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).