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Depression

We’ve all felt sad at one point or another but depression is when the sadness is so extreme that it alters daily activities. Depression is a mental illness because it causes one to view the world pessimistically. These people often … Continue reading

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OCD

 “Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, OCD, is an anxiety disorder and is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Repetitive behaviors such as handwashing, counting, checking, or cleaning are often performed with the hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making … Continue reading

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Dissociative Identity Disorder

As WebMD describes, dissociative identity disorder, or multiple personality disorder, is “a severe form of dissociation, a mental process, which produces a lack of connection in a person’s thoughts, memories, feelings, actions, or sense of identity. Dissociative identity disorder is … Continue reading

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Drug Addiction and Mental Illness

Most of us are familiar with Britney Spears, teen-pop sensation of the late 90s. Most of us are also aware of her dramatic actions of shaving her head, flashing the paparazzi, and bad parenting. What a lot of us don’t … Continue reading

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The Face of Fear

I once had a friend who was terrified of escalators. I cannot remember her precise reasoning but I do recall it was from an experience in her childhood. Perhaps her shoelace got caught on the escalator or it might just … Continue reading

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Is Anorexia a Mental Illness?

Anorexia is defined as an eating disorder in which one starves themselves and refuses to maintain a healthy body weight. In most cases, anorexics, in addition to their starvation, over-exercise at vigorous levels. This is considered to be a mental … Continue reading

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