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It’s funny to try and tell your story, when you’re not sure when the story started. There are many different theories out there about the cause and effect of Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Like any medical factor, type it in to Google and you will quickly drown in text, blogs and Podcasts... Read more
My first memory of OCD is walking with my brother and dad, the floor was square tiles and as they walked ahead I felt a odd need to walk back to what we had just walked past, at the time I didn’t even know what OCD was let alone consider I could have it, I honestly just thought I was odd... Read more
Therapy is nothing like it is in the movies.
There’s no chaise lounge for me to stretch out on and deconstruct my distant relationship with my father. There’s no psychiatrist in a flannel blazer with a scratchy beard telling me to “go on”. There’s no doctorate... Read more
Let’s get something straight – right at the beginning – before any words are put down on paper on this subject so close to my heart and mind. OCD is an extraordinary mental illness which terrifies and debilitates very ordinary, average, nice people... Read more
I would like to share my experience of mental illness to encourage others to seek help for their difficulties and to emphasise that there is no shame in having such illnesses and no shame in seeking help. There is much stigma associated with mental illness, and more so in certain cultures... Read more