Beyond Pack-Rat: Hoarding Disorder and Diogenes syndrome

Compulsive hoarding is a pathological anxiety disorder that hampers a person’s general ability to disassociate value from objects. Typically this manifests in an accumulation of unnecessary items over a period of months, or even years. Although this trend remains controllable in a majority of individuals with the disorder, compulsive hoarding can evolve into a life-changing […]

Claustrophobia: The Fear of Restricted & Confined Spaces

Far from being a simple embarrassment, claustrophobia is a very painful phobia to live with and can become highly debilitating in everyday life. To heal, it’s necessary to find the cause of inner anxiety. The disorder is one of the most common phobias of our time.   HOW DO WE BETTER UNDERSTAND CLAUSTROPHOBIA?     […]

Understanding Agoraphobia, a fear of crowds & helplessness in the outdoors

Agoraphobia is characterized by a feeling of panic in reaction to the idea of an uncontrollable situation. This phobia is linked to anxiety disorders, and affects nearly 3% of the population. HOW DO YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND AGORAPHOBIA? Fear of overcrowded or confined places, but also vast and open places is known as agoraphobia. An agoraphobe […]

When extreme obsessive-compulsive symptoms move from disorder to disability

By Eric Van Buskirk Many of us pick up small, comfortable habits over time that are part of strict routines. They make us feel better or add to a daily plan which makes our lives easier in small ways. For most of us, these quirky habits are comforting, reassuring even. Extreme OCD symptoms look very, […]

The Ultimate Guide to CBD For Your Health

CBD is a compound derived from cannabis that has become the subject of a lot of research and speculation. Most people are familiar with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is just as important to understanding the health benefits of cannabis. This is especially relevant as many states passed laws specifically legalizing CBD, while cannabis legalization continues to […]

Using CBD for OCD: Why (and How) It’s Effective

In recent years, scientific research has been able to confirm that the anxiety disorder known as Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD) is more common than originally thought. According to recent reports by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 1.2% of all US adults have been diagnosed with OCD – with over 80% of the affected suffering […]

Compulsive hoarding

  “Compulsive hoarding” was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in it’s original form.  However, this version is designed for W3C, accessibility compliance.   Compulsive hoarding, also known as hoarding disorder,[1] is a behavioral pattern characterized by excessive acquisition of and an inability or unwillingness to discard large quantities of objects that cover the living areas of […]

Phobia

  “Phobia” was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in it’s original form. However, this version is designed for W3C, accessibility compliance. A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, defined by a persistent and excessive fear of an object or situation.[1] The phobia typically results in a rapid onset of fear and is present for more than six […]

Personality disorders

  “Personality disorders” was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in it’s original form.  However, this version is designed for W3C, accessibility compliance. Personality disorders (PD) are a class of mental disorders characterized by enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience, exhibited across many contexts and deviating from those accepted by the individual’s culture. These patterns develop early, […]