Michael’s OCD Story

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My story is this… When I was in sixth grade, I was first introduced to a “new” virus called HIV. It was during a Health/Sex Education class where we learned about this disease. After the teacher finished her lecture she opened up the floor for a question and answer period. Up until this point I was o.k., however, by the last question by the last student I felt extremely anxious. “What about mosquito bites, Miss?” … The Story Continues…

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…