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All-or-Nothing Thinking in OCD

All-or-Nothing Thinking in OCD

Hello my friend with OCD. I want to ask you about something and see if it applies to you. Do you have all-or-nothing thinking? All-or-nothing thinking, or thinking in extremes, is prevalent in OCD. I still experience this type of thinking even without OCD looming over...

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 "just stop being...

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...

Having OCD as a Mom

Having OCD as a Mom

Hi There, There will be a post later about kids and OCD, but if you are an adult with kids and your OCD had throat punched you in the brain, then this post is for you. My OCD got super bad in the last couple of years.  I have two little boys who have witnessed mommy’s...

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...