compulsion

Trichotillomania

2018-05-11T09:36:51+00:00

Trichotillomania Trichotillomania (TTM), also known as trich, is when someone can't resist the urge to pull out their hair. It is an impulse control disorder. It is estimated to affect one to four percent of people. More common in teenagers and young adults it tends to affect girls more often than boys. People with [...]

Trichotillomania2018-05-11T09:36:51+00:00

Bruxism – Involuntary habitual grinding of the teeth

2018-05-11T09:41:11+00:00

Bruxism Bruxism is when someone grinds their teeth together or clenches their jaw. Most people who suffer from bruxism are unaware that they are doing it. This can be because there are no symptoms, or because the symptoms are not associated with a clenching and grinding problem.  It often happens while concentrating, under stress [...]

Bruxism – Involuntary habitual grinding of the teeth2018-05-11T09:41:11+00:00

Orthorexia Nervosa – fixation on righteous eating

2018-05-11T09:42:04+00:00

Orthorexia Nervosa Orthorexia nervosa is a term which literally means “fixation on righteous eating.” Orthorexia starts out as an innocent attempt to eat more healthfully, but orthorexics become fixated on food quality and purity. They become consumed with what and how much to eat. A person with orthorexia will be obsessed with defining [...]

Orthorexia Nervosa – fixation on righteous eating2018-05-11T09:42:04+00:00

Intrusive Thoughts – How to stop OCD

2018-05-11T09:43:56+00:00

Intrusive thoughts Intrusive thoughts happen. Nobody can control their own mind perfectly. As well as having a conscious stream of thoughts we also have thoughts that just happen. Thoughts that just seem to pop in all by themselves. Gut feelings, instinct, inspiring thoughts and eureka moments can be very useful. Not so useful [...]

Intrusive Thoughts – How to stop OCD2018-05-11T09:43:56+00:00