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Scrupulosity OCD: Symptoms and Treatment

Scrupulosity The OCD Cycle We live in a society where we do not like to be uncomfortable and where we have difficulty tolerating distress. Anxiety is a word that has a lot of negative connotations, and because of this, we quickly try to find solutions and go into problem solving mode. For some people, the danger signal gets attached to...[ read more ]

Understanding the Cycle of Anxiety

Anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorders can be highly stressful and debilitating for individuals who are struggling with these conditions as well as for their family members. The presentation of symptoms often leaves loved ones feeling confused and bewildered. Individuals who are struggling with these conditions first-hand may have difficulty articulating what is going on and explaining how they are feeling....[ read more ]

15 Things You Can Do to Enhance Your Anxiety Treatment

Although psychotherapy along with medication management (if warranted) are the mainstays of treating anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders, there are a number of other interventions that you can be doing in order to help enhance and even expedite your progress. 1) Maintain your normal schedule to the greatest possible extent you can manage Why: All too often, I see patients who...[ read more ]

The Deconstruction of a Panic Attack

Heart racing, difficulty breathing, nausea, feeling lightheaded, and noticing that things around you look strange? You may be having a panic attack. During a panic attack, at least four of the following symptoms are present: Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate Sweating Trembling or shaking Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering Feeling of choking Chest pain or discomfort...[ read more ]

How Too Much Screen Time Affects Kids

The current generation is growing up with smart devices and an ever-increasing amount of technology. Children and teenagers today are spending more time than ever looking at their screens. This trend has parents around the world worried about their child’s health. Several studies have associated more screen time with a variety of health problems, including increased social anxiety, sleeping disorders,...[ read more ]

The Paradox of Humor in Anxiety Management

Anyone who has ever struggled with anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD), whether it was short-term or long-term, specific or generalized, included body symptoms or intrusive thoughts, knows that the experience can be extremely scary and unsettling. As much as you might try to get far away from this feeling, it may feel like an ever-present shadow, darkening your mood and...[ read more ]

Helping Kids Cope With Mental Health

With the return to school upon us, it’s quite possible that your child may have apprehension or difficulty controlling their emotions or thoughts about school. If you’re noticing somewhat unusual aggressive or hyperactive behavior and violent outbursts, it’s possible that your child may be dealing with a mental health issue. Children with mental health issues need their parents’ help to...[ read more ]

How to Deal with Anxiety During Stressful Times

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of people around the world in several ways and will likely continue to have major effects on public health. As work-from-home becomes a focus of society, working folks are ending up in social situations (or lack thereof) that they may not know how to deal with. If you are surrounded by negative news...[ read more ]

When to See a Therapist for Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease, typically about something with an uncertain outcome or even in the absence of a stressor. Anxiety is a normal emotion and a common human experience. Not only can it serve to motivate us, it can also protect us from harmful or unpleasant consequences (e.g. failing an exam due to lack of...[ read more ]

The Struggle, The Stigma

Recognizing that you have a mental health disorder can be difficult to accept. It’s a whole new part of life that you have to navigate, and a challenge that some people will never have to face. Medications, therapy, the feeling of being alone, and battles inside your brain. But perhaps the most difficult part of having a mental health condition for many...[ read more ]