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Mental Health Monday: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Hello, friends! I know it’s been a while, but I just wanted to take some time off for vacation and getting ready to head to college in FIVE days! So exciting! Anyway, I’m back and ready to share another Mental Health Monday with you. Today’s topic is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, otherwise known as OCD.


WHAT IS OCD?
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is defined as a type of anxiety disorder that produces unreasonable thoughts and behaviors that lead to compulsive behavior(s). ODC is commonly displayed through a fear of germs or a need to keep everything organized in a specific manner. The symptoms for OCD begin gradually and can vary in the different parts of life.
SYMPTOMS
The symptoms for OCD include:
Compulsive behavior Compulsive hoarding Repetitive movements Social isolation Impulsivity Meaningless repetition of words Anxiety Depression Panic attacks Fear Nightmares Repeatedly going over thoughts

TREATMENT
Treatments for OCD include talk therapy, medications, or a mixture of both. Types of tal…

Mental Health Monday: Depression

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Hey guys! I’m back with another Mental Health Monday. Today’s topic: depression.






WHAT IS DEPRESSION?

Depression is defined as a mood disorder causing a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. The cause of depression could be a chemical imbalance in the brain or a traumatic event, such as the death of a loved one. Depression heavily impacts daily life and activities.

SYMPTOMS

The symptoms of depression can vary, but the most common ones include:

General discontent Anxiety Loss of interest Mood swings Excessive sleepiness Insomnia Agitation Excessive crying Irritability Social isolation