Articles for Family

Contamination OCD and the Fear of Germs: Symptoms & More

April 1, 2021

Obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, is one of a few different types of anxiety disorders that’s commonly present throughout the United States. It’s estimated that about 1 in 100 adults currently have diagnosable OCD.

What is Acculturative Stress? Living in a New Culture

March 26, 2021

Comfort zones aren’t just a figure of speech. They are a very real phenomenon that allow us to feel secure in familiar locations and circumstances. When these comfort zones are broken, it can cause a lot of stress on the psyche.

What Causes Persistent Depressive Disorder?

December 4, 2020

Persistent depressive disorder can be a very frustrating form of depression for patients and their families. It is often milder, but much longer-lasting than other forms of depression. This can make it harder to diagnose in many cases. Here’s what you need to know about persistent depressive disorder.

Major Depression Inventory: Symptoms and Treatment

November 7, 2020

Major depression, also referred to as major depressive disorder, is one of the most common mental health conditions impacting the United States. An estimated 17.3 million adults aged 18 and older, which equals 7.1 % of all adults in the United States, experienced at least one major depressive episode in 2017 alone.

Anxiety: What are the Different Types of Anxiety?

September 20, 2020

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, an estimated 40 million adults in the United States, or about 18 percent of the population, is affected by an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, and although they are highly treatable, only about 37 percent of people suffering receive treatment.

Depression Test: How to Test for Depression

August 26, 2020

Depression might be the most common mental health problems in the world, but it can still be confusing to try and figure out on your own if you are actually suffering from depression or if you’re just experiencing normal sadness or grief. Depression can have similar symptoms to other conditions, including mental health conditions and physical conditions, so it’s important to make sure you receive a proper diagnosis before getting treatment.

Brain Fog: What is it and How to Get Rid of it?

August 21, 2020

If you’ve ever had difficulty concentrating on something important, thinking clearly, or remembering a certain event or important item, you have experienced brain fog. Brain fog happens to the best of us after a sleepless night or during periods of exhaustion. So, what is brain fog and how do you get rid of it?