Magical Thinking OCD

Is life more beautiful with a little bit of magic? Well, for some people it certainly isn’t. Especially for those who have OCD. I’m pretty sure many of my readers have already heard about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – a terrifying mental illness that millions are suffering from. Now, in the media, OCD is often portrayedContinue reading “Magical Thinking OCD”

OCD: a vicious cycle of doubt and guilt

Two of the key characteristics of OCD are doubt and guilt. But what does it feel like to suffer from them? That’s what I’m going to write about today and I’ll share one of my personal stories with you. First of all, let’s take a look at doubt: this is something I have already mentionedContinue reading “OCD: a vicious cycle of doubt and guilt”

What is it like to live with OCD? – A day in my life.

I wake up in the morning and the first thought coming into my mind is: – what if I did something terrible while I was sleeping and I’m not even aware of it? The list of things that I could have done during my sleep is absolutely endless: I could have harmed someone, I couldContinue reading “What is it like to live with OCD? – A day in my life.”

Pure O – Living in Endless Fear

Have you ever heard your friends saying that “they were so OCD” ? Or watched any reality shows where they present OCD as a kind of cleaning obsession or as the fear of germs? The answer is probably yes. But the reality is that OCD is much more complex than that – it’s just likeContinue reading “Pure O – Living in Endless Fear”

6 Types of OCD

Today I’ll write about the 6 different types of OCD that I identified (and experienced) in the last couple of years. As you may have read in my previous posts, I’m not a psychologist, so I was relying my own experience – and if you think there are any other items that I could addContinue reading “6 Types of OCD”

OCD – afraid of blinding yourself

For most of the people who do not suffer from it, OCD means a kind of cleaning obsession – we often see people in TV shows who are obsessed about cleaning their homes, so that’s what OCD means right?. Yes, there’re a lot of people who’re afraid of germs and contamination, but then Obsessive CompulsiveContinue reading “OCD – afraid of blinding yourself”

The Call of the Void

Have you ever been walking across a bridge when suddenly, for absolutely no reason, you felt the urge to jump? Yes, this sounds absolutely insane but it’s a feeling that a lot of people have – even if they’d never admit that. It’s so common that the French even have an expression to describe thisContinue reading “The Call of the Void”