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'Hoarding: Buried Alive': Kitchen Catches Fire During Clean-Up

Posted 09.22.2012 | TV

On the latest episode of "Hoarding: Buried Alive" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on TLC), a fire erupted in the kitchen of Laura's home, bringing to life one of the...

'Hoarding: Buried Alive': Is This The Densest Hoard Yet?

Posted 07.16.2012 | TV

Dr. Rebecca Beaton has seen a lot of hoards through her years as a psychologist. Viewers have gone along with her on some pretty extreme cases on "Hoa...

'Hoarding: Buried Alive': Elvis Impersonator Lost And Broken

Posted 07.09.2012 | TV

It was a heartbreaking episode of "Hoarding: Buried Alive" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on TLC) as 51-year old Elvis impersonator Cary was the sole story of the h...

The Science Of Worrying

Jaimal Yogis | Posted 08.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Jaimal Yogis

When it comes to emotions, by all means talk about them. Be open, honest. But I think with these quicksand issues -- these dead horses we've been beating for years, whether with a partner or inside ourselves -- we're something like patients with OCD.

'Extreme Couponing': Judy Admits She May Need Medication

Posted 08.19.2012 | TV

So, is "Extreme Couponing" (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on TLC) as it's depicted on the popular reality show simply people being thrifty and smart about saving, ...

What Is Your Breakdown Trying to Tell You?

Holly Sidell | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Holly Sidell

I am aware now that I need to deal with my real feelings. I have to actually feel the grief, feel the fear. I have to process it all. Which sucks, honestly. It's painful. Who wants to feel pain? But, it's the only way through it.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Bud Clayman on OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive Major Depression Bipolar Asperger's Movie

Dan Persons | Posted 08.08.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

You could say that a documentary with the title OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive Major Depression Bipolar Asperger's Movie is maybe biting off more than it could chew, but no more so than the filmmaker who found himself coping with all those afflictions.

D Is for Disorder

Dr. Jeff Szymanski | Posted 08.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jeff Szymanski

For many, OCD is a time-consuming, debilitating disorder resulting in lost jobs, relationships and important life opportunities. When it comes to trying to understand OCD, people often make the mistake of looking only at the compulsions, and so they miss the real story.

'Khloe & Lamar': Rob Admits He Has OCD

Posted 05.07.2012 | TV

In the penultimate episode of "Khloe & Lamar" (Sun., 10 p.m. EST on E!) for the foreseeable future, Rob Kardashian finally accepted and admitted that ...

'My Mom Is Obsessed' With Going To The Gym

Posted 04.13.2012 | TV

It creates an interesting new angle on OCD and obsessive behaviors when filtered through the eyes of the children they impact. On the latest "My Mom I...

'My Mom Is Obsessed' With Her And My Weight

Posted 04.06.2012 | TV

Tamara's obsession with her own weight spilled into how she was raising her daughter Alizabeth on "My Mom Is Obsessed" (Thu., 10 p.m. ET on Discovery ...

Parents, Kids and OCD

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 06.04.2012 | Parents
Maggie Lamond Simone

"You'd think they would know it's not a disease," my daughter said as we watched Emma's parents on Glee discuss her OCD. "Jeesh. I'm a kid and I know that."

How OCD Helps Me Understand Certain Kinds Of Religious Experience

Matt Bieber | Posted 06.02.2012 | Religion
Matt Bieber

My experiences with OCD -- shot through with magical thinking as they may be -- are in some sense exactly parallel to certain kinds of religious experience. You can't talk me out of them.

Is Your Mom Or Dad A Hoarder?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.27.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

A 50-year-old businesswoman recently walked into her 83-year-old father's apartment and nearly passed out from what greeted her: stacks and stacks of papers, magazines, books -- "literally from the floor to the ceiling."

Why Everyone Is A Bit OCD

Fletcher Wortmann | Posted 04.11.2012 | Books
Fletcher Wortmann

I have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). But I want you to consider your own obsessions before we talk about my clinical ones, because the line between the two is not as clean and distinct as you might think.

Childhood Abuse Led To Adult Hoarding For Carrie

Posted 01.24.2012 | TV

There are many reasons people hoard, but in Carrie's caase on "Hoarders" (Mon., 9 p.m. EST on A&E), her illness stemmed from a sense of worthlessness ...

Editor Dickson Wong's Organizing Obsessions

The Huffington Post | Dickson Wong | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

As deputy editor of Stylelist Home, it's not always easy containing all the mail and 'stuff' that piles up around my desk. Although I can't say my wor...

Dr. Chibaud Breaks Up Sister Fight On 'Hoarders'

Posted 03.04.2012 | TV

It was another double-dose of reasons to clean house with the season premiere of "Hoarders" (Mon., 9 p.m. EST on A&E). Linda was one of the people fea...

A Conversation With Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter About Stigma, Discrimination, and Brain Disorders

S.Z. Berg | Posted 02.27.2012 | Healthy Living
S.Z. Berg

For more than 40 years, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has been an unrelenting crusader for people suffering from mental illness.

The Politics, Stigma and Experience of Brain Disorders: A Blog Series

S.Z. Berg | Posted 02.22.2012 | Healthy Living
S.Z. Berg

The holiday season is a good time to talk about brain disorders. The kind I'm talking about are more commonly referred to as mental illness, but I think that term detracts from the fact that depression, anxiety disorders and other such conditions arise in the brain.

Cara Santa Maria

Anxiety vs. Stress: What's The Difference?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.20.2012 | Education

Acute and chronic stress aren't diagnosable mental illnesses, but anxiety disorders are. So what's the difference? To me, this line is a bit fuzzy. It all comes down to what's happening in the brain, and how that affects an individual's ability to cope.

Jessica Pearce Rotondi

The Case For An Imperfect Holiday

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 12.14.2011 | Women

You know who you are. You ordered personalized gifts for your coworkers -- you may even have made them by hand. You relieved everyone else in the fami...

A Conversation With Jersey Shore Patch Editor Tom Davis About Overcoming 'A Legacy of Madness'

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 02.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Christine A. Scheller

I sat down with Davis, author of mental health memoir "A Legacy of Madness" for a forthright conversation about what it was like to grow up with his mother's undiagnosed mental illness, and what he did to change the course of history in his family.

Movie review: Sleeping Beauty

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.31.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Perhaps I'm not qualified to write about Sleeping Beauty, the debut film from Australian director Julia Leigh. I am, after all, a middle-aged man. An...

How Do I Talk To Someone With OCD?

Posted 10.10.2011 | Healthy Living

Have a loved one diagnosed with depression? Cancer? The thought of talking to that person can be scary and awkward. What do you say? What is polite, a...