Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • My Belief in the Evil Eye is Feeding My Anxiety

    Growing up with a superstitious mom contributed to my chronic anxiety and the belief that everyone around me has a secret desire to see me fail.

  • How Video Games Helped Me Battle My OCD

    Using video games to train those with obsessive-compulsive disorder can teach them that risks can be an adventure, and that you can't control everything save for how you react.

  • Living with a Partner Who Has OCD Is Hell

    Because of his OCD, my boyfriend won't touch anything he perceives as "dirty"—public door handles, chipped cups, even his own girlfriend.

  • Where Did My OCD Come From?

    There's always been a big part of me that wanted to believe OCD is genetic, that my mom's DNA, rather than her behavior, gave me OCD. But I've realized that pointing the finger isn't that important when you want to get well.