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The battle against OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a common mental health disorder in which a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. These obsessions are intrusive and unwanted and therefore trigger intensely distressing feelings which can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. 1,012 more words


OCD and Computational Psychiatry

There is a relatively new field of research known as computational psychiatry, which focuses on the development of mathematical models to better understand defects in the brain – defects that lead to adverse behaviors. 498 more words

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Finding My Virginity

For the past three or four days, I’ve been reading the latest autobiography by Sir Richard Branson “Finding My Virginity”. Don’t get it twisted though, because it is not a book about finding his sexual virginity after all this years. 333 more words



It’s been a tough couple of days.  I don’t normally work on Fridays, but I had to yesterday as it was a staff development day.  Part of the training was a lecture on Prevent, the government’s counter-extremism programme.  1,247 more words

what my meds have taught me

If you aren’t already aware, I have OCD and generalized anxiety. In the past, I’ve been wary of taking any kind of medication because I saw it as a sign of weakness – if I couldn’t control my own thoughts and feelings, how could I expect to manage anything else in my life? 368 more words

John Green, Mental Illness, and Me

I bought the new John Green book, Turtles All the Way Down, this week.

I actually had been planning on buying Green’s latest work for months before its release because I LOVE John Green. 943 more words

Actor's Block

I acted in a couple of productions when I studied music in college. I was an ugly step-sister in Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and a year later was Papagena in Mozart’s… 551 more words