7 Signs You May Have Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

Have you ever wondered if you, a friend, or a family member might have an obsessive-compulsive personality? There are some signs and symptoms that might point that you or they may have this. As always please consult your doctor if you suspect this or any other mental condition. Don't self-diagnose. Here are the 7 signs that you … Continue reading 7 Signs You May Have Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

Common Symptoms of OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a pattern of unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead you to do repetitive behaviors (compulsions), which interfere with daily activities and can cause severe stress. You may feel the need to try and stop or ignore the OCD but that will just increase your anxiety.  Eventually you will feel the … Continue reading Common Symptoms of OCD

7 Things You Should NEVER say to a person with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

I chose to believe that most of the people who say these things are saying them because they are unaware, or truly think they are being helpful.  It is in that spirit that I write this blog. I’d love to have OCD then I’d be more organized, and my home would be tidy.  Not all … Continue reading 7 Things You Should NEVER say to a person with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Mental Illness Comes In Many Shapes And Sizes

It can be Marc Summers, the Nickelodeon host who was so obsessive-compulsive that he showered three times after every filming and often found himself ordering the fringes on his rugs to be perfectly straight. It could be actor Charlie Sheen, having a bipolar manic episode as the world watched on various daytime talk shows, late … Continue reading Mental Illness Comes In Many Shapes And Sizes

How My OCD Isn’t Like Someone Saying ‘I’m So OCD’

As someone who has obsessive compulsive disorder, I sometimes get tired of hearing people say the phrase, “I’m so OCD.” A majority of these people, if not all of them, don’t actually have the same illness I do. When I hear people utter this phrase in dramatic exasperation, sometimes combined with laughter, I can’t help but … Continue reading How My OCD Isn’t Like Someone Saying ‘I’m So OCD’

#MentalHealthMonth | Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

For the month of May, Defying Shadows will be joining the Mental Health Awareness Month by sharing a post daily on a different type of Mental Illness or “Shadow” that people commonly struggle with. Join us in creating awareness and working to end the stigma that goes with these topics! Today we have Melanie sharing … Continue reading #MentalHealthMonth | Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Mental Health Mondays | Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are the number one mental health problem in Canada. (Tweet This). Over one in 10 Canadian adults and about 2.5 million Canadians 20 years old and over have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are more common in woman (16 percent of population) than in men (9 percent of population). An anxiety disorder differs … Continue reading Mental Health Mondays | Anxiety Disorders