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25th Sep 2019

The truth about living with OCD

Wayne Farry

There are many common misconceptions about OCD

When one thinks of OCD there are probably a number of different ideas that pop into their heads. Firstly, light switches are probably there – the thought of an OCD sufferer feeling compelled to turn a light switch on and off lots and lots of times before feeling comfortable with leaving it be.

You also probably imagine a person needing everything in their house to be just so. A picture frame perfectly level, pens on a desk lined up precisely – the stereotypes go on.

But the truth about OCD is much more difficult and debilitating that being fastidious over the placement of items.

To learn more about the true nature of living with OCD, JOE spoke to Max, who wants to break the stigma around the misunderstood mental illness.