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Understanding & Managing Anxiety

Simply put, what is anxiety? Anxiety is a condition that has become quite popular in the public lexicon. Hearing about anxiety can be tricky, especially when the word is thrown around without the proper amount of context. One way to look at it, there is a difference between anxiety in the general sense and anxiety …

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The Impact Of COVID On Mental Health

Mental health has become a more openly discussed topic in recent years, which has brought incredible insight on the often-misunderstood psychological conditions that many people grapple with on the day to day. Before the COVID virus spread changed virtually everything that we know about coexisting and progressing within modern society, the public conversation around the …

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Returning To “Normalcy” While Suffering From Social Anxiety

There are several considerations to keep track of for a person who is dealing with social anxiety. From how to ensure consistent performance in the workplace, to managing the complicated ins and outs of personal relationships, to the pressures that can come from everyday demands and responsibilities, there are multitudes of things to balance. Then …

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Value of a One-Item OCD Severity Perception Screener

Download PDF Version of Article Abstract  Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a debili- tating mental illness comprised of unwanted obsessions followed by repetitive rituals (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). The gold standard for measuring OCD severity is the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (YBOCS; Goodman et al. Archives of General Psychiatry, 46(11), 1006–1011, 1989). This study sought to …

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OCD In Ethnic Minorities

Download PDF Version of Article Abstract This study explored symptomology and treatment seeking behavior of ethnic minority groups with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Results indicated minorities were more likely to endorse the magical/superstitious OCD symptom category compared to non-minorities. While severity and disability levels among all populations for OCD were similar, treatment was alarmingly different. Non-minorities …

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Fighting Against What We Cannot Face

The Definition of Resistance The theory of resistance was forged long ago by Sigmund Freud to describe when a patient develops uncooperative behaviours during sessions. It occurs when an individual’s unconscious defenses of their ego are threatened by an external source. That external source often being therapy and the therapist themselves. Resistance doesn’t just show …

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