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November 20, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Finds Link Between Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder And Postpartum Depression

November 20, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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As OCPD is one of the most common personality disorders in the general population, research into this topic is of great importance, say researchers. “We feel it is important to look beyond the clinical diagnosis, however, as experiencing OCPD symptoms is likely to interfere with psychological well-being as well,” study author Victor Pop told us. “As the perinatal period constitutes a timeframe of many changes and adaptations, expectant mothers with OCPD symptoms could be especially at risk to experience postpartum depressive symptoms.” [More]

February 5, 2015
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

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The Science of Mindfulness and Health

February 5, 2015 07:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

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Taking the time to learn how to be more mindful is well worth the effort. Researchers are more interested than ever in how mindfulness and meditation affects our health and well-being. According to 2011 research published in the Journal of Happiness Studies, there are several ways that mindfulness training can be good for our mental and physical health [More]

January 15, 2015
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

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More Than Just Talk- How Psychotherapy Changes Your Brain

January 15, 2015 07:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

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Over the past few decades, a number of studies have evaluated how psychotherapy—from CBT to DBT to Psycho dynamic Therapy—works to change the brain. They have looked at which areas of the brain are affected during and after the therapy process, and how these changes lead to symptom reduction and overall improved functioning for clients. [More]

December 15, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

December 15, 2014 07:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

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Many of us have talked about being "obsessed" over something in our lifetime, but what does that actually mean? There are a lot of definitions floating around, but there are some people in this world where their "obsession" actually becomes something that gets in the way of living a happy, fruitful life. It can be difficult for people to get through these sorts of times in their lives, and they may have some struggle with their obsession. [More]

December 8, 2014
by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd

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PANDAS: Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections - A New Diagnosis?

December 8, 2014 18:30 by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd  [About the Author]

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Investigation into PANDAS has led to a newer line of thought regarding rapid-onset OCD symptoms (Mittelman, 2012). A broader category called PANS, Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Symptoms, is being investigated. This broader diagnosis has been suggested due to diagnostic difficulties with PANDAS. [More]

December 4, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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What are Personality Disorders?

December 4, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

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There are a lot of issues that are being focused on in the news today, and it's important to take a look at them so that we can better understand them and what they do to the people who are dealing with them. One type of mental illness that has gotten a lot more focus as of late is the category of personality disorders. Personality disorders are a category of disorders that have certain traits, but each of them are different as well. [More]

August 25, 2014
by Dr. DeeAnn Visk

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How to Best Treat Children with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

August 25, 2014 04:55 by Dr. DeeAnn Visk  [About the Author]

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What is the best way to help children from aged five to eight with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? A recent study from Bradley Hospital in Rhode Island offers an interesting insight. Researcher there found that family-based cognitive behavioral therapy is beneficial. They found that developmentally sensitive family-based treatment that included exposure/response prevention was more effective in reducing OCD symptoms and functional impairment in this age group when compared to a structured relaxation program. [More]