Posts Categorized: Stories from the OCD Community

My OCD Snowball

By Kyle Cunningham My life took a drastic turn during my freshman year of college. Instead of enjoying what should have been the best time of my life, I spent the year struggling with obsessive thoughts and compulsions. I had never encountered such thoughts before. I believed that everything I was touching was contaminated with… Read more »

Battling OCD as a Father

By Matt Townsend My male role models have been my father and father-in-law, as well as my friends and coworkers. However, despite these good role models, I could never find a mold which fit me. On the outside, I appear to have it all together. I am an all-American father and husband, who is the… Read more »

OCD Ocean

By Lauren Thompson Dunton I was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in the third grade. For me, it began simply enough: I couldn’t step on the grout between the tiles, and as I emerged from the bathtub, I needed to have both feet simultaneously on the floor (which is actually quite dangerous). It snowballed… Read more »

My Bully and Me

By DJ Walker This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. “I’m so OCD!” my friend said as she cleaned her apartment. “My desk has… Read more »

The Wallflower Child

By Ashley K. This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories.  I have lived with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression since I was… Read more »

Welcoming Uncertainty

By Laura Joseph Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can sometimes hit you where it matters most. For me, this meant having obsessive thoughts of uncertainty about my relationship. I was officially diagnosed with OCD two years ago. On my first day in intensive therapy, I was asked to write down my thoughts from the moment I… Read more »