Ever wondered what it's like living with OCD? Here's an hourly breakdown of what it can be like to have to share your mind with a horrible roommate like OCD.
Note: This is simply one person's experience. Every individual with OCD experiences it in their own unique way. What they all share is a level of anxiety so intense that it creates rituals & compulsions as an escape route. Unfortunately, those routes are only short-term fixes that don't solve the larger problem. The good news is that there are evidence-based treatments - cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) & exposure/response prevention (ERP) - that can help someone with OCD learn to manage their symptoms.