Dealing With OCD Symptoms

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) involves being obsessed with something, acting compulsively, or oftentimes both. These obsessions typically occur in the form of recurrent, unwanted thoughts. However, just because you have intrusive thoughts doesn’t mean you have this disorder. The difference has to do with the degree to which a person’s life is affected by these thoughts. …

Why Young Adults Are Vulnerable To Mental Health Crises

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The pandemic has recently spotlighted children’s mental health, especially those who are unable to be in the classroom. One study looked at high school students and discovered that approximately one-third were suffering from depression. A CDC report showed that in youth between the ages of 18-24 there has been a sharp increase in suicide ideation. …

Anxiety VS. Depression: Understanding The Difference

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The word depression is oftentimes lightly thrown around in conversations. While we may think that we’re depressed in a variety of different situations, oftentimes we’re mistaking it for sadness. The confusion starts with the fact that sadness is a symptom of depression. Since we associate both of these things together we find ourselves struggling to …

Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder And Borderline Personality Disorder: What’s The Difference?

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Mental health is complicated, and many disorders have overlapping symptoms. Disorders affect every person differently, so diagnosing correctly can take multiple attempts. Two very similar mental disorders are borderline personality disorder (BPD) and complex post-traumatic stress disorder (cPTSD). They’re both serious disorders with some similar symptoms and causes, but they have quite a few differences …