I had reached a crossroads When I first sought treatment for OCD I suffered with religious scrupulousity. My obsession was the “unpardonable sin” (see here). In simple terms, this is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit (which has different interpretations) and in theory could cause someone to suffer eternal damnation depending on a person’s belief about … Continue reading Religious OCD and exposure therapy
Literature review summary: Yes, no, maybe, sometimes. Helpful I know. Instead I will write what I think, from my experience and understanding, what the answer to this question could be. I might be wrong, but since this seems to be an important unanswered question with OCD, I don’t see the harm in speculation. So, can … Continue reading Can OCD be cured?
A life of sleep, but I’m not lazy (honestly) Ever since I was a teen I have always needed more sleep than most. I thought it would be a phase during my teens that I would grow out of, but I never did. I would wake up in the mornings to get to school early … Continue reading The OCD Brain and Needing More Sleep
I turned 33 today (July 2nd) and these are 33 times I remember being stuck within an obsession throughout my life. Some lasted days, some months or even years. HIV and the unpardonable sin have been the worst overall. However, at the time each one of these has stopped me in my tracks and caused … Continue reading 33 years old: 33 obsessions
This is a fairly in depth book review as far as reviews sometimes go. However, although this book is aimed at teens, the principles are no different, and so I’ve tried to link it to my own experiences where relevant. Thus it is a review combined with more general discussion around the key points. The … Continue reading Book Review: ACT workbook for teens with OCD by Dr Zurita Ona