Richard’s OCD Story

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I too was diagnosed quite late in life, having first experienced OCD at 8 years of age. When the OCD got worse in my early twenties I began to oscillate between periods of overt ritualistic behaviour and severe depression during which I became ‘immobile’ and, on rare occasions, suicidal. Three separate psychiatrists failed to diagnose OCD (or if they did they weren’t letting me in on the diagnosis) and I eventually endured four years of … The Story Continues…

Lizzy’s OCD Story

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I must follow the procedure, because if I don’t something really bad may happen. I must articulate my speech perfectly and descriptively, or you may not fully understand me, and something bad may happen. I must be sure to choose the Right menu item, or I will hate my meal and then I will be stuck with it. I must place these objects just So, at just the right distance and angle on the table … The Story Continues…

Kerri’s OCD Story

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My OCD started when I was 7 years old. When I was supposed to be asleep one night, I couldn’t stop counting to 100 and I started crying. I’m now 30 and OCD still plagues my mind. I’m not counting as much as I did when I was young, but instead most of my compulsions take the form of reassurances. I always ask family members “Are you SURE it’s ok if…” and feel the need … The Story Continues…