Four Reasons Why The Internet Is The OCD Devil.

When I was a teenager there was no internet, if you needed to know something, depending on what it was, you either asked, read a book – if you could find one or consult an expert. If it were homework, you simply relied on textbooks and tutorial class work. If it was how to do…

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No-one believes me! Why it took 22 years to prove I was ill.

Another day, another battle with the g.p. It’s a battle I’m all too familiar with, and goes a little something like this! I go to the doctor and tell him that I’m in awful pain, pretty much everywhere, from my legs up to my teeth. I have to tell them that the Codeine Phosphate that…

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If you’ve felt the Brain Shocks, can I get a Hell Yeah!

  What the hell are these electric shocks in my head? I blink and zap! I turn my head swiftly and zap! I’ve done various research into what these alleged shocks are and it appears that they are widely reported amongst many antidepressant users. They aren’t something I experience as a daily side-effect, but more…

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End The Stigma. End Antidepressant Blindness!

  Everytime, I visit my g.p, I sit in a clean, sterile waiting room and wait to be called in. Usually, I arrive fifteen minutes before my appointment and most of the time I get called, pretty much on time. Sometimes, I can be made to wait 20-30 minutes longer. This, I do not mind,…

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Be careful what you wish for!

  I’ve lost count of the times that friends and relatives have come to my house and said ‘I wish I had OCD, then my house would be tidy!’ My house is always pretty clean and tidy, maybe there’s a tiny element of OCD in there, but more so, just because I like a clean…

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Alcohol. My short-term friend, Long-term foe.

  I’m pretty certain that anybody who suffers with OCD and drinks alcohol, knows exactly what is meant by this title. I used to love drinking with my friends, getting pissed and acting crazy, sometimes I’d drink so much that I couldn’t recollect the latter of the previous evening, sometimes I’d drink so much I’d…

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OCD Test – How sensitive is your OCD radar? WTF

  Oh my, just when I thought I’d seen it all! It seems that having OCD is being considered by some to be a kind of cute and kooky trend. I came across a test on a social media site titled ‘OCD Test – How sensitive is your OCD radar? And again, What the fuck?…

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Monster Bleach!

    When I was seven or eight years old, the biggest monster in my house didn’t live under my bed, but in the downstairs bathroom. It was only a small beast and went by the name of Bleach! It wasn’t your usual text-book childhood monster, and I hadn’t chosen an obscure name after a household…

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OCD, compulsions, genes, hereditary, anxiety, worry, obsession, anxiety, rituals, Health OCD, Driving OCD, Harm OCD, rumination,

Granny’s Gas Taps!

Today my friend Mental Elf has been looking at Heriditary and OCD. Mental Elf has been employed by OCD Keeping It Real to research many different areas of mental health and then compile her report! ME is a loyal employee and companion, however she is only two years old and a dog so please bear…

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How do we define severe?

OCD takes so many different forms and some of the cases I’ve encountered over the years have really shocked me, especially when you realise just how debilitating to a person’s life, it can be. I met a woman a long time ago, I got talking to her regularly in the waiting room at the psychiatrist’s office. This woman…

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