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Blogs

There are lots of OCD blogs (taken from the term web log) on the internet, from time to time we will publish some of those via our website. 

#OCDWeek – Risky Business

Blog by Bellsie, OCYours

Blog written by 'OC Yours' ‏@ocyours for OCD Awareness Week, October 2014.

#OCDweek – Risky Business

There is a risk, however small, that tomorrow I will walk under a bus. There is a risk that I may get Ebola (can you guess what my OCD might be especially keen on at the moment?), that I might cause an accident, that I might hurt someone unintentionally, that I might leave my cooker on and burn down the entire student residence… the list goes on. Every day we take a million tiny decisions and a million tiny risks.

Worse than all of that though is the risk that I choose not to take. There is also the risk that I don’t face up to my OCD and that it ends up consuming my life, my dreams and my future.

Article posted on: Mon, 13/10/2014 - 11:32am Read more...

OCD – why do we need to raise awareness?

Blog by mymindoutlined

Blog written by 'My Mind Outlined' ‏@mymindoutlined for OCD Awareness Week, October 2014.

I have recently looked back over my previous blog posts and there was one in particular that stuck out to me. It was my attempt to summarise why I felt my OCD is so misunderstood, in relation to my own situation and experiences. I have taken the opportunity to update this post for OCD Awareness Week 2014, and to explain why this week is so important to me.

Article posted on: Mon, 13/10/2014 - 11:01am Read more...

Rhianna shares her OCD experience

Rhianna shares her experience

To kick-start OCD Awareness Week, we have this fantastic positive article written by Rhianna.

My names Rhianna, I'm 20 years old.

My battle with OCD began at a young age, I remember starting to obsess of protecting my sister when she was born, I was aged 5. I was put through tests and countless assessments for years, I was told I was a nervous wreck and that there was something wrong with me. I do not have a physical form of OCD, I have intrusive thoughts, or pure-o as some call it.

Article posted on: Mon, 13/10/2014 - 9:55am Read more...

My OCD Experience - Sandy

Sandy shares his OCD experience

Article written for the OCD-UK members magazine, Compulsive Reading by Sandy in April 2014.

My OCD Experience

In my battle with OCD, one moment in particular stands out to me. It was a Friday night in March 2012, and I was in the study, playing a Professor Layton game. It might seem like a regular moment, but I remember it fondly. For most people, this day would have been a cause for despair. My OCD had got so severe that I had just dropped out of university. I had just had my first meeting with a psychologist. Even playing a relatively tame video game had taken a huge amount of willpower, as my OCD left very little room in my head for anything else aside from horrible thoughts and unfounded worry. But as I sat there solving puzzles, I suddenly noticed the light at the end of the tunnel, however faint. I don’t know if the tunnel had become unblocked or I had just never noticed the light before, but I caught a fleeting glimpse of it and realised, you know what? I might have a chance of beating this after all.

My OCD took a form known primarily as Pure-O – obsessions without overt compulsions. I never washed hands or checked door locks. In fact my OCD never had “actions” at all.

Article posted on: Mon, 28/04/2014 - 11:20am Read more...

My OCD Experience by Charmaine

Run for OCD-UK

Blog written for the OCD-UK members magazine, Compulsive Reading by Charmaine in September 2013.

This weekend Charmaine is lining up on the start line in Greenwich and running the Virgin London Marathon in an OCD-UK running vest. This is her story and her journey with OCD and the reason why she is putting herself through those 26.2 miles on Sunday.

My OCD Experience

I can’t remember the precise moment when my Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder began. There wasn’t a defining trigger or particular upsetting incident that prompted my worries; you could say that the onset was more like a ticking clock that subtly became more deafening.

Article posted on: Fri, 11/04/2014 - 1:07pm Read more...

Surviving OCD - A parents struggle with OCD

Surviving OCD - A parents struggle with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

As told to ShareMySchool.com by Anonymous, and reproduced by OCD-UK with the kind permission of ShareMySchool.com.

We were approached by a parent who wanted to tell their story about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and how it has dominated their life. They wish to remain anonymous but here is that story...

Those that know me see a normally cheerful, happy and enthusiastic person. I have a good life, great family and enjoy my job. I love laughing, chatting and being sociable. Sounds perfect, right?

Well I am not moaning, not at all. However there is a side to me that many people don’t know, even those very close to me, a side that used to make me feel a fraud, like I live a lie. A side that I hide, very well and used to be embarrassed about. Actually if I am honest, I still am slightly.

The fact is, I suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Article posted on: Sun, 23/03/2014 - 1:42pm Read more...

OCD Awareness Week Blog

Blog written by 'MillwallAnt', 15th October 2013.

I posted a photo yesterday of myself holding the OCD Awareness Week placard.

Here is a selection of the comments I got. ‘The sign isn’t straight.’ ‘You’re obsessed.’ ‘How many goes did it take to get the photo right?’ ‘Shouldn’t it say CDO?’

Now imagine for a moment It was Breast Cancer Awareness Week and I posted a picture of myself wearing a pink ribbon in support. How many comments would I have received that said ‘How many double mastectomy patients does it take to change a lightbulb?’ or ‘A Priest, a Rabbi and a cancer suffer walk into a bar….;

Article posted on: Tue, 15/10/2013 - 2:04pm Read more...

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