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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

She fell off the earth.


Where have I been these last few months? It actually feels like years, decades even. Hmm, how do I put this politely?

About two weeks after my last post I had a nervous breakdown and I admitted myself to a Partial Hospitalization Program for depression and anxiety. Right before I entered the program I was diagnosed with severe OCD. I've always known there was something wrong with me, but I had no idea it was OCD. It turns out that I have had it since as far back as I can remember, 5 or 6 years old. I have been in and out of therapy for the last 8 years for depression and anxiety but it was never obvious that I had OCD because I have particular type of OCD which presents itself less physically than mainstream OCD, it is called 'Primarily Obsessional OCD'. In this type of OCD the sufferer has mostly covert/mental compulsions rather than mostly overt/physical compulsions, covert compulsions by nature are much harder to detect.

These last few months have been a rollercoaster to say the least. More soon...

4 Comments:

Blogger Zambuu said...

i think we have things in common...

August 29, 2006 12:37 PM  
Blogger Optimus said...

I think it's called Pure obsessional OCD and yes, it's harder for the people around you to detect. The nasty one that bugs me inside my mind.

Nice blog. I was searching for blogs talking about OCD. I want to learn more. I need to know..

Maybe I will be back later to read the rest of your blog in the future :)

September 17, 2006 8:12 AM  
Blogger karenleslie said...

Yea. It is commonly know as Pure Obsessional OCD, but the docs are trying to change it to Primarily Obsessional OCD because all people with this type of OCD have compulsions, they are just more subtle, like mental compulsions. I'm sure you already know this stuff. :)

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I don't write in it often enough...

September 17, 2006 9:41 AM  
Blogger Optimus said...

Thanks for the information. It's interesting to hear that they try to change the name into something more appropriate. I didn't knew that before reading your answer. I believe too that pure/primarily OCD involves compulsion inside the mind.

September 17, 2006 11:39 AM  

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