Tagged: OCD

The Neuroscience of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

OCD, not surprisingly, is defined by the patient’s experience of obsessions and compulsions. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the current standardized method of classifying mental disorders. The DSM-5 defines...

What Mental Illness Can Teach Us About Mental Health

Thoughts are a mirage on the hot pavement of reality: the closer we look, the more illusory they are revealed to be.  Pleasant thoughts seduce us into believing their authenticity.  Anxious thoughts appear real...