Understanding Therapy: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

By Shruti Venkatesh What is OCD? Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterised by recurrent, unwanted, and sometimes bizarre thoughts, impulses, or doubts that evoke affective distress (obsessions – e.g., dirt, germs, or specific situations) and repetitive behavioural or mental rituals performed to reduce this distress (compulsions – e.g., cleaning, washing, or checking). Symptoms begin gradually and […]

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Mrs C Remembers: An Excerpt

Featuring an excerpt of the wonderful book Mrs C Remembers, where author Himanjali Sankar explores unique family dynamics, the mother-daughter relationship and the condition of dementia (and coming to terms with a loved one getting the diagnosis), with a profound touch.  Also Read: Our interview with Himanjali Sankar  Ma no longer asks if I am tired when […]

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Dementia: Five Things Not to Say to People You Care About

Do read an excerpt of Mrs C Remembers right here on The Health Collective. I. Congratulations on an incredibly compelling story, a complicated one and a very personal one. First off, what drove you to write this book? And what would you want to share about your own personal story? The immediate trigger was the movie ‘Still Alice’ which […]

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Fetish: Selena Gomez on a Disturbing Mental Health Issue

By Nikita Mishra Queen Sel might have sparked more than a few conversations with her new music video Fetish. Her latest single is a complete 180-degree turn from the cutesy vibe she carries and seems to have baffled fans with layers of intense, dark imagery mainly around her mouth. The ‘Bad Liar’ star has been teasing the video release on her Instagram […]

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