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 […]

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 […]