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Contamination OCD is More than “Cleanliness”

Obsessive-compulsive disorder manifests differently for individuals; in some cases intrusive thoughts and compulsions impact many facets of a person’s life. In other cases, there can be a “theme” or facet of OCD that specifically affects someone. In the case for...

Seeking Reassurance: An OCD Trap

Many individuals seek reassurance to help make a situation less alarming or scary. But this can become a problem, especially for those with obsessive-compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders, when the reassurance-seeking becomes a default coping...

Why I Blog for OCDPeers

If you were to tell me five years ago that today I would be blogging for a mental health organization and passionately sharing my story about OCD, I would’ve never believed you. But here I am, so proud and happy to be working with OCDPeers to share experiences and...

Setting Boundaries with Social Media

Spending time on social media can be a great way to meet new people online, learn information, and even find inspiration in your life. But spending too much time deep in the trenches of digital debate or endless scrolling can possibly take a toll on your mental...

5 Reasons to Attend an OCD Support Group

Often the hardest part of recovery is getting started. Attending a peer lead group is a fantastic way to add support to your current treatment plan, but it’s also a great way to learn more information about OCD in general. Here are five reasons why you should consider...

My Story: The Roles of ACT and Grief Work In OCD Recovery

My journey has taught me that living with a derailing mental illness does not necessarily have a silver lining, but it does afford a certain opportunity to fully immerse oneself in not taking the mundane for granted. Sitting with a hot cup of coffee in the morning, listening to the rain, snuggling with a pet, or hearing gravel crunch under your shoes…any moment of simply existing in the present, no matter how small, is an accomplishment.

How to Keep OCD From Running Your Relationship

Being in a romantic relationship is no cake walk. Having Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is undeniably difficult. The interaction of the two – being in a relationship when one or both partners suffers from OCD – can be a recipe for disaster, especially if you’re not aware of how OCD can impact your relationship, and what you can do about it.

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