Tag: ocd

What Are the 5 Subtypes of OCD?

As with any other mental disorder, people struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are bound to experience the illness differently. In fact, when it comes to diagnosis, OCD faces such a broad definition that many people may find themselves fitting the bill. Truth be told, there are subtypes of OCD that people are prone to struggle

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What to do About Intrusive Thoughts

Intrusive thoughts are more than a nightmare for people suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). They’re a bizarre behavior of the human brain that can happen to anyone. You ever just going about your day when – out of nowhere – you suddenly imagine a strange image or think up an unsettling thought? These thoughts can

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Why You Should Be Wary of Prescription Drugs

Just because the doctor said it was okay, doesn’t actually make it okay. One of the leading causes of the opioid epidemic is prescription drug abuse [1]. Many who receive specific medications develop an addiction they feel they have no control over. In turn, when these prescriptions run out, they turn to the streets to

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Did Ancient Philosophers Understand Mental Health?

A deeper look into how ancient philosophers viewed mental illness.

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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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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