The Connection Between Depression And OCD

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When you have OCD your mind is full of anxious, dreadful thoughts. While you know they’re irrational, they consume you nevertheless making you feel hopeless. Generally speaking, this mental condition has a lot in common with depression. In fact, oftentimes they’re comorbid conditions. How Your Random Thoughts Differ While both OCD and depression cause negative …

Why You Shouldn’t Believe Every Thought In Your Head

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It’s imperative for good mental health that you control your thoughts instead of allowing them to control you. Unfortunately, some people are natural over-thinkers, experts at rumination. This means their mind will gladly grab onto a pessimistic thought, especially when they’re feeling anxious or annoyed. Doing so feels constructive and protective but it’ll drive you …

Common Myths of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, recurring thoughts known as “obsessions” and/or behaviors that he/she feels the urge to repeat over and over, known as “compulsions.” These symptoms can interfere with all aspects of a person’s life …

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Understanding OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder that is defined by repetitive behaviors involved in reducing anxiety, as well as intrusive thoughts that produce anxiety, or both. Day-to-day functioning can be difficult for someone with OCD since the symptoms of this disorder can be life-encompassing and seem inescapable. Statistics indicate that 1–3% of …