Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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OCD and a girl lost in thought
What if you were ignored or denied pain relief? For those presenting with injuries caused by self-harm, this can be a reality.
What is a microaggression? How can racism in the workplace be managed? Exploring the challenge of workplaces that discriminate.
COVID-19 has necessitated a dramatic rise in telephone and online counseling. But how do therapists actually feel about working remotely?
No, I haven't been training for this moment for years. Contamination OCD is not a superpower.
Kids at home? Feeling disconnected from your therapist? 10 clients share their reasons for declining to work remotely
It’s always hard to find the right therapist, but that process becomes even more difficult when factoring in cultural competence and shared experience.
What it’s like to have OCD when it isn’t related to tidiness or symmetry.
Why our dogs might be experiencing increased stress and anxiety now, and what you can do about it.
Days of mental health awareness often leave the chronically mentally ill feeling cold: It's frustrating to be told to 'just reach out.'
Anti-Asian discrimination and assaults have increased significantly during the pandemic, creating a form of socially mediated "'secondary contagion."
Health bodies call upon U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock to ensure a first-line bipolar drug remains available in the U.K.
What it’s like to lose loved ones and attend funerals during the pandemic
How "secret" compulsions can fly under the diagnostic radar.
If you experience fears around doing something inappropriate or awkward on a video call, you are not alone.
"OCD isn't serious," "OCD can be useful," and other things people commonly misunderstand about obsessive compulsive disorder.
When is skin picking a problem, and what can you do about it?
What family and friends need to know to support a loved one through psychosis.
Part 2: A first-person account of existential obsessions.
Part 1: The frightening experience of obsessively worrying that the world around you does not really exist.
"So what's it like now you're better?" Dealing with questions about recovery from mental illness.
Lily Bailey is the author of Because We Are Bad: OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought, a book about her experiences with OCD.