Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Archive

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  • Group Therapy – Panic and Anxiety, Session 1

    Trigger Warning: mention of rape, sexual assault

    This is the first of an 8 week series reviewing panic and anxiety from a group therapy point of view. It is based on the group therapy services available through Langley Memorial Hospital. Feel free to follow along and answer the questions posted in each section.

    Session 1: Exploring Anxiety Disorders

    Dear Ryan Murphy, We Don’t Need to Be Fixed: Glee and OCD

    At first, I was very excited by the thought of a new character with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder on TV, especially on a show as popular as Glee. Surely, this will turn out well, I thought. Not so much. Emma Pillsbury, guidance counselor at William McKinley High School, has pretty serious OCD. She is shown in one episode wearing gloves and cleaning each individual grape in her lunch, and there are several times at which it becomes clear that sex is impossible because of the OCD.

    Me!

    I’m pretty new to the realm of mental health. At least, I’m pretty new to identifying with a diagnosis (which I currently do), and recognizing it in my life, and embracing it and working on a daily basis towards finding new ways to understand and incorporate it. I’ll start from the sort-of beginning. I am […]

    Doing Things in Threes

    Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to destroy.—Henri de Lubac I’m so tired, I thought.  If I just lay here, I’ll forget about it and fall asleep eventually…  Won’t I? Yeah.  Of course.  Right? I’d been having this conversation with myself for at least thirty minutes, and no matter how hard I tried to […]