What is OCD?

Share List It’s common for someone to flippantly call a friend or family member “OCD” as a means of teasing them about keeping their house spotless or being a perfectionist. True OCD, which stands for obsessive-compulsive disorder, affects approximately 2 percent of the population and is far from a joking matter. OCD is a chronic […]

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Share List Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating mental health condition that can occur after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, such as combat, assault, physical or sexual abuse, a natural disaster or some other form of trauma. PTSD has nothing to do with weakness or character flaws, and, whether the event is an […]

What is Postpartum Depression?

Share List How is postpartum depression different from baby blues? Pregnancy can certainly be more difficult for some than others, but nearly all share the same light at the end of the tunnel; the anticipated joy of bringing their new baby home. Unfortunately, reality immediately steps in, and, even for those with a strong support […]

What is Social Anxiety Disorder?

Share List Social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, is a chronic mental health condition for people who have an inordinate fear of being scrutinized or judged by others. It is not unusual to feel nervous in some social situations, like going on a date or to a party. Nor is it uncommon to have […]

Over-Medication and Wrong Perscriptions

Share List Can You Sue for Over-Medicated and Wrong Prescriptions? According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), billions are paid out each year in medical malpractice payouts. Medical negligence is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S., right behind heart disease and cancer. A healthy portion of related litigation […]

Misdiagnosis: What is it?

Share List What is a Misdiagnosis? “Diagnoses that are missed, incorrect or delayed are believed to affect 10 to 20 percent of cases, far exceeding drug errors and surgery on the wrong patient or body part, both of which have received considerably more attention.” Washington Post A misdiagnosis is an inaccurate, incomplete or delayed diagnosis […]