Everyone loves ugly Christmas sweaters. Everyone loves Target. But not everyone is that into Target’s newest holiday offering—a sweater that makes light of mental illness in order to push a christmas-themed joke.
Often, TV shows like Hoarders and Hoarding: Buried Alive will feature filthy homes crammed to the rafters with detritus, including feces and garbage. But for some hoarders, there's not a lot of filth; just a lot of stuff — an intense collection that has gotten out of hand.
Thanks to ubiquitous camera phones, selfies—like 'em or loathe 'em—are now simply standard Internet operating procedure. No doubt *yours* are empowering and totally not irritating to your friends and followers. But it seems that, combined with something like body dysmorphic disorder, selfies can be more harm than help.
Dealing with a newborn can cause so much anxiety and worry in new mothers that it could trigger mental disorders. A new study shows that a surprising amount of first-time moms develop obsessive compulsive disorder in the weeks after giving birth.
Everyone has baggage. Some of us have heaps and heaps of matching luggage we tote with us everywhere we go; some of us have suitcases of issues that seem small but weigh us down; many of us have quirks and idiosyncrasies that swing between annoying and charming. And then there are those of us who have mental and…
TLC, the circus channel — home of Extreme Couponing, Extreme Cougar Wives, The Little Couple, Long Island Medium, My Strange Addiction and Virgin Diaries — has a new show in the works, Neat Freaks.
Owning a dog brings many joys and frustrations. For instance, in order to chaperone my dog from puppyhood into young adulthood, I have been forced to perform all of the following duties, sometimes simultaneously: listen to her plaintive wails while she was being crate trained, clean another dog's poop out of her face…
Nail biting is serious — even the Berenstain Bears knew so and they're bears. Imaginary bears. It's taken psychiatry almost 27 years to catch up with imaginary bears, but let us not quibble with the slow, ponderous locomotive that is modern medicine. Let's instead learn all about how nail biters might be deeply…
A new study led by Yale University School of Medicine's David Tolin has discovered that those maddeningly oblivious hoarders we gape at on TLC aren't especially keen on collecting as many lawn gnome limbs or paper towel rolls — they just can't decide which of their many worldly possessions they really want to get rid…
Some women know they really like a guy when they're willing to sleep with him. I know I really like a guy when I'm willing to sleep in his bed.
How many times have you looked at a kid meticulously lining up a series of blocks, or refusing to eat anything green on their plate, or carefully putting on their socks in just the right way (because, duh, otherwise the seams press into their toes!) and thought, "Man, that kid is going to be totally OCD when she…
Yo, can an awkward dude get some love around here? Intern Aimée Lutkin writes:
Swiss artist —and comedian, apparently— Ursus Wehrli had a little extra time, energy, soup, and a few shades of OCD and decided to make the most of all of them.
A small number of people struggle with persistent fears that they're gay. But they're not closeted — instead, they have a form of OCD.
A new study shows that pregnancy may give rise to obsessive-compulsive disorder in some women, making the balance between pregnancy and mental health care even more complicated.
On last night's Obsessed, a man with OCD — which, for him, manifests as germ phobia — endured exposure therapy that involved his therapist changing her tampon in his home, and then having him touch the washcloth she used afterward.
A&E's Obsessed documents the process in which people with various forms of OCD try to manage their conditions. On last night's episode, Russ — a Corky Sinclair-type — saw his pack-rat ways sever his "friendship" with a man named Rich.
Confession: for the past year, I have been washing my hands not just after, but also before I pee.
• New evidence released in the Caylee Anthony case: Five days after Caylee's disappearance, Casey Anthony allegedly wrote in her diary: "I have no regrets...I just hope that the end justifies the means." •
Yesterday's Oprah was all about people with extreme obsessive compulsive disorder. She shipped a group of them off to a camp with Dr. Oz and an OCD specialist, both of whom were given the difficult task of helping one man overcome his fear of sitting on a toilet seat — any toilet seat. The guy can't even crap on the…