About

This is a blog about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Tourette’s Syndrome. They’re two different disorders, but growing evidence shows a close relationship between the two. If you have OCD, TS, both — or even neither — you’re welcome here to share with others and learn more. Sometimes other mental illnesses and developmental disorders are discussed.

Hateful comments or relentless adherence to stereotypes will not be tolerated. Not everyone with OCD is neat and tidy, and most people with TS do not have a swearing tic. Be open-minded.

And finally, I’m not an expert. I’m just a person with obsessions, compulsions, and tics. If you’re having serious problems, please find a good doctor. OCDTribe has a great “Find a Therapist” feature where you can type in your zip code and find someone who specializes in a particular disorder. Remember that your therapist’s job isn’t to tell you everything you want to hear — but there is merit in making sure you find one that’s well-suited to your needs, and respects your wishes within reason (about cognitive therapy, medicine, and the like).

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4 thoughts on “About

  1. I really like this post as it shows how important it is to get the right treatment for OCD as soon as possible, So many parents know their children need help, but because things aren’t “that bad,” they will do nothing. It is so important for these children, or any OCD sufferers for that matter, understand their illness and what needs to be done to get better. Thank you for sharing and good luck as you keep moving forward!!

    • willitbeok says:

      Thanks. I keep editing this page because I don’t feel like it’s “just right.” 😛 And yeah, it’s easy for parents to over-rationalize things sometimes.

  2. Thank you for visiting my blog and for having your own! It helps me to read about someone who has OCD and what it like from your perspective in working to help my 11 year old daughter. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences! I will keep reading.

    • willitbeok says:

      Thanks. I wish the best for your daughter. I had OCD as a kid too and it can be very rough; getting help early is important, so you are doing a good job for her by providing that. As we grow older these things become intertwined with our lives and if we have treatment sooner, that helps a lot.

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