Some people wonder if talking to their pets makes them seem “weird.” Yet it’s a natural impulse for humans to continue to engage in this behavior.
Treatment Approaches for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by Dr. Fabiana Franco
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a serious mental disorder that is more prevalent than once thought. About 2 to 3 percent of the population will struggle with OCD at some point in their lifetime (Pittenger, Kelmendi, Bloch, Krystal, & Coric, 2005). Treatment Approaches for OCD To date,a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and […]Read More
Stressful Life Events and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) by Dr. Fabiana Franco
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a serious anxiety condition that can affect people of all ages and backgrounds. Individuals with OCD often experience unnecessary worry – Did I turn the stove off before I left the house? Are my hands clean? Will my family be okay?Read More
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Psychotherapy works! Thousands of empirical studies have clearly demonstrated the effectiveness of this form of treatment for many different mental, behavioral, and general health problems and concerns.
With a biological tendency to want more or achieve more, humans can often feel dissatisfied. This article includes an interview with author Robert Wright, who describes the role of mindfulness meditation in overcoming dissatisfaction.
After spending years of pretending to be pain-free while keeping up appearances at work, David Roberts finally sought help. Doctors were unable to find a physical cause of the pain, so he had to consider another approach: meditation.
In some cases a suicide might seem rational (like someone dying of a terrible disease who wants to end their life), and perhaps it is, but if the suicide is the result of a treatable condition like depression, then perhaps that condition should be treated so that the patient can make a more “rational” decision about living or dying.
The Guardian has an article that outlines six ways to take care of your own mental health while supporting someone with depression. Poorna Bell, the author of this article, shares her tips from her experience supporting her husband.
“Dive” in! While forest bathing doesn’t actually involve bathing in a nearby stream or river alongside a forest, it does involve immersing oneself into a natural environment. Learn more in this article from NPR.