HELP! – My Best Friend Has OCD (A Guest Post By Amber, Intro by Mark Wester)

Does any of your friends have OCD? I guess the answer to this question is likely to be yes, as this mental disorder is far more common than many of us think. I have been living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) for most of my life and I can tell you that spending time withContinue reading “HELP! – My Best Friend Has OCD (A Guest Post By Amber, Intro by Mark Wester)”

In Search Of Salvation – Compulsive Googling

Have you ever spent hours on Google searching the symptoms of an imaginary illness? Have you just wasted your whole weekend googling and trying to figure out whether you are a bad person? Did you stay up until long past midnight last night because you had to do an online research about the first signsContinue reading “In Search Of Salvation – Compulsive Googling”

The Face Of The Devil – Personifying Your OCD

What if I lose control and kill someone? What if I hit a pedestrian while driving? What If I start screaming or blurting out obscenities? What if I confess a crime that I did not even commit? Reading this, you may think that I went totally crazy. But these are not my thoughts – orContinue reading “The Face Of The Devil – Personifying Your OCD”

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”