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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

'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...

'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.

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.

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.

Jessica Pearce Rotondi

The Case For An Imperfect Holiday | 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.

Coming Home After 9/11

Tom Davis | Posted 11.11.2011 | New York
Tom Davis

While so many others were mired in chaos, my mother found stability.

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...

Is It ADHD, OCD Or Both?

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 08.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Sometimes people with ADHD tend to have what look like compulsive tendencies. This is because we've learned to overcompensate for difficulties that we've experienced with distraction, disorganization and inattention.

David Moye

Brazilian Woman Legally Entitled To Masturbate At Work | David Moye | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

In a decision that can only be described as touchy, a Brazilian judge has reportedly ruled that a 36-year-old female accountant can legally masturbate...

Procrastinating Is Great -- When Speaking of Death

Todd Greene | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Todd Greene

Lately I've found I'm preoccupied by death. Not in it coming suddenly, but in the more somber realization that eventually it will all end. I guess I've been thinking it could be sooner more than later.

What Do You Wish Someone Had Told You?

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lamond Simone

We need to encourage our older teenage girls to see our younger girls for what they themselves once were -- on the precipice between self-acceptance and self-loathing, needing the encouragement of the older girls they so admire and respect.

Mia St. John Knocks Out Stigma in Mental-Health Ring

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Robert David Jaffee

Mental illness disrupted Jimmy Piersall's baseball career. For Mia St. John, it has propelled her to three boxing championship belts.

Logic, Guns and Mental Illness

Gloria Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Duffy

The logic is absolutely clear -- the more guns in private hands, the more people will be shot and killed each year in the US. The more guns in private hands, the greater the number will be of mentally unstable individuals with guns.

Tales of Pan Am: "The Pool"

Helen Davey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Helen Davey

Often in my twenty-year career as a flight attendant for Pan Am, especially in the 1960's and first half of the 1970's, I had a feeling of awe and wonder at the experiences that were mine for the asking.

The Art of Obsessing Compulsively

Eric Maisel, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eric Maisel, Ph.D.

By focusing all of its attention on illness and on what's not working, psychology has missed the fact that the brain's ability to obsess can also amount to a real treasure.

Fun with Sam and Ella

Tom Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Davis

I was convinced I had Salmonella, of course, because that's what I always do -- make a leap to the worst case scenario.