Posts Categorized: Stories from the OCD Community

OCD is Like Playing Baseball: Learn How to Play to Win

OCD is like playing baseball

By Ethan Kagin 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. To have OCD is to have a struggle. Everyone who has it knows… Read more »

Sacred Spaces, Compulsions, and Healing

By Izzy S. 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. December 6, 2010. It was a Monday night when my father called to… Read more »

Turning the Tide of Stigma

By Trevor 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 16, my mom took me to a counselor to address some… Read more »

Thoughts are Only Thoughts

By Kristen 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. Have you heard the term obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) used as an adjective to… Read more »

Driving with OCD

By Nicholas Ponticello 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. Most people think they know OCD from pop culture and television shows, but… Read more »

How Ancient Texts Helped Me to Control My Obsessions

By Anker Fanoe “Knowing others is wisdom; knowing the self is enlightenment; mastering others requires force; mastering the self requires strength.” Lao Tzu, author of Tao Te Ching It was not until I first moved away to college that my obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) truly took me hostage. My mind became my personal bully, constantly… Read more »

College, Compulsions, and a Japanese Monk

By Thomas Duliban 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. Four years ago, before I started college, I spent the summer traveling around… Read more »

Six Things Parents of Kids with OCD Should Know

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. By Alex R I have been diagnosed with severe pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) and obsessive… Read more »

How it Feels When You Haven’t Yet Reached the Finish Line

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. By Emily Esterly It’s weird to live with something your whole life and be unaware of… Read more »

How Asking For Help Made Me Stronger

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 27, but I’ve struggled with… Read more »