anxiety Disorder. A condition I ...

How Can I Best Help My Child With OCD?

Quora | Posted 10.11.2016 | Parents
Quora

How can OCD be cured without professional help? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered b...

I Have Morning Sickness PTSD

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 10.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Galina Nemirovsky

One of the symptoms of PTSD is avoiding situations that remind you of the event or trigger memories of the traumatic event. This becomes complicated when food is the evil instigator.

Do You Suffer From Obsessive Trump Disorder?

Jonathan Small | Posted 09.10.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Small

The symptoms start seconds after I awake in the morning. Like an addict reaching for his pain meds, I fumble for my iPhone and scroll through my feeds...

The Indispensable Cornerman

Alaina Baker | Posted 09.02.2016 | Impact
Alaina Baker

In boxing, one of the fundamental necessities of the sport is the presence of a good cornerman. In an article written a few years ago providing insight into and describing the sine qua non of the cornerman, the author declared, "he [the cornerman] must be a psychologist, able to assist the fighter through the emotional minefield that is the preparation for combat.

Donald Trump Is NOT Mentally Ill

Brett Gleason | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Brett Gleason

Or at least we, nor the media, are in a position to diagnose him. Because that’s what mental illness is -– a serious diagnosis to be given by a pr...

Can Psychedelics Cure OCD?

Adam Strauss | Posted 08.10.2016 | Weird News
Adam Strauss

Whatever shirt I put on was somehow wrong. It didn't fit right, or there was a small stain: either way I was making a mistake. But the next shirt was even worse -- and now the anxiety was too.

The Unexpected Effect Pokémon Go Had On A Boy With Autism

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.22.2016 | Good News

One boy with autism is catching ‘em all ― and discovering a new side of himself in the process. For Ralphie Koppelman, a 6-year-old who was diagn...

How Increased Fundraising And Research Dollars For Mental Health Can Save Lives

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

Sweat beading down his face and lake water spilling from his wetsuit, Adrian Hunter and close friend Brian Litke took on a serious physical challenge ...

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...

When Fear Washes In: Health Anxiety And Death Anxiety

Sheryl Paul | Posted 07.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sheryl Paul

Fear is a part of life. Sometimes we can keep it at bay, but eventually, with certainty, it will creep in like a red tide on an otherwise calm beach. ...

Grief Neutralizes Thought

Sheryl Paul | Posted 06.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sheryl Paul

The answers aren't in your head. They're in the undiscovered place inside, the well of Self that can only be accessed when you stop and find the courage to take your own hand and listen with kindness and curiosity to what needs to be felt and heard.

When Illness Is Greater Than a Degree

Kelsey Hatchitt | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Kelsey Hatchitt

That illness has given me proof that I can indeed find the strength to rise up. It taught me that, despite the brokenness that comes along with it, my brain can still perform to society's limited standards, and beyond. It would be silly not to say thank you to it, especially when it's in full force, testing this thing I call resilience.

Clint Malarchuk: Amazing Follow-Up Interview

Samina Raza | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Samina Raza

A really AMAZING follow-up interview with an incredibly amazing man, Clint Malarchuk. He is an ex NHL goalie, coach, and the author of a remarkable bo...

Clint Malarchuk Interviewed

Samina Raza | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Samina Raza

I had the great pleasure of interviewing Clint Malarchuk, NHL goalie, NHL coach, cowboy, horse dentist and now author of his first book "A Matter of I...

8 Celebrities On Their Struggles With Mental Illness

Health.com | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Health.com

When Kristen Bell was 18 years old, her mom sat her down and explained that depression ran in the family: "She said, 'There is a serotonin imbalance ... and it can often be passed from female to female,'" the actress recounted in a recent interview on Off Camera with Sam Jones.

#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...

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 53. The Drama of the Gifted Child.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 53. The Drama of the Gifted Child. I don't know about you, sister, but my child is gifted. I mean, his diapers look like ...

My Mental Illness and Explaining the Inexplicable

David Toussaint | Posted 04.19.2016 | Queer Voices
David Toussaint

There was a pattern developing. I began to realize that any obsession took over for a few weeks, clogged my brain like red-horn-blaring cement, took away freedom of mind, and then dissipated, like when a fever breaks.

The Last Taboo

Sherry Caris | Posted 04.15.2016 | Women
Sherry Caris

After a recent unfortunate social experience, I've decided to start talking about menopause in mixed company and I'm not shutting up. This weekend my...

What Being Obsessive Compulsive Taught Me About Life

Harold Stark | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Harold Stark

Slowly but steadily, I developed post-traumatic symptoms that soon translated to PTSD, followed by full-blown Obsessive Compulsion Disorder. For a long time I didn't even know what it was, but when I did, the disease had already gone too far deep within me.

Why Does My Child Have OCD? How Can I Help?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

OCD is hard on parents who are watching their child suffer and feel to blame or guilty when it's not their fault, although they can escalate the anxiety if they don't follow the recommendations.

This Project Is Shutting Down OCD Stereotypes In A Beautiful Way

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living

A global initiative is working to erase negative perceptions around obsessive compulsive disorder, one creative statement at a time. The Secret Illnes...

Coding Allows Learning Disabled Students to Shine

Vidcode | Posted 04.01.2016 | Education
Vidcode

Learning to code is become increasingly prevalent in school curriculum's. From after-school clubs to dedicated class periods, coding and computer scie...

OCD: Misnamed, But No Longer Mistreated

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Kids often get knee pain. When it persists, an X-ray may show a lesion of the articular cartilage: the bearing surface of the joint. That lesion is usually called Osteochondritis dissecans, a terrible and misleading name that implies inflammation (itis) and drying out (dissecans), though neither is present in the condition.