In the Beginning

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“There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.” Graham Greene. In The Beginning [This article originally appeared in Kidscope, the OC Foundation newsletter for children, in January of 2001] In the beginning… Summer was here, that glorious time when school was a distant memory and endless days of sun and sand lay ahead: September and the return to books and rules, a vague discomfort somewhere over the … The Story Continues…

Tammy’s OCD Story

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Hi my name is “Tammy” and I do believe I have obsessive compulsive disorder as well as general anxiety disorder. I remember as a small child I was continually preoccupied with weather or not we had enough food in the house, if we were running low on something I would stress until my mother replenished the supply. This still holds true 25 years later. I can not run out of any household supplies or I … The Story Continues…

Lisa’s OCD Story

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Hi I’m not sure where to begin. It all began in 1997 when we moved. I had my first “attack” of anxiety. It came on so quickly I didn’t even know what it was. I suddenly was very afraid of dying and would imagine a funeral (my own) which would just make the anxiety worse. It felt like an impending doom sort of thing…like something really bad was going to happen and I would die … The Story Continues…