Tag: Mental Health Clinic

What Is OCD?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an aptly named and challenging condition that can incapacitate the ability of some sufferers to manage their day-to-day lives and interact socially, says Scott Bea, a clinical psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Behavioral Health. The chronic, long-lasting condition involves the experience of “intrusive, unwanted, anxiety-provoking thoughts, repetitive actions or thoughts to reduce…

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Physical Disease, Inflammation Linked to Suicide Risk in Depression

SAN FRANCISCO — Suicide attempts in those with depression may be linked with the presence of physical disease and inflammation, according to research was recently presented at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, held May 18-22, 2019, in San Francisco, California. A case-control study included 1468 individuals who attempted suicide and 14,373 controls, all of whom were…

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Does Diet Affect a Child’s ADHD?

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Parents of kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may change their child’s diet in the hope it might ease the disorder’s symptoms. But a new study suggests it might not be worth the effort. The researchers found that while kids with ADHD are more likely to have unhealthy diets, their poor diets weren’t…

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a mental disorder whose main symptoms include obsessions and compulsions, driving the person to engage in unwanted, oftentimes distress behaviors or thoughts. It is treated through a combination of psychiatric medications and psychotherapy. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent and disturbing thoughts (called obsessions) and/or repetitive, ritualized behaviors that…

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Depression sufferers at risk of multiple chronic diseases

Women who experience symptoms of depression are at risk of developing multiple chronic diseases, research led by The University of Queensland has found. UQ School of Public Health PhD scholar Xiaolin Xu said women who experienced symptoms of depression, even without a clinical diagnosis, were at risk of developing multiple chronic diseases. “These days, many…

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The 2 Major Types of OCD—and How to Recognize Them

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition that involves compulsive recurring thoughts and/or behaviors. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders doesn’t classify OCD into subtypes, so there aren’t formally agreed upon categories of OCD. However, many psychologists can agree that there are two broad types of OCD from the perspective of what drives the disorder….

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If You’re Often Angry Or Irritable, You May Be Depressed

Registered nurse Ebony Monroe of Houston recently went through a period of being quick to anger about every little thing. She didn’t realize then what it might mean for her health. “If you had told me in the beginning that my irritability was related to depression, I would probably be livid,” Monroe says with a…

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Sleep, insomnia, and depression

Abstract Since ancient times it is known that melancholia and sleep disturbances co-occur. The introduction of polysomnography into psychiatric research confirmed a disturbance of sleep continuity in patients with depression, revealing not only a decrease in Slow Wave Sleep, but also a disinhibition of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, demonstrated as a shortening of REM…

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7 Little Things You Do In Private That Could Be A Sign Of OCD

While Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) presents some very particular symptoms, it is still quite possible for people with the disorder to go undiagnosed. The symptoms of OCD are not always as obvious as pop culture suggests, and your private thought patterns and rituals could be less common than you may think. While OCD can be quite upsetting,…

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6 Signs You May Have a Sleep Disorder

If you typically have trouble falling or staying asleep, you might often ask yourself: Could I have a sleep disorder? It’s estimated that up to 70 million—or one in five—Americans suffer from a chronic sleep disorder, and there are 90 different types. (Crazy, right?). So, it’s certainly a possibility. But just because you’re having trouble snoozing doesn’t mean there’s definitely…

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