Posts Tagged ‘OCD’


          One of the most interesting illnesses I encountered as a psychiatric nurse was obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).  It is actually a type of anxiety disorder.  It is not your typical feeling of fear, worry or anxiety; people with obsessive-compulsive disorder will have these normal emotions but take them to extreme.  For example, people with OCD might have thoughts about bad things that could happen.  In addition, OCD patients will have upsetting or scary Read more…

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            Ten years ago I practiced as a registered nurse in the field of in-patient and outpatient mental health.  The settings were both adult psychiatric units that dealt with a host of issues, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic and phobia disorders, post-traumatic stress, schizophrenia, ADD, eating disorder, delirium, suicide attempts, etc.  It was truly a field of its own.  Mental health nursing can Read more…

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