The Loneliness of OCD


by stuart miles by stuart miles

The next few weeks are going to be very busy, as I try to spread the word to as many colleges and universities as I can about Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery. I’ll be sharing some of my older posts during this time and will be back with something new toward the end of July. I think the post below, which first appeared in October 2012, is fitting as we prepare for the IOCDF Annual Conference in Boston this summer:

My friend Sunny once left a comment on one of my posts: “The symptoms of OCD are often so humiliating that you will do almost anything to hide them….If no one around you notices what you are going through, then there is no one to encourage you to get help even though you may need it desperately. It can be such a lonely illness.”


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