Posts Categorized: Stories from the OCD Community

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 »

After the storm

by Tori 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 childhood, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) has ruled over my life. At the age… Read more »

Post-surgery, I feel like a different person

by Chandler 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 many people in the world, I struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). I… Read more »

Words matter

by Jemma 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 obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Sometimes this term can be used flippantly and… Read more »

Life’s glorious uncertainty

by Catriona Gall 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. Living with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) requires learning to live with uncertainty. For… Read more »