On Being Diagnosed

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I wrote this piece a fair number of years ago. It’s just a sketch of what i went through on my first visit to a shrink to try to get help for “my problem”. This was about a year after I got sober. Life was not going well at the time. She sat there reading a year old Time magazine. She was too thin and had dark circles under her eyes. There was something stretched … The Story Continues…

‘The OCD Project’

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I am not a fan of reality type shows in general. But this looks interesting. Hopefully it’s not exploitative. ‘The OCD Project’: Obsessive-compulsive disorder gets the spotlight in new series (SUPERTRAILER) Exposure and Response Prevention is widely recognized as a best practice for the treatment of OCD. In this program, a group of OCD patients will live under one roof throughout the course of therapy to address the illness and provide round-the-clock support for each … The Story Continues…

OCDgirl’s Story

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Wow, it is amazing to read everyones different experiences. It gives me a sense that I am not alone. My story is a long one, but I will try to condense it. When I was sixteen years old I was raped by an older man at a party, while heavily intoxicated. What makes it worse is, I was a virgin. Anyway, I didn’t really realise that it was rape until a year later. I was … The Story Continues…