any of various mental disorders characterized by extreme anxiety and including panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder
How did the speech disorder “stuttering” get its name, and what does it literally mean?
“The King’s Speech” garnered four golden statues at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, including the Oscar for Best Actor for Colin Firth’s riveting portrayal of King George VI. The film’s depiction of George VI’s lifelong struggle with stuttering has brought a renewed awareness to the speech disorder that affects over sixty-eight million people worldwide. What is the origin of this disorder and how did it …
Is It OK To Say I’m OCD?
That one picture hanging slightly crooked on the wall. The car stereo volume left on an uneven number. Is your skin crawling yet? In these scenarios we tend to break out that little acronym that so perfectly describes those annoying little ticks: OCD. But, is that offensive?
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Any of various psychiatric disorders in which anxiety is either the primary disturbance or is the result of confronting a feared situation or object.
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