The more I look into Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, the more things make sense in terms of my mental issues. I suffered a mild concussion when I was a small child, this could have been the moment the disorder was started. Normally it’s not a crippling disorder and most people with it live totally normal lives. I believe that certain traumatic circumstances or periods of extreme stress can trigger the effects. Also I have come to believe from personal experience that certain medications could also trigger it. The depression I struggled with for so long led me to think that OCD was not real, that I had no problems. When the result of being triggered becomes a problem is when the desired repetition of actions is instant gratification related, such as gambling or binge spending. This has cost me dearly, but I should be able to monitor my spending habits better now.
This blog has been my connection to a decent number of people whom also suffer from OCD. I hope that my explanations and workthroughs/arounds can help others. It might not be curable yet, but it is manageable. You are not a slave your disorder and neither am I. Stay tuned ’til next time. Peace to you and yours.