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If you are thinking of going down the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy route for your problems you might want to have a look at this article -just some thoughts from me about how to get the best from it. Thanks for looking…
Active and supportive forum for OCD suffers and their families and carers. People on this site are very generous with the time taken to give their advice and support. If you have a problem you can’t share in ‘the real world’, it’s worth sharing it here as you will get a warm response and plenty of sensible advice.
After trying to fight severe anxiety problems and OCD all my life, I finally succumbed to a nervous breakdown this year and spent time in a mental hospital and was finally forced to get help. I wish I had been braver and asked for help 50 years ago instead of letting this horrible condition blight every aspect of my life.
In a strange way, this crisis has liberated me as my ‘guilty secret’ is out in the open and I feel able to ‘fess-up’ and share. Even those who know me well were shocked as I had hidden my problems so well and seem so ‘ordinary’ in every way.
I would love you to sign up to my blog and share my experiences of mental illness, (especially anxiety disorders and Pure-O), what it’s really like in a mental hospital and how I am continuing to help myself through recovery. If I can persuade just one person to ask for help before I did, it will be worth the effort but like all us anxious types I need lots of encouragement - so how about it folks!
xxxx O. N.