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Learning How to Stop OCD Rituals


Learning How to Stop OCD Rituals

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that impacts millions of people. It is more common than many people believe, but it is also a bit of a mystery for most. Due to misinformation and people carelessly saying that someone "is OCD," it's no surprise that many view this as a mysterious condition. OCD is when someone has obsessive...[ read more ]

OCD: Identifying & Treating Compulsions

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that most people have at least heard of. It is often mentioned casually in phrases like, "Oh, they are so OCD!" However, OCD is a mental health disorder that many do not fully understand. Because of these misconceptions, there is a lot of misinformation about what OCD actually is. OCD is characterized...[ read more ]

How to Help Your Child Navigate School Anxiety

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As a parent, you don't want to see your child deal with issues we most commonly associate with adulthood, especially when those issues are anxiety or depression. We often think about the childhood years as being completely carefree. If only that were the case. Children, unfortunately, also deal with anxiety, worries, and stress. Childhood anxiety most often stems from three...[ read more ]

How Do ADHD and Anxiety Overlap in Children?

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It's heartbreaking to hear that children can experience mental health disorders. It can also be surprising or hard to believe for many adults. After all, we often associate these disorders with something that only adults experience. Children are often at the crossroads of two common mental health disorders. Anxiety and ADHD both commonly start in childhood or the teenage years....[ read more ]

What is CBT?

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Within the therapy world, there are a lot of different approaches to help someone find relief from their struggles. Generally speaking, many of these approaches seem like a huge mystery for those who aren't familiar with therapy terms. CBT, or Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, is an approach that seems more mysterious than it actually is. When you are interested in starting therapy,...[ read more ]

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children

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Even though it seems rare, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is pretty common in both adults and children. Like many other mental health concerns, it can sometimes feel taboo to talk about, making it seem as if not many people suffer from it. It might be surprising to hear that children can also develop OCD. In children, OCD symptoms can sometimes...[ read more ]

What Does Anxiety Feel Like?

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By now, you have probably realized that anxiety is a common mental health concern. Over the past few years, topics like anxiety and depression have popped up more in our conversations with each other as well as nationally. There really isn't a question of why this is when you consider everything that has occurred over the past 5 years. Anxiety...[ read more ]

5 Ways to Help Someone with Anxiety

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Anxiety is a challenging condition to deal with. It's normal for most people to experience some anxiety throughout their week. When juggling many different responsibilities, it can feel like a never-ending list that you feel as if you can't complete. Anxiety can be healthy in moderation. It helps motivate us, keeps us moving forward, and develops solutions to our problems....[ read more ]

3 Ways To Deal With Anxiety

It's another day, and you can't help but feel on edge. The day was stressful. You couldn't help but worry about everything on your to-do list that you had to do at work and home. Your mind can't stop looking at the future and asking, "What if..?" You're exhausted, and yet you can't seem to sleep at night. Your heart...[ read more ]

What Is Anxiety?

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You can't help but feel as if something is off. Lately, it seems as if you are worried about absolutely everything. Your thoughts always seem to be so negative, and you can't seem to focus on anything else. When you start to feel even a little bit stressed, your heart feels like it's going to beat right out of your...[ read more ]

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