OCD & Coronavirus: Confessions Of An Anxious Mind

How worried should you be about the coronavirus? This is a question that I can not answer – and to be honest, I was spending a lot of time googling but I have not been able to find any answer to it. But there is one thing I know: it has been a very difficultContinue reading “OCD & Coronavirus: Confessions Of An Anxious Mind”

OCD in Numbers

What are the most common obsessions in OCD? And how many people actually have them? These are two of the questions that I am trying to answer today. As I have always loved statistics, I decided to look at some research data about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and in today’s post, I will share a coupleContinue reading “OCD in Numbers”

OCD: Prisoners of Guilt

Do you feel guilty about your past mistakes? You are definitely not alone with that. It is a perfectly human thing to blame ourselves for things we think we have done wrong. However, if you have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, this feeling of guilt can easily turn your life into a living hell. Two of theContinue reading “OCD: Prisoners of Guilt”

Scared to let go of my OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder has always reminded me to obstacle racing. You manage to overcome one obsession, but another one will soon appear. It really is like a never ending story full of obstacles. And this story is much scarier than any horror movie I have ever seen. At least, in the movies you can run awayContinue reading “Scared to let go of my OCD”

Fear Of Saying “No” – OCD and Assertive Communication

Does saying “no” make you feel anxious and guilty? Well, I guess you are not alone. I have always found it very difficult to say “no” and I am not sure whether it has anything to do with my Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, but there is one thing that I know: saying “no” can make you feelContinue reading “Fear Of Saying “No” – OCD and Assertive Communication”

Do I have OCD?

Do I have OCD?Self-diagnosis is never a good idea. If you think you may suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, the best thing you can do is consulting a therapist. But I do not want to be a hypocrite: it can be extremely difficult to stop yourself from googling and if you’re reading this article, itContinue reading “Do I have OCD?”

OCD: a Living Hell of Uncertainty

Our world is full of uncertainty and all of us encounter situations that we just can not control. Uncertainty is something that we need to accept and live together with even if it is not an easy thing to do. And if you’re suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, accepting the fact that you can notContinue reading “OCD: a Living Hell of Uncertainty”

Escaping OCD: Traveling to Georgia

Running away from your daily problems and from your Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is definitely not the solution but sometimes it is a fun thing to do. Especially because traveling teaches us a lot about ourselves and the world we live in. As you may have noticed, I disappeared for a week. And the reason behindContinue reading “Escaping OCD: Traveling to Georgia”

Coronavirus Scare and the Anxious Mind

How worried should we be about the novel Coronavirus? This is the question that none of the articles I have read were able to answer. And I will not give an answer to this question in today’s post. The internet is a dangerous place if you’re suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety or anyContinue reading “Coronavirus Scare and the Anxious Mind”

9 things you should not say to someone with OCD

It is extremely important for OCD sufferers to surround themselves with people who can support them. My loved ones have helped me a lot and without the support of my family and friends, I would have never been able to learn how to keep my OCD under control. I’ve always been a very social personContinue reading “9 things you should not say to someone with OCD”