Thursday, June 21, 2018

WHAT IS

Have you ever heard about something related to psychology, but you weren't totally sure what it meant?

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? Is schizophrenia the same as multiple personality disorder–and do they even call it multiple personality disorder anymore? What is obsessive-compulsive disorder really?

Our “What Is” series gives you great information that is easy to understand and grounded in the most up-to-date information.

Written by top mental health professionals, you'll find answers to your questions here. If there's a “What Is” question that we haven't answered, please request an article at [email protected] and we'll ask our best experts to create one.

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