What is your experience with OCD?

Monday, August 2, 2021 9:17 am
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Jeziel recently had a heart to heart chat with his sister and found out she suffered from OCD as a child.What was your experience with OCD

She would go take a shower but she had this routine…once she hops out she has to hop back in three times into the water…If she didn’t do that she felt something bad was going to happen.” Although Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a serious condition, there has been an increasing trend of people incorrectly calling themselves “a bit OCD”. This has caused an increased misunderstanding of the condition. So Bec and Jeziel wanted to know what was your experience with OCD?

Jenny was diagnosed when she was 12 years old and says people who suffer from OCD have a certain person that they feel it protects. “I turn off a light switch a number of times. Whenever I touch tiles and stuff, if I touch one of the lines I have to touch it with my other foot so it’s even. ”

As a child her OCD was more noticeable “It would take me 2 hours to go to bed because I would be up and down touching the door handle.” But as an adult Jenny feels she has it under control and has found the right therapy and medication to help her.

What was your experience with OCD?  Let us know by texting or messaging us on socials. If you or someone you know is affected by OCD you can call Lifeline. Listen to the full chat below.

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