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OCD and Muscular Dystrophy

 

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is largely characterized by obsessions and compulsions which can overtake a person’s life. While previously labeled as an anxiety disorder, it is now listed in the DSM...

Trial, Meet Error: The Story of a Pharmacy Regular

 

“Why isn’t this medication working?” – me in 2002. “Why isn’t this medication working?” – me in 2018. When the university nurse first prodded me to consider medication, I hesitated...

Psychology Around the Net: September 22, 2018

 

Sometimes when you’re stuck in your own stuff, you forget that the world is changing outside you. You zoom into what’s going wrong and that narrow focus prevents you from...

Want to Be #RelationshipGoals? Avoid These Roadblocks

 

We all want to be that “perfect” couple, but there are a few ways we keep it from happening. I cannot count how many times a day I run across...

How Do You Know if You Are a Good Person?

 

In these turbulent times, social conscience is a valuable asset. What we think, feel, say and do impacts on the people with whom we interact in personal and professional settings....

Best of Our Blogs: September 21, 2018

 

How hard are you on yourself? I can always spot the most self-critical among us. They are usually the ones judging everyone else. If you find yourself constantly picking at...

Why I Didn’t Get Smartphone Until Now

 

I’m in my late twenties, and I just got a smartphone. I know, I know, I was met with incredulous stares from the professionals at AT&T, along with everyone else...

The Gift of Self-Compassion

 

Feeling love and compassion for others can be difficult. But acting toward ourselves with love and compassion can be even more challenging. Why do we often treat ourselves in ways...

TPCS Podcast: Mental Health in the Workplace

 

 Most of us spend a large portion of our days at work, where we’re exposed to all sorts of different stressors that take a cumulative toll. And many of...

‘Fear, paranoia, and pressure’: Challenges to Accessing Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

 

Barriers to access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) threaten addiction recovery and complicate the safety of clinicians’ jobs, thereby hindering the national response to the opioid epidemic. MAT is a treatment...

What Makes a Good Mental Health Advocate?

 

I have been fortunate over the years to share the story of my son Dan’s recovery from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. The fact that he continues to do so well is...

Trans Lifeline Peer Support Helpline for Transgender

 

If you’re a trans adult or teen who needs help and support for issues related to your trans identity, there’s a fantastic support organization available. It’s called Trans Lifeline and...



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