Living with OCD - Episode 52

Religion - Part 1


In this episode Andy and Julie welcome Charlotte back to the show to talk about OCD and Religion. Religion is an important or the primary factor in many people's lives and, not surprisingly, the same is true, with a twist, for many who suffer from OCD. For some, unfortunately, their religion is an integral part of their obsessions (e.g., scrupulosity) and compulsions. For others, fortunately, their faith provides a means of dealing with and/or overcoming their OCD and its attendant problems. Charlotte and Julie discuss how religion plays into their OCD struggles and how at times they feel blasphemous and as if the obsessions and compulsions take the joy out of their faith. This is an open and honest discussion between two morally sensitive people that is sure to shed light on another interesting aspect of OCD.