Living with OCD - Episode 3

What is OCD?


In this episode we continue the explanation of what it is like to live as someone with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Julie further explains what is is like to have a mind that she "can not control." She offers some analogies and descriptions of what an "out of control" mind feels like. And how she deals with this coming off her current medication. Julie also describes, in greater detail, what types of thoughts she deals with and how disturbing OCD can be when "bad" thoughts get stuck in her mind. She describes how much of the thoughts and compulsions she has are uncontrollable and how acting on these compulsions not only does not help the OCD but makes it worse, creating a vicious cycle.

Discussed Book: Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior by Jeffrey Schwartz