Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD is a mental health disorder that affects people of all ages and walks of life, and occurs when a person gets caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images or urges that trigger intensely distressing feelings. What exactly are obsessions and compulsions? This last part is extremely important to keep in mind as it, in part, determines whether someone has OCD — a psychological disorder — rather than an obsessive personality trait.
Just dropping in for my bimonthly update?? Is this what is has come to? Well, to be fair, these past couple months have been more "interesting" than most.
It started with receiving results from a recent food intolerance test for Last But Not Least. She has always had a sensitive stomach, but recently this has escalated, with frequent stomach aches and diarrhea, and it was time to investigate. We expected a food allergy but were a bit gobsmacked by this: No more fast food or processed foods, almost everything from scratch.
It has required a lot of research and time spent scouting out unusual ingredients like yucca root, arrowroot four, coconut butter and more. But we have made it work. It is pretty time consuming but we are starting to find some alternatives that work for her. Next, it was off to a much needed holiday- Dominican Republic!
We enjoyed some of this And then came this: I am not kidding. I took a tumble over the tiniest ever step, fell hard on a marble floor, knocking myself out in the process even.
But wait, the story does not end there.
We came home, had it all re-examined, and it was actually this: Which made me want to spend all my time drowning my sorrows like this Among many, many other other things. Please trust me on this and do not research for yourself.
So, that has occupied much of my time of late, to say the least. Two broken arms is not exactly compatible with my work as a dentist, so I have been off for the past 7 weeks as I have been recovering and, more recently, starting physiotherapy to regain mobility and strength in my arms.
Back to work later this week though! Both happy to get back to "normal" and a bit nervous at the same time. And in the midst of all of this "fun", life continues of course. Luckily, I have the best friends and family ever who have been incredibly helpful with practical issues like driving my kids to and fro, making meals, or even helping me get dressed or comb my hair!
Save that for the therapist. And of course there was the emotional support, the laughs through the frustrations, sweet gifts from friends.
I am truly thankful for all of it. While all this was going on, we have also been in the midst of a full blown renovation at the cottage. Back in September, a leaky fridge hose resulted in all of the flooring needing to be replaced, along with some drywall, lighting and the kitchen counters.
So why stop there?
We decided to to a full on gutting. I came up with the brilliant idea to repaint all of our sturdy but dated oak kitchen and built ins with chalk paint The show must go on!
We went out for a few days over Spring Break to put it all together and this is what is happening so far: Still a ways to go but it is coming together nicely!! I will be sure to do a full before and after post once things are finished: Anyways, that pretty much brings you up to speed.
It has been a wonderful thing.
I have a small finished quilt to show you in another post. Each of the contributors is having a turn discussing their projects, and are giving away digital copies of the book.
I will be back with my turn and giveaway on Sunday!This post is the second in a series of posts discussing body-focused obsessions and compulsions (aka, sensorimotor, somatosensory, or somatic obsessions and compulsions) in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
This series was inspired by an original article written by Dr. David Keuler for Beyond ph-vs.com can access Dr. . On the Other Hand Why Scrupulosity is the Same as Other Forms of OCD.
While Scrupulosity may at first appear vastly different from the traditional presentation of OCD, those with religious, moral, and ethical obsessions experience the same Obsessive Compulsive Cycle as others with OCD – obsession, anxiety, compulsion, and relief / .
Apr 28, · Its a psychological disease and yes it is all in your head. Researchers have yet to pinpoint the exact cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), but brain abnormalities, genetic (family) influences, and environmental factors are being ph-vs.com: Resolved.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD is a complicated neurobiological condition affecting many people, some of whom hide their symptoms for fear of embarrassment. This article looks at the various.
Jul 06, · Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over.
Except that OCD isn't a quirk or a set of tendencies or a BuzzFeed list; it's an incapacitating, isolating disease that makes you afraid of your own mind.
Here's what it's really like to have OCD. Advertisement.