Fat Fridays – 25.06.2021
A few days ago, I was officially diagnosed with OCD which stands for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. While it has become an annoying aspect of my daily life, I’m thankful that it is a mild form of OCD. I had thought about whether or not it was a good idea to share this with you all? As you can see, I decided upon yes!
OCD is a mental illness that means that a person feels compelled to complete an action – it’s a strong compulsion. For example, with myself, I have been religiously checking the doors, windows and plug sockets. Even when I know that I’ve checked them and they’re fine, I will go back and check them 2-3 more times.
I finally went to see my Doctor, and they have confirmed that I have developed a mild form of OCD. So I’m due to start CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) in a few weeks. This should help me to manage my OCD better and possibly even prevent it from being a nuisance in my life.
I’m sharing this to help normalise conversations around mental health. After all, the state of our mind is equally important as the condition of our body.
If any of you are reading this, have had similar experiences or want a friend to talk to, please drop me a message.
Remember, you are valued.
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