Eric’s OCD Story

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My name is eric and i have had ocd all my life..It finally started controlling me and i ended up in a mental hospital twice.. I saw the movie “Girl Interrupted” and it changed my view of things.. I realized that if i was ever going to get off medications or control my life i would have to do it. The doctor could not help, family could not help and the hospital could not help. … 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…

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…