living with obsessive compulsive disorder

What We Need to Know About OCD

Imagine having to wash your hands five times in a row just to feel clean enough to go to bed or needing to check your oven a dozen times before you believe it’s really off. Picture trying to go about your life, while being inundated with unwanted images that make you question whether there’s something… Read more »

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Identifying and Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? When we think of obsessive compulsive disorder, different images come to mind: the film character who won’t step on sidewalk cracks or the co-worker who uses tissue to open doors. Obsessive compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder that can disrupt people’s lives causing them to engage in repetitious behaviors to… Read more »

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It’s Not Me: It’s My OCD: Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

My cynical 16-year-old face would grimace each and every time. My older sister’s gentle, yet insistent voice: “Just tell yourself, ‘It’s not me’ it’s my OCD.’” “How corny,” I would think before retaliating with, “You don’t understand, it is me.” These were my real thoughts. Real fears. I had real reasons to wash my hands… Read more »

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