Tag Archives: Mental Health

OCD Is Not a Joke | The Walrus

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People with obsessive-compulsive disorder are often depicted as Type A clean freaks. The reality is much worse

by Lisa Whittington-Hill Updated 9:37, Mar. 2, 2021 | Published 15:17, Mar. 1, 2021

With my braces and Sun In bleached bangs, I may have looked like every other teenager at my 1980s suburban junior high, but I knew something about me was different.

I was thirteen when I first noticed myself acting in ways that resembled obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), though I wouldn’t have known to call it that at the time.

It was the summer before ninth grade, the era of coming-of-age movies like St. Elmo’s Fire and The Breakfast Club. My girlfriends and I were obsessed with brat pack actors like Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, and Rob Lowe. We spent our babysitting money and allowances at the local Red Rooster, buying slushies (half Coke, half cream soda) and magazines.

At sleepovers, we pored over Teen Beat and Bop, spending hours discussing what The Outsiders star Matt Dillon was looking for in a girl or deciding which actor’s shirtless centerfold we would hang in our locker once school started.

Source: OCD Is Not a Joke | The Walrus

Do you ever feel like you’re not enough? |

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If your self-worth seems to rise and fall according to what other people think, you’re not alone. But you can challenge this mindset and find a new way of valuing yourself, says psychologist Meag-g…

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Depression Symptoms Can Include Anger, And That’s Often Misunderstood : Shots – Health News : NPR

Physicians have been taught to look for signs of hopelessness, sadness and lack of motivation to help them diagnose depression. But anger as a depression symptom is less often noticed or addressed.

Source: Depression Symptoms Can Include Anger, And That’s Often Misunderstood : Shots – Health News : NPR

Why Freud Survives | The New Yorker

He’s been debunked again and again—and yet we still can’t give him up.

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What a day at the beach does to your brain | NBC News

Science says the surf and sand does the mind and body good. Here’s how to reap the benefits of a day at the beach.

Source: What a day at the beach does to your brain | NBC News