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What is... psychology series

What Is… Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is obsessive compulsive personality disorder. When people say that someone is "a little OCD," chances are, what they're referring to has little, if anything, to do with obsessive compulsive disorder. What they're talking about is far more like… Continue reading What Is… Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

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Emerging Blogger Series: GAD, Pure OCD & Me (Chloe)

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Chloe of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: GAD, Pure OCD & Me (Chloe)

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Emerging Blogger Series: Joey Schizowhatnow)

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Joey of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Joey Schizowhatnow)

Book cover: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary by Charlotte Dennis
Book reviews, Mental health

Book Review: The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary

The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary: A Self-Help Diary with CBT Activities to Challenge Your OCD by Charlotte Dennis shares her experiences using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to manager her OCD.  It's designed as a workbook to be written in, so the paper version would definitely be a better pick than the ebook. The book is… Continue reading Book Review: The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary

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Emerging blogger series, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Digging the Dirt on OCD

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Mim from… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Digging the Dirt on OCD

What Is Series... Insights Into Psychology on Mental Health @ Home
What is... psychology series

What Is… Ego Dystonic & Ego Syntonic

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's terms are ego dystonic and ego sytonic. The terms ego dystonic and ego syntonic come from the field of psychoanalysis, and were coined by Sigmund Freud in 1914.  Ego syntonic ideas match up with the ego's needs and view… Continue reading What Is… Ego Dystonic & Ego Syntonic

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What Is… a Safety Behaviour?

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term is safety behaviour. Safety is supposed to be a good thing, isn't it?  Maybe, but sometimes the mind will start shouting at you to do things that don't actually keep you safe and instead just make you anxious,… Continue reading What Is… a Safety Behaviour?

What Is Series... Insights Into Psychology on Mental Health @ Home
What is... psychology series

What Is… Exposure and Response Prevention

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term is exposure and response prevention. Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is a type of cognitive behavioural therapy used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).  It's similar to prolonged exposure therapy, which is used in anxiety disorders and PTSD,… Continue reading What Is… Exposure and Response Prevention

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Emerging blogger series, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Alyssa

The emerging blogger series is a way to give mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some new bloggers you may not have discovered yet. This week, we have have… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Alyssa

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Evidence-Based Treatment of Anxiety

3dman_eu on Pixabay In this post I'll take a look at some of the available guidelines for evidence-based treatment of anxiety disorders.  While psychotherapies are extremely important in the management of anxiety disorders, this post will focus only on anti-anxiety medications.  The treatment guidelines I refer to come from the British Association for Psychopharmacology and… Continue reading Evidence-Based Treatment of Anxiety