Say ‘self-harm’ to most people and they automatically think of cutting. However, the technical definition of self-harm is any coping strategy which gives temporary respite from difficult emotions. It’s also usually done with either the intention to self-punish, to communicate distress or both. Amongst other things, self-harm can take the form of overeating, undereating, drinking …

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Obsessive / Compulsive Disorder and its Treatment

By Professor Kevin Gournay. Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder was at one time thought to be a rare problem. However, like many anxiety states, people who suffer from Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder (O.C.D.) keep their problems much to themselves. It is because of the very irrational nature of many obsessions that many sufferers are frightened and embarrassed about revealing their …

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