Tag: OCD treatment

Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) frequently experience problems with disturbing, intrusive thoughts, as well as overwhelming impulses to perform ritualistic behaviors that reduce the anxiety associated with such thoughts. Traditional psychotherapy has not been found to be helpful for most individuals with OCD.  However, one modern form of treatment is particularly successful in overcoming symptoms […]

Mood Disorders and Personality Disorders among the Most Common Mental Illnesses

 Mental health problems are the leading cause of disability in the U.S., costing our society countless hours of productivity each year. The types of mental illnesses are wide-ranging and are classified according to symptoms and characteristics.  It is not always easy to pinpoint a specific mental disorder. This is in part due to similarities between […]

Help Available for Compulsive Hoarders

Compulsive hoarding is by no means a new phenomenon. However, it has recently moved into the spotlight courtesy of several documentaries and television shows such as A&E’s “Hoarders” and TLC’s “Hoarding: Buried Alive.” The exposure compulsive hoarding has gained as a result has been an eye-opener to many hoarders as well as to those around […]

Mental Illness Does Not Discriminate: Celebrity Struggles Well-Documented

In recent years, many high profile actors, politicians and athletes have opted to take the step of disclosing their battles with mental disorders to the general public. In doing so, these people have elevated public awareness of conditions such as bipolar disorders, depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD). In some cases, the decisions by […]