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…

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…