Posts Categorized: Stories from the OCD Community

Finding Beauty in the Struggle

by Thomas Smalley 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. If you told me seven years ago that one day I’d be standing… Read more »

A letter to my OCD

by Kayla 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. After completing residential treatment (May–August) followed by day treatment (August–September) for obsessive compulsive disorder… Read more »

My first encounter with OCD

By Mandy 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. Do you remember what it feels like to be nine years old? I look… Read more »

The hard work of a happy ending

by Sunil 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. Like all fairy tales, my story also begins with “Once upon a time.” But… Read more »

Good therapists and the wisdom of my five-year-old self

by Emily 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) when I was five years old…. Read more »

The healing power of empathy

by Sydney 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. At 13, I was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); however, I had been… Read more »

A useful mantra for OCD

by Jenn 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. Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is neither cute nor quirky. It is illogical, terrifying, and… Read more »

My “dementia” turned out to be depersonalisation

by Carol Edwards 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. Several years ago, I was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and later… Read more »

Finding hope, letting go of shame

by Kelly 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. My obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) story begins sometime between the ages of five and… Read more »