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What is Sexual Obsession?

When it comes to obsessive-compulsive disorder¬†(OCD), the main symptoms are unwelcomed thoughts, images, or ideas that don’t leave the mind and cause suffering. A subset of these symptoms is known as sexual obsession. This is when an idea or thought surrounding sexual activity continually preoccupies or intrudes on your mind. These can happen both with

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The Role of Society’s Expectations in Mental Health

“All the worlds a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits, and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.” – William Shakespeare When the great playwright said this, he was discussing just what we’re about to talk about today; social expectations. For a moment, consider

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What is Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental illness which often results in long-lasting effects that are defined by disorderly, continuous thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions). There are many ways in which people with OCD relieve these feelings – from biting their nails to excessively cleaning everything in their living facility. The disorder can have a destructive

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Are Nietzsche’s Beliefs on Nihilism Good for Mental Health?

When it comes to how to handle mental health, we each take our own approach. Though some of us take the approach suggested by all mental health professionals – treatment through therapy and medication – others seek out ways to self-medicate. Philosophy has a way of helping us not only understand our thoughts but the

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