Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Introduction At one time, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) was believed to be fairly rare. When it was diagnosed, it seemed resistant to … [Read more...]

Why Do We Repeat Our Mistakes

why do we repeat mistakes

Vicious Cycles, Bad Habits and Self-fulfilling Prophecies: Why Do We Keep Making The Same Mistakes? Being a creature of habit does have its … [Read more...]



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Scrupulosity and OCD

Religious Obsessions and Compulsions What is Scrupulosity? Religious belief, and membership in a faith community are important factors in the lives … [Read more...]


Agoraphobia is the fear of going out into public places. It can occur with or without panic attacks. Mary's* problems started one day when she was … [Read more...]

Separation Anxiety in Young Chiildren

separation anxiety

Normal anxiety and fear tends to follow a developmental sequence. These tendencies seem to be hard-wired and seem to have a developmental purpose. … [Read more...]

Social Phobia and Shyness

social phobia and shyness

Shyness and Fear of public performance Social phobia is the fear that in certain social situations, one will be criticized or judged negatively. The … [Read more...]

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

body dysmorphic disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder, (BDD) is listed in the DSM-IV under somatization disorders, but clinically, it seems to have similarities to … [Read more...]

How Therapy Heals

Everyone has "crazy" thoughts at times... things that seem strange ... foolish... or frightening. A woman might think of quitting a job that supports … [Read more...]

Anxiety in the Elderly

While anxiety disorders occur throughout the life-span, there are important differences in anxiety disorders occurring in older patients. … [Read more...]

Panic, Phobias, and Agoraphobia

Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia and Isolated Phobias Panic attacks can occur in the context of several psychiatric conditions. A panic attack is a … [Read more...]