Posts Categorized: Stories from the OCD Community

Returning to my dreams

by Andrea Harrell 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 had obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) for as long as I can… Read more »

Just One More Time, I Swear

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 was three months old when I had my first open heart surgery. The second came… Read more »

What it feels like to live with OCD

by Alice Franklin 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. For as long as I can remember, I have had obsessive compulsive disorder… Read more »

Fighting OCD as a Teenager

by Rachel 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. When I was six years old, I wanted to be a veterinarian when I… Read more »

The Spaciousness of Forgiveness

by Rissa Roo 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. While my mom and I were in a beauty parlor, the beautician told… Read more »

The Gift of Sport

By Corey 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. “Where do you want to start?” Dr. K. asked, his eyes scanning the composition… Read more »

Counting the Minutes

By Dale Vernor 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. Television shows such as Monk can be misleading as they often portray obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as being only about a fear of germs. However, OCD is far… Read more »

How Instagram Reminded Me That There is More to Life than OCD

By Katie 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. Since adolescence, I have been suspicious about social media. The idea of posting details… Read more »

The Compulsion of Music

The compulsion of music

By Grant Brecheisen 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 was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) at age 20. I first sought… Read more »

Navigating college with OCD

By Paul Robert Pasalowicz 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. College is a swimming pool of deadlines, targets, expectations, and stress for… Read more »