Health

An Intimate Look at Seven Lesser-Known Types of OCD

These expressions of OCD are darker, harder to talk about, and can remain undiagnosed for years.

by VICE Staff
Apr 9 2019, 9:32pm

Calum Heath

TONIC's Shayla Love has had obsessive compulsive disorder since she was young. She's typically experienced relatively stereotypical symptoms, like hand-washing compulsions or a fear of germs and sickness. But in her recent story, Love explains that her OCD has also manifested in more rare or misunderstood obsessions, like a fixation on bodily functions like swallowing, or the need to always be seen as perfect. Because of this, Love decided to take a deep dive into researching some of the darker and less common expressions of OCD, which can often remain undiagnosed for years. On this episode of The VICE Guide To Right Now Podcast, we sit down with Love to learn more.

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