Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition characterized by unwanted, recurring thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions). These symptoms can significantly impact daily functioning and quality of life. However, with effective treatment and coping strategies, individuals with OCD can manage their symptoms and lead fulfilling lives. Key Treatments for OCD Coping Strategies for OCD […]
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Guest blog: Teacher’s experiences help students navigate mental health MHA Admin Wed, 09/27/2023 – 08:10 September 27, 2023 by Michael Cullinane As a 46-year-old veteran high school teacher, I often worry my students will soon write me off with an “Okay, Boomer” response. Although a member of Generation X, technically I’m closer in age to
Computerized linguistic analysis: Which associations correspond with students’ symptom reduction in a brief psychodynamic intervention?
This study explored some of the mechanisms that can be helpful in psychotherapy. It investigated the usefulness of a university counselling intervention by evaluating changes in psychological symptomatology before and after the therapeutic intervention and in the linguistic measures applied to clinical reports of the first and last sessions. The sample consisted of 88 university
A Personal Perspective: How can Adam Grant’s newest book help OCD sufferers? In more ways than you think.
Four Emotional States to Attend to When Treating OCD
August 21, 2023
Struggling with intrusive thoughts? Here are three steps that can help you regain control and minimize their impact on your mental well-being.
Relationship obsessive-compulsive disorder (ROCD) is a form of OCD where individuals have intrusive thoughts and compulsions related to their relationship. People with ROCD experience distressing doubts, anxiety, shame, or urgency. They respond by engaging in compulsive behaviours or mental acts to ease their distress and doubts. Practising exposure and response prevention enables effective coping and
Tips to Combat the “What If’s” of OCD During Pregnancy and After Birth
July 6, 2023
Source: U.S. News and World ReportAlthough obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is fairly common, affecting around 1 in every 50 U.S. adults, its causes have not been well understood—until now. Psychologists from the University of Cambridge report they have found widespread chemical imbalances in the regions of OCD patients’ brains responsible for decision-making. The findings could lead to more targeted treatments for the condition, they say.
Researchers found college students who tried to cut their social media use to 30 minutes per day scored significantly lower for anxiety, depression, loneliness and fear of missing out at the end of the two-week experiment and when compared to the control group.