Category Archives: OCD

OCD and Needing Help Now

  I know this is a strange post amid the other writing and release ones, but I strongly felt this needs to happen, and it can’t wait on my writing career. I want this searchable as soon as possible. I’ve had people both in the medical profession and outside of it dismiss obsessive-compulsive disorder as being a valid reason for […]

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Same and Different

  It was about to rain again when I pulled over beside her. I waited for my paranoia to set in at having someone else in my space, but it didn’t. I waited for this to feel wrong, but it didn’t. It was cold and it was about to rain. Some things made us equals. She opened the car door. […]

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The Good Parts of OCD

    While writing my last post, I realized that I’ve inadvertently focused on the negative aspects of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Even in my post on OCD in love, I think I made it sound like my husband loves me despite my OCD and not because of it whereas the truth is far more complex. At some points, having OCD can […]

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OCD in a Writer

    I started writing as more than just a way of blogging or the occasional short story in October of 2008. My brother said, “I bet you could write a whole novel.” I took that as a challenge. Within around two weeks, I’d written a whole novel. I took “write what you know” to heart and wrote a romance/mystery […]

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OCD in Love

    I really ought to have my husband write this post…but that might actually make him love me less… (I’m kidding.) (Well, kiddingish.) I’m a romance writer, this post should be a piece of cake, right? Right…in theory… I’m going to be as candid as possible without being graphic at all because I think this is valuable. If you […]

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OCD – Patterns and Compulsions

    It was difficult to pick the right picture to go with this topic. The Hollywood version of OCD is handwashing and cleaning which are aspects of some people’s OCD, but I’ve tried not to focus on that because those symptoms have been adequately exposed. As others with OCD can tell you, “We’ve covered that…it’s good.” In addition, many […]

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OCD and PTSD

  Ha! I love how acronymy that title is. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a very complex condition…let me start off by saying that. I’m going to talk about the correlation between obsessive-compulsive disorder and PTSD, but if you’d like to know more about just PTSD, Google the heck out of it. I can’t even scratch the surface. PTSD is typically […]

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Common OCD Myths

    I’m going to run through a few of the most common myths I’ve found with obsessive-compulsive disorder.   1. People who have OCD are clean, wash their hands frequently, and are organized. *starts laughing* *falls on the floor laughing* *dies laughing* Uh, yeah, I’m not clean. Not at all. Not even a little bit. I will say that […]

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OCD and Religion

    This is not a debate post. If you’d like to debate organized religion, please find another forum because I will not approve any comments debating, condemning, or preaching religion. This is simply me saying, “This is my experience in an organized religion as a person with OCD–some of it may be common in others with OCD–some of it […]

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OCD Awareness Posts

  The second week in October was Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Awareness week and I did a post on OCD Monday through Friday each day. ┬áIf you’ve missed my OCD posts: OCD and Dark Thoughts OCD and Cutting OCD and Agoraphobia OCD and Medication OCD and the Real Me OCD and Going Mad OCD and Superstition OCD and Suicide OCD and […]

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