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Behavioral health information you can trust, verified by clinicians.

Understanding magical thinking OCD

People with magical thinking OCD believe that their thoughts and behaviors can affect what happens in the real world.

What’s the difference between depression and major depressive disorder (MDD)?

Feeling depressed is not the same as having major depressive disorder, but help is available either way.

Understanding false memory OCD

False memory OCD causes people to question the validity of their memories.

Major depressive disorder therapies, symptoms, and causes

MDD can negatively affect your life, but there are many treatment options available.

Understanding existential OCD

If your focus on life’s big questions is taking a toll on your mental health, help is available.

Understanding harm OCD

Harm OCD can cause intrusive thoughts about harming yourself or others.

What is Gestalt therapy, and how can it help you?

Gestalt therapy can help you accept your feelings in the present moment.

What is dialectical behavior therapy? A guide to DBT

DBT can treat BPD and many other mental health conditions.

Understanding relationship OCD

Relationship OCD is a cycle of obsessions and compulsions that revolves around romantic relationships.

The difference between mood disorders and personality disorders

While mood disorders and personality disorders share some features, there are also many differences between them.

Navigating therapy: Five things to talk about in sessions

Preparing for therapy can help you be more honest and open during sessions.

Signs and symptoms of social anxiety

Social anxiety can negatively affect your quality of life, but help is available.