OCD:

  • is an often misunderstood and misdiagnosed thinking condition ~ it’s probably not what you think it is! 🙂

 

  • is treatable ~ you can fully recover. ❤

 

  • is an anxiety disorder (though often confused with OCDP, which is a personality disorder).

 

  • develops over time because of choices we make ~ and can be unlearned.

 

  • is estimated to affect about 3% of the population.

 

  • sometimes does NOT present overtly. This causes misunderstandings because you’re not seeing the commonly known compulsions (like hand-washing) – In fact, people go an average of ten years before even being diagnosed!

 

  • is unique. Each person experiences it differently. But the overall patterns and fuel for OCD are the same, which is why similar therapy and treatment work for all different “types”.

 

  • requires understanding, patience, tools, perseverance, and determination in order to move through it towards mental health and FREEDOM!
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