Living With OCD: A Day In My Life

Living With OCD: A Day In My Life

You’ve probably heard “OCD” tossed around in conversation recently. You may have even used the term yourself. Colloquially, it’s become synonymous with wanting things to be neat, tidy and orderly but, really, it’s so much more than that. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is an actual anxiety disorder affecting 2.2 million adults in America and varies in severity. The biggest sign of this condition is obsessing over something, usually “contamination, cleanliness, aggressive impulses, or the need for symmetry,” and then being compelled to perform an act to relieve the anxiety. As a result, many develop rituals that must be done in certain situations in order...

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