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If You Love Someone With OCD, You May Need to Stop Giving Them Reassurance All the Time

Living with unmanaged obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is miserable—I know because I’ve likely had it since I was a teenager and was officially diagnosed in 2014. No, it’s not merely having “you’re-so-OCD” perfectionism or organization skills ascribed to the condition on TV and in movies. And given that an estimated 2.3 percent of the population […]

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Michelle Williams Says She’s ‘Proudly’ Seeking Help for Mental Health Issues and Has Received an Outpouring of Support

In recent years, Michelle Williams has not only spoken candidly about her own experiences with mental illness, but she's also encouraged others to seek professional help for their issues. And in an Instagram post this week, the former Destiny's Child member shared that she recently took her own advice and reached out for help in […]

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Craving and Chewing Ice: a Sign of Anemia?

Is constantly craving and chewing ice a sign of anemia? Answers from Rajiv K. Pruthi, M.B.B.S. Possibly. Doctors use the term "pica" to describe craving and chewing substances that have no nutritional value—such as ice, clay, soil, or paper. Craving and chewing ice (pagophagia) is often associated with iron deficiency anemia, although the reason is […]

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'RHOBH' Star Kyle Richards Had a Panic Attack on Top of an Allergic Reaction

On Tuesday night’s episode of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, several of the women traveled to Berlin for a girls’ trip. Naturally, there was Drama. But Kyle Richards recently revealed that not everything that happened made it into the trailer for next week’s Berlin-centric episode—including a scary medical situation that she experienced. Richards told […]