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Tweaking a Treatment Approach for OCD

Tweaking a Treatment Approach for OCD

Letting people with obsessive-compulsive disorder decide when to give up “safety behaviors” may be more effective than letting a therapist make the decision.

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10 Ways to Deal with Holiday Unhappiness

Is cancer making you feel sick, scared, or financially challenged this holiday season? Finding some joy this season with these 10 tips for holiday unhappiness.

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Shyness and Introversion: Are They Really the Same?

Many people interchangeably use “shy” and “introvert” to describe people, but here’s why you shouldn’t.

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How Fears and Phobias Change as We Age

Childhood fears tend to be age-specific and fairly predictable. As a child gets older, the nature and intensity of those fears often diminish,

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Battling Anxiety at Work: A Change in Perception

If you can’t change your situation, it might be time to change your perception. For some people, stress at work drives them to work harder and meet deadlines. But stress can cause other people to feel overwhelmed – lowering their productivity as well ...

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Does Stressing Out Make You Break Out in Hives?

Understanding the connection between stress and chronic hives could be the key to controlling your flare-ups.

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FAQ About Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder differs from over-eating and is closely related to body shape, weight, and a greater psychiatric comorbidity.

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10 Ways to Reduce Your Stress During the Holidays

The closer the holiday comes, the more stress you feel. The following tips can help you relax and enjoy the holidays.

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When Anxiety Causes You to Be Alone on Thanksgiving

The holiday season brings visions of warm, loving families and fun holiday parties. But what about people with severe anxiety?

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Living with Agoraphobia

Breanna hadn’t left her home in months; she felt safe within the walls of her house but was frustrated with her inability to go out into the world. There were a few times she got dressed and even made it as far as opening the front door, but that was it