This Young Journalist With OCD Wants You To Know “You’re More Than Your Illness"

This Young Journalist With OCD Wants You To Know “You’re More Than Your Illness"

From model Gisele Bündchen to TODAY’s Carson Daly, there’s been a lot of discussion about panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. But there’s another common form of anxiety that hasn’t been as widely discussed: obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, more than 2 million American adults live with OCD, a disorder characterized by recurring thoughts and behaviors or compulsions. One young woman with OCD, Nicole Zelniker, 23, sat down to talk about the stigmas around the disorder, as well as what she learned from her coping. “I think the biggest misunderstanding people have is that it’s just about...

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