Memories ruined by emotional contamination

Memories are part of the human experience. They are snapshots of our existence gathered over the years. Some good, some bad. But what happens when OCD in the present, contaminates the pleasant memories of the past? A couple go on a round-the-world trip. They have an incredible three months, seeing sights, experiencing cultures, making memories. […]

Scrupulosity and Religious OCD

OCD to religion is like fuel to a fire. It makes my anxiety so much more intense. For me, it’s been some of the most terrifying forms of OCD I have had. It feels like there is so much more at stake. It hit me when I was 16 I was having all sorts of thoughts. […]

Perfectionism and Starting over OCD

ocd blog Perfectionism and Starting-Over OCD This is the obsession with perfection, and starting something again if isn’t right the first time. Reasons for starting things over are often related to mental contamination and Tourettic-OCD. Latest articles

Social media OCD

Our posts are sent out to billions of people in an instant. It only makes sense that social media anxiety is becoming more and more of a thing. Here are six ways OCD and anxiety-related disorders can manifest through social media. Worrying that a photo will upload on its own Some photos we want to share. Others, not […]

When OCD tried to ruin Rio De Janeiro

One of my favorite memories will always be attending the opening ceremony of Rio 2016. I went with my flatmate, and two friends from Sao Paulo (SP) during a months travel around Brazil. I focused hard on not letting compulsions take over. Very hard. Bad thoughts- at the wrong time- stop me in my tracks. […]

Time OCD

I have had a problem with time-contamination. Intrusive thoughts coming at the wrong time and subsequently ruining that day, month or year.  It all revolves around midnight. The moment when a new day starts. Both hands striking 12 isn’t only the beginning of a new day, but can be the start or a fresh week, […]

Gaming with OCD

Do you have strange rituals when playing games that isn’t necessary for the game itself, but more to allow the mind to relax? This may involve doing things in the right order, and involve ‘checking’ compulsions. The following article is anonymous. The aim is to help people understand how normal certain thoughts are, and to […]

Reading with OCD

Reading with OCD can pose a challenge. It could be the need to go back and read sections again or read in a particular way. Perfectionism may lead to starting over if mistakes are made. The following article is anonymous. The aim is to help people understand how normal certain thoughts are, and to know […]

Number OCD

Four is the magic number. I know why this is, and I know Number-OCD is a problem like all the others. I just find it hard to not let it control me. I count things that I do obsessively, such as the steps I climb. If it’s not four that’s cool, but I much prefer […]

When OCD tried to ruin New York City

I struggle with thought contamination. It ruins certain moments, permanently tarnishing memories. This has happened to me on a few occasions and it can take years to overcome. Sometimes, certain memories are permanently ruined. It was a bitterly cold March, back in 2008. I was 19 and on my first visit to New York City. To say […]