Tag: cognitive behavioral therapy

OCD: Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

OCD: Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common form of anxiety disorder marked by uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and the urge to engage in repeated behaviors or rituals (compulsions). OCD will affect 2.3 percent of adults in their lifetime. Research by the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R) revealed that approximately 1.2 percent

Pain Management: What to Do When Pain Just Won’t Go Away

Pain Management: What to Do When Pain Just Won’t Go Away

Chronic pain—a condition that exists when pain lasts three months or more—affects 25 to 30 percent of Americans. It is more common in older adults, men, and Caucasians. It is not life-threatening, but if not treated it can lead to permanent nerve damage.
Different Than Acute Pain
Acute pain might be caused

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Sleep is a crucial component of good physical and mental health. It helps with memory storage, maintaining a healthy blood pressure, regulating your metabolism, and many other functions. But many people overlook this important aspect of your well-being.

In recent years, awareness of sleep’s role in health has grown considerably. But

Nerve Pain Relief That Works: 11 Strategies

Nerve Pain Relief That Works: 11 Strategies

A shooting pain that takes your breath away. A throbbing ache that won’t let up. Tingling fingers and toes. Nerve pain comes in various forms and can be debilitating in many ways (depression, anxiety, and infections, for example). Our bodies contain billions of nerves that send billions of messages to

Weighted Blanket for Anxiety: The Latest Tool to Relieve Worry

Weighted Blanket for Anxiety: The Latest Tool to Relieve Worry

Anxiety is a big problem in today’s world—one that’s been made worse by our increasing reliance upon technology and addiction to social media. In fact, about 40 million of us suffer from the disorder, says the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Don’t worry! There’s good news, too. Anxiety is

Anger Management: 15 Ways to Tame Your Temper

Anger Management: 15 Ways to Tame Your Temper

The other day I was poisoned at a restaurant. The waiter served me a rice bowl covered in garlic (to which I’m intolerant) despite assuring me earlier that it would be “fine.” One bite in and I knew I was toast. As my stomach began to churn, foreshadowing the illness

Increase Your Happiness without Antidepressant Medications

Eleven percent of Americans aged 12 years and older take antidepressant medications, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Most of these antidepressants, including a widely used class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), are designed to reduce anxiety and lift mood by prolonging the effects of

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