Mental Health

How the ‘rubber hand illusion’ may help those with OCD

New research shows how the use of a multisensory illusion may help treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The new method could bypass the disadvantages of exposure therapy. Share on PinterestContamination fears may cause people with OCD to wash their hands excessively. In 1998, researchers Matthew Botvinick and Jonathan Cohen of the University of Pittsburgh, PA, detailed […]

Mental Health

What is verbal abuse?

Verbal abuse occurs when someone repeatedly uses negative or demeaning words to gain or maintain power and control over someone else. Verbal abuse in itself may not involve physical contact, but it can still cause emotional or psychological harm and progress toward violence. Keep reading to learn more about verbal abuse, including the different types, […]

Mental Health

What is obsessive-compulsive personality disorder?

Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is a medical condition that causes a person to experience an overwhelming need for order, perfectionism, and mental and interpersonal control. People with the condition have an obsessive need to follow rules and regulations, as well as a moral and ethical code from which they will not deviate. In other words, […]

Anxiety / Stress Mental Health

Obsessive love: What to know

Love can be a euphoric feeling. It can also trigger immense devastation when the other person does not return the sentiment. Many people have felt the pain of a broken heart and the intensity of infatuation. Obsessive love takes these emotions further, causing a person to fixate on their loved one as though they are […]

Mental Health

What are the effects of emotional abuse?

Emotional abuse is a serious form of abuse that may come before, during, or after periods of physical abuse. Emotional abuse is never the fault of the person subjected to it. Emotional abuse can have several long- and short-term effects. These might be physical (racing heart and tremors), psychological (anxiety and guilt), or both. Keep […]

Body Aches Mental Health

What does it mean to feel malaise?

Malaise is a general feeling of discomfort, illness, or fatigue that has no clearly identifiable cause. A person may feel this way for various reasons. Some causes are transient and relatively benign, while others are more chronic and severe. While health issues can cause malaise, people’s experiences and descriptions of this feeling tend to differ, […]

Mental Health

What to know about paranoid personality disorder

People with paranoid personality disorder have a deep and unwarranted mistrust of others, which tends to have a significant effect on their relationships with family, friends, and co-workers. Paranoid personality disorder (PPD)is among the most common personality disorders. Experts believe that this disorder may affect up to 4.41% of the population. People with PPD feel […]

Mental Health Psychology / Psychiatry

The impact of mental health training in the workplace

A new study has found that managers with access to mental health training in their workplaces have an improved understanding of mental health overall and that they actively work to help prevent mental health issues in the people they manage. Share on PinterestMental health training programs can significantly improve employees’ performance and well-being. In Sweden, […]