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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was once classified as a kind of anxiety disorder. However, the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has moved PTSD into a new category: “Trauma and Stress-related Disorders”.

The idea is that since it is a disorder caused by an external event, it is not an anxiety related to mental illness and therefore no longer carries the perceived stigma that it once did…

What Is (OCD) Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Have you ever checked that the doors are locked before going to bed? And then before making it to the bedroom, you feel a strong urge to double check? Even after double checking you may still wonder if the doors are really locked?

Depending on the frequency and severity of these thoughts and actions, this could be an example of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

OCD is a disorder of the brain that involves…