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Sifting Through The Myths About OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), rarely is the same from one person to the next. While it might be on the easier side in terms of a diagnosis, as often the common symptoms are identified quickly from a trained professional with a little bit of expertise in the field. However, with all that modern medicine knows and understands about this disorder, there is just as much misinformation that the general public has. The more bad information that exists out there, the worse people battling the disorder have to suffer without the appropriate treatments or therapy. OCD Myths and Facts There are quite a few myths and fallacies about OCDs that you should be aware of. This article will introduce you to a few of the most common misconceptions or sources of misinformation about the condition. Hopefully you can leave from here better informed about what’s real and what isn’t for those that have to manage an OCD in their life. Myth #1. OCDS JUST FOCUS ON CLEANLINESS There is a serious belief th

Eco-anxiety: What it is and How to Deal with it

Eco-anxiety We all agree that climate change is one of the severe problems affecting humanity today, and the idea of a climate breakdown is drastically affecting people’s mental health. Environmental and climate issues are causing PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder) and anxiety-related symptoms on a large scale. Eco-anxiety is affecting millennials more than any other generation. What is eco-anxiety? In simple words, eco-anxiety is nothing but chronic distress over environmental and climate issues. Although it is not a clinical diagnosis like depression, people are suffering. People are worried lately from extreme weather changes, dying coral reefs, burning rainforests (like Amazon), and snowcaps melting at Poles. The influence we have on the environment is finally sinking in, without knowing how to act about it. Why is it affecting millennials and Gen Z?   The environment has been taking a toll on all the greedy deeds carried out by businesses throughout the years. It is not a new

How Dogs and Other Pets Can Help With Depression

Dogs and Other Pets Can Help With Depression One of the most widespread health issues worldwide is depression. The problem would seem quite troublesome but there are many ways to treat the condition and make the individual feel much better. Generally people see quite noticeable differences after consulting licensed psychiatrist. Healthy eating and exercise also are contributing factor for the condition just as spending quality time with friends and family is. A little time with pets can also notably improve mood in depressed people. This specially holds true with dogs as they have an integral contribution in making your emotional state much better. Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Having Pets A lot of studies have shown that dogs and other pets lead to reduced depression , stress and anxiety , and they also encourage exercise, ease loneliness and contribute to overall physical and mental health. Typically pet owners have low blood pressure and they have quite less chances of deve

Relationship OCD (ROCD): Symptoms, Causes, Effects, Treatment

Relationship OCD (ROCD) Relationship OCD, otherwise known as ROCD (Relationship Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), is more often than not, a situation or multiple situations where you can start to feel anxiety about whether or not you actually love your partner, or in fact whether or not your partner loves you. The line that is crossed for this behavior to be considered compulsive is when you find that these thoughts are with you all the time. What could be worse than constantly worrying or living in fear about what your partner is doing, who they are with, and does he or she actually love you? And of course then there is the other side of the coin, where you are continually questioning your own devotion to your partner. This has to affect the relationship, even if it isn’t immediately recognizable, the signs will show eventually. This doubt about commitment or love is often something that can be felt by your partner, particularly if the behavior you are showing is typically out of chara

Diet for Panic Attacks: What Foods are Good and What Foods to Avoid

Diet and Nutrition  for Panic Attacks It’s true what they say – “you are what you eat”. This old adage is even applicable to panic attacks. The foods you eat and the beverages you drink have an impact on the way you’re feeling each day as well as your reactions to stressful situations. To avoid future panic attacks and other medical condition, eating a nutritious diet is extremely important. Keep reading for a look at the link between panic attacks and diet, and what you can do about it. A lot of people aren’t getting the dietary requirements essential for the mind and body to work well. Excessive amounts of salt, sugar and saturated fat are a key factor in the long list of health conditions that many people suffer from these days. Included on this list are panic attacks . For example, the vast majority of all diets are deficient in chromium, a key nutrient for alleviating anxiety and fatigue. No less than 75 percent of all diets are lacking in copper, which is important for preventin

How to Deal With the Depression: Basics and Beyond

How to Deal With the Depression It is common to feel sad or blue when dealing with a specific stress, trauma, or a challenging situation, but depression is a much deeper issue. Even when symptoms are minor, this condition is serious. Unfortunately, many people have committed suicide or even homicide because of not getting the care needed. In this article we tried to provide all the required information so you can learn about the truths of mental depression and discover how to deal with the depression . Of all mental health conditions that people face, depression is among those suffered the most, affecting the lives of millions of people all over the world. In fact, globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression. ( ref.: WHO Fact sheets on Depression ). And, since the pandemic, percentage of people experiencing depression (and anxiety) symptoms had a manifold rise. Depression affects not only the mind and behaviors, but also physical health, performance, and

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How to Build Self-Confidence & Improve Self-Esteem : 5 Ways

How to Build Confidence and Self-Esteem Self-Confidence Meaning Self Confidence is a belief on ones abilities. In the purest form it expresses how much belief you have in your own abilities, in any field. You can have great self confidence in your soccer abilities but when it comes to relationships, you are lost. So it varies on the field which we are examining.   We all have our strong and weak sides, and that’s okay. The problem begins when we disregard and undervalue ourselves, and lose faith in ourselves. This is what you should focus on, when building self confidence. You should focus on your strong sides and remind yourself of the things you are proud of, of the things that you are very good at. When you focus on the things you are proud of, you start feeling great about yourself and you begin to acknowledge your advantages as well. This leads to strong sense of self-appreciation and confidence. How to Build Self-Confidence Everyone is different, and what works for one perso

Quick Progressive Muscle Relaxation script

Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is a stress management technique developed by Edmund Jacobson, Physical Therapist in early 1920s. According to Jacobson, since mental stress and anxiety accompanies muscular tension, one can reduce stress and anxiety  by learning to relax muscle tension.  Jacobson's Progressive Muscle Relaxation  ( JPMR ) technique (exercise/therapy) is still popular among modern physiotherapists as well as psychotherapists. In this article you will find a detailed discussion on PMR and 2 Quick Progressive Muscle Relaxation scripts ... What Is Progressive Muscle Relaxation Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) can be defined as a relaxation response to daily stressors. It is a psychophysical therapy that can be used to reduce tension and physical pain, and to help clients learn to be more conscious of their own bodily sensations and body posture. It comprises a sequence of techniques designed to systematically relax specific

How to Deal with Depression Alone: Overcome Depression on Your Own

How to Deal with Depression Depression leaves devastation in its wake, but fortunately there is something that can be done about it. At this day and age, people are more aware of the harmful impact that untreated depression can lead to. Modern advances have more or less minimized the recurrence of depression once identified and treated. Knowing how to deal with depression will definitely save a life, yours or a loved one’s. Depression occurs more commonly than we think, and has varying impact to a person’s life. Depending on the individual lifestyle, coping mechanism and personality, it could range from manageable to disastrous. Symptoms could also vary, and a depressed person may exhibit frequent emotional down-times manifested through crying. It may also affect sexual desire, alienation from family and friends, as well as difficulty in finding meaning in life. A person with depression is also disinterested in participating in group activities, and may end up neglecting personal an