What It's Like Living With Anxiety & OCD, According to Howie Mandel

Do you have anxiety? Howie Mandel does. What about OCD? Howie has that too. He wants to break the stigma around mental health, so he's telling Dr. Oz what it's like to live inside his head. Later they played a game of anxiety word association (hand-shaking is a big NO for Howie). Click here to watch it!

In 1985 when quarterback Joe Theismann had his fibula and tibia shattered by a tackle, it ended his NFL career — a career in which he'd suffered seven broken noses, a broken collarbone, and broken hands and ribs. "People would say that it was a tragedy… but…it was a blessing," he's said. "I'd become somewhat of a self-absorbed individual and didn't really care much about a lot of things except myself. And ever since that day…I've tried to be a better person."

Yes, Chronic Pain Alters Your Personality

All that physical pain can make it difficult to be your best self. That's been confirmed by a study in the European Journal of Pain. Seems people with chronic pain, have very low levels of the personality-influencing neurotransmitter glutamate in their frontal cortex, triggering emotional dysregulation and increasing anxiety.

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