Aging and the Alzheimer’s brain: what we know in 2019

The best known and most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s dementia (commonly known as Alzheimer’s disease). It alone accounts for around 60% to 65% of dementia cases. The Alzheimer’s brain affects only the thin outer layer of grey matter, the cortex. Because it begins in a progressively old region of the cortex involved in […]

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, […]

Understanding delusional disorder, false and impossible beliefs

Delusional disorder is a psychosis whereby irrational, false beliefs persist.  Typically these over-the-top thoughts are related to grandiose, jealous, somatic, erotomaniac or persecutory behaviour. An example would be the ongoing belief that one is being followed or surveilled, despite a lack of evidence and no real reason to have the suspicion. Living with delusional disorder […]

Schizophrenia

  “Schizophrenia” was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for W3C, accessibility compliance. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal behavior, strange speech, and a decreased ability to understand reality.[2] Other symptoms include false beliefs, unclear or confused thinking, hearing voices that do not exist, reduced social engagement and emotional expression, and lack of motivation.[2][3] People […]

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 […]

Golden fantasy

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.   Golden fantasy is a secret (or not-so-secret) expectation that all of one’s problems can be solved by interaction with a perfect and all-caring relationship figure. The fantasy […]

Collective depression

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.   Collective depression is one of many collective mental states, such as collective elation, collective paranoia, collective trauma, or collective grief, which may affect a group, community or whole nation. […]

Delusional intuition

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in edited form.  This version is designed for website accessibility standards. Delusional intuition is an illusion in the context of the intuitive rather than an experience of false intuition. The person experiences something that resembles the intuitive, but instead, the […]

Fantasy bond

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.   The fantasy bond is a type of relationship where the basic tie is based on routines and roles, rather than spontaneous feelings. It is a term used to describe an […]