OCD, The Mischievous Brain Gremlin

OCD, The Mischievous Brain Gremlin

Here is what is going on in the OCD Brain. For those of you out there who think that people with OCD are just quirky and “should just stop doing those weird things,” I’m going to dispel that myth. You wouldn’t tell somebody who was diabetic to...
How NOT to Help Your Loved One with OCD

How NOT to Help Your Loved One with OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be a perplexing and frustrating condition for those who don’t experience it firsthand. The intrusive thoughts and rituals that characterize OCD may seem entirely irrational to an outside observer. However, for the person...
Explaining OCD to Others

Explaining OCD to Others

As someone with OCD, I know very well that I frustrate the people who love me because they don’t and can’t understand what is going on in my head.  As most well-meaning people will do, they try to get me to not give in to what OCD demands. A lot of the things OCD...
Forward To Out of OCD

Forward To Out of OCD

After getting my boys to school, I returned to my empty house. The tension of the day, week, month, and year had built so much that a break was inevitable. On my way upstairs for a shower, I walked through the kitchen and into my dining room. When I hit the dining...