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Posted on: 19th October 2014 by: Brad

If you are reading this, you probably have OCD, just like me. My OCD was ritualistic, but the thoughts were awful, even dangerous, to myself (I will spare you the details). My OCD hit me when I was 19, about a year ago. I remember thinking I was crazy and that these thoughts were... Read more

Posted on: 16th October 2014 by: Olivia

"His mother rang me. The day before I had spoken to her 17 year old son about his compulsive thoughts. She just wanted to let me know that her son had felt understood and he had added: “I bet that man suffers from it himself. Otherwise he would not be able to know so precisely how I feel... Read more

Posted on: 1st October 2014 by: Olivia

My name is Anita and I am 46 years old.  My daughter is aged 21 and is affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder associated with contamination and hand washing.

I noticed that my daughter was washing her hands much more frequently at the age of around 16.  The bottle of hand wash in... Read more

Posted on: 7th August 2014 by: Olivia

Ariane Sherine writes for The Guardian and New Humanist magazine, and is lead singer in comedy pop group The Lovely Electric. She has had OCD for nine years, and takes the drug clomipramine for it, which she finds helpful. She is always willing to help anyone with OCD, and can be reached... Read more

Posted on: 5th August 2014 by: Olivia

Rose Bretécher is a 28-year-old writer with OCD. When she was 15-years-old she started experiencing obsessive sexual thoughts which took over her mind for a decade. Rose has now written a tragicomic memoir about her life with OCD, which she is crowd-funding through Unbound. You can pledge... Read more