When the brain sounds a false alarm

Anxiety disorders, like most mental disorders, involve multiple causes including genetic, biological, social, and learning. And successful treatments sometimes target psychological or biological systems. Nevertheless, it is useful to consider that for most people with an anxiety disorder,

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OCD Sprouts Early

Lots of young children have OCD like symptoms that never develop into the disorder. For example, we have two grand-babies under the age of two. One of our granddaughters, Alaina,

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Hoarding OCD

Many people have trouble throwing things away. Actually, to a degree that’s me! But, most of us aren’t considered true hoarders. Hoarders are people who collect huge (and I mean huge) quantities of useless junk and refuse to part with it even when it gets in the way of living in the home.

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More dirt about germs

Yesterday, Chuck wrote about germs and resistance. Since contamination OCD is the most common subtype, here’s a great study that adds a little more to his thoughts about germs.

Scientists at the Columbia University in New York City wanted to know if antibacterial cleaning supplies actually decreased the number of infectious diseases among the people who use them.

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