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  • Marie's Garden for Autistic Children
    Funding needed to open 'Marie’s Garden' for autistic children
    Imagine for a minute that there is a wonderful place where a parent of a child with Autism can take that child and leave that child for a couple of hours worry free. April is Autism Awareness Month as reported by Autism Speaks. We need to be more...
  • Anxiety
    The six types of anxiety disorders
    “Anxiety: An abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physiological signs (as sweating, tension, and increased pulse), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one'...
  • When It Becomes A Struggle
    6 tips on overcoming your fearful and negative thoughts
    There are times that we encounter fearful and obsessive thoughts that can be difficult to manage. For some people, the more they try to get rid of the thoughts, the stronger the thoughts become and the more difficult they become to manage.Here are...
  • An estimated 3.3 million Americans suffer from OCD -- National Institute of Mental Health
    Some Good News For Those With OCD
    According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 3.3 million Americans suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The condition is characterized by distressing and intrusive thoughts (obsessions), and/or repetitive,...
  • Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
    'Say What You Will' by Cammie McGovern: Young adult story about two lonely teens
    "Say What You Will" by Cammie McGovern is a beautifully written story about two teens who find each other in spite of what might seem like insurmountable problems. It's kind of a quiet story -- both teens live quiet lives and both...
  • Backhoe
    Backhoe used to find body of woman buried under rubbish after floor collapsed
    Many fans tune in to shows like “Hoarders” to have a few chuckles over the pile and stacks of things that people refuse to throw away. But hoarding can be very dangerous. Connecticut police found Beverly Mitchell, 66, dead Saturday....
  • Chowchow
    Dogs and humans with OCD show similar brain abnormalities, study finds
    A recent study published in Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry by researchers from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and the McLean Imaging Center at McLean Hospital shows that Doberman...
  • Bible meditation mind-health
    Bible meditation mind-health
    Individuals that meditate do it differently. Some may meditate with low volume instrumental music playing in the background, while saying positive affirmations and doing deep breathe exercises. There are those that meditate in complete silence for...
  • Canines and Humans have one more thing in common
    Canines and Humans have one more thing in common
    As was pointed out by WRCBtv.com out of Chattanooga today, The Broad Institute in Massachusetts and Uppsala University in Sweden have been conducting research on this very topic. They have pinpointed four genes with variances that were present in...
  • Dog Tail Chasing OCD
    Dogs chasing their tails may reveal why humans struggle with OCD
    We’ve all watched with befuddled amusement while our pets loop around in a dizzying and fruitless attempt to capture their own tails. A new study now suggests that a closer look at that peculiar canine behavior may bring answers about...
  • Buried in Filth
    Hoarding: Buried Beneath the Filth
    It is estimated that one to two million Americans have lifestyles that involve such an entrenched resistance to change, that they choose to surround themselves with massive amounts of discarded trash and waste.This is known as hoarding.Statistics...
  • Laser Pointer
    Why laser pointers can make your dog sick
    Laser pointers have been around for a number of years now, and many pet owners enjoy playtime with their cats or dogs by allowing the pet to chase the red dot.But using a laser pointer as an instrument of play can actually create anxiety, and OCD ...
  • Melissa Gorga
    'RHONJ' star Melissa Gorga reveals she is OCD when it comes to moving
    “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Melissa Gorga didn't feel too comfortable when it came to her children going to school with Teresa Giudice's children. At least that was her excuse at the time. But now it seems like...
  • OCD
    The PANDAS puzzle: Did strep turn Grant Acord into a would-be school shooter?
    Could a case of strep throat turn your child from a normal, happy kid to a potential killer?It's the stuff of parental nightmares, almost too bizarre to believe. But for Marianne Fox, whose 17-year-old son, Grant Acord, now stands accused of...
  • Doberman with natural ears.
    Research: Dogs can have obsessive compulsive disorder like humans
    A new study of Doberman pinschers that suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder(OCD) has led to new insights into the treatment of the disease in dogs and people according to research conducted by veterinarians at the Cummings School of...
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