Category Archives: OCD

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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OCD and the Sensory System

  This picture is actually more of a test than a clip art image–though I bought it from a clip art site. If you immediately get twitchy over the mismatching pin colors and the lack of a brown pin…you might have OCD. This made my brain scream. I wanted to shake someone over the horror of it. But maybe that’s […]

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Genetics of a Childhood with OCD

    I’m not sure what the prevalence of OCD is in other families–though I know there’s a strong genetic component, but in my family…it runs mad. My grandmother has it–though we’ve never talked about it really. Her obsession with her health is her primary obsession that is outwardly visible. My grandfather is a hoarder, so my own mother was […]

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OCD and Therapy

  A hot guy counting coins…if that isn’t OCD eye candy, I don’t know what is. I don’t know about you guys, but I feel better. Oh, right, therapy. Let’s talk about therapy. If you’ve read some of my other OCD posts, you know I’m a therapy dropout. I’ve gone through therapy three times. The first time was in the […]

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OCD and Other Conditions

  While most people aren’t diagnosed officially with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder until, I believe, their late twenties (I once read the average age was 28, but can’t seem to document that claim,) its onset is usually seen at two distinct times. The first is early onset which would occur typically between ages 7-11. The second would be after puberty between […]

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Pure-O OCD and Me

Pure-O is sexier-sounding than it is. Seriously. It is. It sounds like a street drug to me. By the way, I’ve been thinking of getting a shirt that says, “I have OCD. I do drugs not hugs,” but I’ve been worried people might not find it funny…   Anyway, Pure-O, or Primarily Obsessional OCD, or Purely Obsessional OCD, or OCD […]

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OCD and Insomnia

    (The picture above is one of my nights via the Jawbone Up tracking bracelet I wear. Look! I was in bed for eight hours! How fantastic is that?) The term night-owl sounds so much better than raging insomniac, but I suspect the former implies we have a choice. I know I’ve brought up insomnia in previous posts, but […]

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