Understanding OCD

OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder written in notebook on white table

Defining Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be difficult as it can overlap with ADHD, and is considered an anxiety disorder.  The clinical definition of OCD under the DSM 5 an obsession is the presence of obsessions, compulsions or both.  The term obsessions is defined by 1) have recurrent and persistent thoughts urges, or impulses that […]

Walking with Depression

Person walking in fog with dark trees and park bench.

Walking with Depression According to the DSM-5 the diagnostic criteria for, major depressive disorder or clinical depression, is a common and serious mood disorder.  Depression is one of the most prevalent mood disorders and millions of health care dollars are spent for treatment.  There are many forms of depression such as postpartum (striking women after […]