It's completely natural to overthink, analyse, and worry about your relationship - even if it's a healthy one. Being in a relationship for most people means allowing themselves to become intimate with someone - and therefore vulnerable - so it makes perfect sense that this can occasionally become the source of anxiety.
At a recent promotional event for Omron's new Heart Guide, a watch with a built-in blood pressure monitor, journalists and company representatives sat around a long dining table, testing the device in real time. Between heart-healthy courses of salmon and spirulina (an edible form of algae), I caught a glimpse inside several strangers as their health data flashed across the LCD display tied to their wrists.
There's a reason you're addicted to scrolling through Insta and checking your Facebook feed: Each little red notification gives you a mood-boosting hit of dopamine.
This is what most people think obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) looks like: washing your hands excessively because you're a germaphobe. Sometimes, people
You have a mental illness, and you feel incredibly alone. Intellectually, you know that you are one of millions of people who also have a mental illness-people who also have depression or an anxiety disorder or bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. You know that you're not the only person on this planet to be in pain.
According to Kimberley Quinlan, a marriage and family therapist with a private practice in Calabasas, Calif., anxiety "tends to show up around the things we value the most in our lives."
Sheva Rajaee, MFT is a licensed Psychotherapist in the state of California specializing in the treatment of OCD and other Anxiety related disorders. Sheva works domestically and internationally, treating clients in over 20 countries with the use of CBT, ERP and Mindfulness practices to manage and alleviate anxiety symptoms.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Specializing in the Treatment of OCD & Anxiety Disorders
Domestically in the U.S
Consultation for Couples and Families
The team at CAOCD are active members of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Follow us @theshrinkwrap