This week, learn a common myth about depression, the difference between OCD and OCPD, how a group of physicians are lending support to their communities, plus much more.
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The Myth of Using ‘Depression’ as an Excuse
Board-certified psychiatrist and APA fellow Dr. Sue Varma has diagnosed hundreds of patients with depression—so she knows better than most that there’s a common misconception that some people “use depression as an excuse.” *In this interview, she walks through the reasons this is such an unfounded belief. You can use this education to better understand your depression—or become a more empathetic supporter of someone with depression.
Understand the Behaviors of OCPD vs. OCD
Have you ever heard the expression, “that’s so OCD?” This idea is misguided; those who use this phrase are unknowingly referring to an underdiagnosed and misunderstood condition known as obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD). It’s the most common personality disorder, yet more often than not, it’s mistaken for OCD. Learn the key differences from leading clinical psychologist and personality disorders expert, Dr. Ramani Durvasula.
*Taken from “Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder”
Here’s What Life Looks like with Bipolar Disorder
The first step in understanding stigmatized mental health conditions like bipolar disorder is having empathy for someone living with the condition. *In this eye-opening video, double board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, Dr. Dom Sportelli walks through what life may look like with undiagnosed bipolar disorder—and what patients and supporters alike need to know to successfully navigate the mental health care system.
“A condition like BPD deserves the same level of support.”
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be difficult to live with—but so can most other mental health issues. So, why is BPD so overly-stigmatized? *Watch clinical psychologist Dr. Ramani Durvasula provide an eye-opening example of the ways in which BPD is treated differently from most other conditions. Plus, understand how loved ones of those with BPD can effectively adapt their support strategies accordingly.
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Mental Health News
- According to the Cleveland Clinic, researchers have found a rise in “broken heart syndrome” during COVID-19.
- A psychologist breaks down why people are finding it much harder to read during the pandemic, even though they have more free time on their hands.
- A group of psychiatrists has launched a Physician Support Line to help coronavirus doctors in distress.