Living with OCD - Episode 11

Cleanliness

Transient

In this episode we continue the conversation with Julie about her OCD and specifically her fear of "dirt" and germs. We discuss what it is like for Julie to travel and to stay in hotels and how these events send her OCD into overdrive. Traveling and hotel bring about anxiety for Julie and along with that, the highest level of obsessions and compulsions to the point where she is severely impeded in going about her daily routine. The subject of organization and neatness in all other areas of Julie's life is also covered and a humorous conversation is had about the the Burnfield's house and how "clean" means one thing to Julie while it means something completely different to the rest of the world. Julie's standards and rules of cleanliness are also covered in this episode in relation to her levels of overall anxiety.