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OCD: the repetition compulsion

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER   Most people have rituals they perform over and over. Sometimes they may be meaningful, sometimes not.  Rituals can contribute a comforting familiarity to an unaccustomed situation.  Or, they may have a reassuring effect in times of … Continue reading

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Source of Anxiety Within You

THE SOURCE OF YOUR ANXIETY IS YOU   We don’t handle discomfort the way we used to.  That’s one reason marriages fall apart so easily.  Pain and anxiety are part of life whether one is married or not.  If you’re … Continue reading

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Adjustment Disorder

ADJUSTMENT DISORDER:  THE MOST COMMON PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEM   When something happens to disrupt your life in a major way, it’s not unusual to experience some pretty distressing and uncomfortable feelings.  These can be so intense for a time that it … Continue reading

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Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia

PANIC DISORDER AND AGORAPHOBIA   The word “panic” derives from the Greek god, Pan, who, in addition to being a mean flutist was also just plain mean. He liked to terrorize solitary travelers when they were at their most vulnerable, … Continue reading

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