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OCD Awareness Week is in October. It took me six years to get diagnosed

OCD Awareness Week is in October. It took me six years to get diagnosed

Serena Golden, Photography Editor October 18, 2020
It’s frustrating to hear my disorder used by people who like straight lines, organized closets or color-coded O-Chem notes. The phrase, “I’m so OCD,” used by people with normal neurotic quirks is invalidating to people whose entire lives have been changed by obsessions and compulsions. My disorder is not an adjective. 
How to tell the difference between anxiety and panic, and why it’s important

How to tell the difference between anxiety and panic, and why it’s important

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor February 27, 2020
It’s important to know the differences so that you can talk to your doctor about your experiences and symptoms if you choose to seek treatment.
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