I have experienced OCD as a child. My oldest obsession is the skin around my nails. I would often pick at them until the offending loose skin is removed, even while it is bleeding. I have also been diagnosed with Major Depression with Psychotic Features.
OCD is, in my opinion, my own personal hell. It took me 25 years to face up to it. I don't get enough CBT, and the medications I have been on aren't working too good. I also have many coping techniques, most of them are unhealthy. Where I am, a lot of people don't understand how disabling OCD really is. Most health professionals don't think OCD is a severe enough illness to be even be listed, and neither does Social Security (most believe that schizophrenia or depression is the most serious). I have had benefits before, but I lost them when I attempted full time work. I am currently trying to get back on Social Security. Here, it is very difficult to get benefits with OCD, mostly because it is not fully understood.
Dec 23, 2008
Jun 30, 2010