Archives for Personal Stories

Disorders

Back to School with OCD

It’s that time of year again! I’ve previously written about taking obsessive-compulsive disorder to college, where I focused on establishing a good support system for OCD sufferers who are...
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Disorders

OCD and Insight

Before my son Dan was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, I had little to no experience dealing with people who suffered from brain disorders. My preconceived belief was that those...
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Anxiety

The Paradox of OCD

As we know, those with obsessive-compulsive disorder typically deal with a lot of anxiety. What if I leave the stove on and burn the house down? What if my...
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Creativity

Coming Home

From when I was 19 until only just recently, my family and I watched my little brother slip further and further into the darkness of his own mind. The...
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Anti-anxiety

First Times and Anxiety

How do you understand when anxiety is finally over? I’ve asked myself this question many times. Let me be frank: I have no answer to that. Nevertheless, a few...
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Bipolar

Inside My Manic Mind

I often think people misconceptualize bipolar disorder. They hear it and think of a person who is kind and gentle, and then, out of the blue, they turn into...
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