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What OCD is and What OCD is Not

November 19th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
What OCD is and What OCD is Not

There are many misconceptions about obsessive compulsive disorder and people often erroneously use the term OCD in everyday slang. The common misunderstanding about OCD is that it simply means someone is obsessively tidy or fastidious in certain aspects of their behavior. The reality is that OCD is a type of anxiety disorder that is fueled …

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How Does One Overcome Trauma-Induced Severe Social Anxiety?

September 24th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
What OCD is and What OCD is Not

Anxiety disorders often occur among people who have had a difficult upbringing, history of abuse or some experience with trauma. Although anxiety can be caused by many factors including genetic vulnerability, trauma is a significant issue that can impact a person’s mental health and lead to the development of symptoms related to anxiety. There is …

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What Can You Do for Your Anxiety Right Now?

July 18th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
What OCD is and What OCD is Not

Managing anxiety can be a long term goal that requires patience and lots of time spent working with a therapist. However, there are some immediate changes you can make and strategies to try that can help provide some quick relief for anxiety as it occurs. Anyone who suffers from anxiety knows how much it can …

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Flying Anxiety

March 16th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
What OCD is and What OCD is Not

One of the most common fears that people experience in their daily lives is a fear of flying. A person’s issues with flying on an airplane can range anywhere from mild worry or anxiety to an intense fear that could prevent them ever traveling by air. Tragedies in the news involving plane crashes and emergency …

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What is Minority Stress?

January 16th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
What OCD is and What OCD is Not

People who are members of a group that is stigmatized by mainstream society may be more vulnerable to psychological distress known as minority stress. This type of issue can occur due to internalizing stigmatization along with having poor social support and in some cases low socioeconomic status. More commonly people experience minority stress in response …

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When Does Social Anxiety Become a Disorder?

March 28th, 2017 - Leave a Comment

We live in a social world. Between social media, social networking, and the importance of personality and individuality in business, never has it paid off this much to love talking to people and making as many contacts as possible. The Internet has connected large portions of the world, with over three billion users and countless …

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A Look at Severe Panic Disorder Symptoms and Treatment Options

March 27th, 2017 - Leave a Comment
What OCD is and What OCD is Not

Panic Disorder Treatment: Panic disorder is a form of anxiety disorder. Like many mental health conditions, it can be subtle or extreme. Today, we want to take a look at the severe panic attack symptoms and treatment options available. Panic Attack Symptoms & Treatment Options – Not only do you actually get terrifying panic attacks that …

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5 Quick Ways to Overcome Anxiety

February 8th, 2017 - Leave a Comment

Anxiety can range from mild to severe. It can cause a tiny knot to form in your stomach or it can cause you to not leave your house for years. Anxiety is not fun on any level. The best thing you can do to overcome anxiety is to catch it in its early stages, before …

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Let’s Talk About Caffeine Induced Anxiety Disorder

January 5th, 2017 - 3 Comments

Caffeine, it’s what’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For most of us we drink a cup of coffee, tea or soda. We drink them to give us energy. We make jokes about needing our caffeine to get us going each day. We blame our grumpy moods on not being able to have caffeine. Just thinking …

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How Is Social Anxiety Treated?

December 2nd, 2016 - 1 Comment

How is social anxiety treated today? Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is sometimes referred to as social phobia. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “Social phobia is a strong fear of being judged by others and of being embarrassed.” People who suffer from this disorder may worry and panic about minor social encounters, like …

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