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It started with a thought, when I was maybe 5 or 6. I would jump across my parents’ fish pond. I don’t even know why, I was just compelled to do so. Even though I knew I couldn’t swim and potentially could have drowned, I still found myself jumping across the pond trying to make the other... Read more
I am a friend of a very attractive, intelligent young woman who has suffered from BDD for around ten years or more. Over the course of time I have had the privilege to know her I have gone through every emotion conceivable. At first a total lack of understanding on my part and sheer... Read more
A year ago my daughter was in the throes of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and it nearly brought my family to its knees.
My daughter is now seven years old, she is a well balanced, loving, confident and highly intelligent little girl but this time last year the story would have been... Read more
My OCD started when I was 23, my grandfather had died a month before – I don’t know if this was a trigger or not. It manifested itself as a worry that I would shout out something obscene during courses or meetings at work. I became very depressed and anxious about this thought but... Read more
I know how hard it can be to speak out about OCD. For over ten years I kept it to myself. Recently I have started speaking out about it more – both about OCD in general and also about how it specifically affects me. I am doing my bit to raise public awareness of the condition and am... Read more