Rick’s OCD Story

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My name is “Rick”. I’m 35 years old and have had OCD since as far back as I can remember. Each OCD form would end only to be replaced by another form. One of the early forms involved praying. I would say my prayers at night, make a ‘mistake’, say them again, make a ‘mistake’, etc. This would go on for a couple of hours and then I’d fall asleep and wake up and have … The Story Continues…

Clare’s OCD Story

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My name is Clare and I was diagnosed with OCD. I guess that the obsessions go back as far as I can remember, but then again, I am only 19 years old so it hasn’t been that long. It began for me as lists. At any given time, I have 10 lists. I have a front page of the lists that I have in my list packet, and then I have the various lists. There … The Story Continues…

Lisa (from NY)’s OCD Story

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Lisa’s Battle with OCD OCD first intruded into my life when I was a teenager. It began as obsessions with my body, primarily my nose and my weight. I couldn’t stand the sight of my nose and I would wear sunglasses (even indoors) to cover up what I thought was a monstrosity of a face. In my late teens, the obsessions with my appearance were replaced with gay obsessions. I suddenly had this intense fear … The Story Continues…