Beyond Pack-Rat: Hoarding Disorder and Diogenes syndrome

By Tina Richardson   Compulsive hoarding, aka Diogenes syndrome, 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, […]

Hematophobia – The Fear of Blood

Hematophobia is the fear of blood. It’s a widespread phobia that affects women as much as men. For hematophobes, the idea of being in contact with blood is unbearable, as well as being in places where blood is potentially present, such as hospitals or blood donation centers. Summary Behaviors Associated With Fear of Blood Possible […]

Claustrophobia: The Fear of Restricted & Confined Spaces

  Share this Image On Your Site </p><br /> <p><strong>Please include attribution to https://dopasolution.com with this graphic.</strong></p><br /> <p><a href=’https://dopasolution.com/claustrophobia-the-fear-of-restricted-confined-spaces/’><img src=’https://dopasolution.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/usual-suspects-wtrmrk.jpg’ alt=’Wear a mask, alternative movie poster’ width=’700′ border=’0′ /></a></p><br /> <p> Far from being a simple embarrassment, claustrophobia is a very painful phobia to live with and can become debilitating in everyday life. To […]

When extreme obsessive-compulsive symptoms move from disorder to disability

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

In recent years, scientific research has been able to confirm that the anxiety disorder 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 moderate to […]