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Archives for March, 2009

The Common Cold of Anxiety

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is the most common form of anxiety affecting more people around the world than any other type of anxiety. People with GAD report a mix of symptoms--physical sensations, emotions, and thoughts.

Physical feelings of restlessness
Feeling jumpy and keyed up
Tense muscles in...
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Germs: Resistance is Futile

The following is based in part on an excerpt from our book Obsessive Compulsive Disorder For Dummies. We’ve added a little discussion as well. It illustrates that OCD and so-called "normal" can be a fine line to draw at times.

Like most "mental disorders" OCD appears to represent a normal process that spins out of control. Perhaps making matters worse, the media seizes upon reports from researchers about hidden sources of germs, viruses, and bacteria. When they report on this concern, those with OCD...
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