It’s easy for other people to doubt us when we say we have an invisible disability, after all they can’t see it and they either know nothing about the disability or what they do know is so stereotypical that it doesn’t match what they know of you. It still hurts when they say we are […]

D is for Demand.

D is for Demand. A demand is an insistent and peremptory (good word, it means insisting on immediate attention or obedience) request. Basically, anything that someone has ordered to be done right away with no choice of inaction. It seems that the word demand is synonymous to obedience (and people wonder why we resist). To […]

OCD and demand avoidance

OCD goes a little something like this: demand avoidance goes a little like this: For me, having both OCD and demand avoidance, when I experienced (some) bad thoughts, the process went a little differently: Something like that. For some aspects of my OCD, I would experience the negative thoughts and would feel the need to […]

OCD after having children.

Some people develop OCD after having a child. This isn’t surprising. Having a baby can change a lot of things, including a person’s genetics and lifestyle. There are more things to worry about, a lack of sleep and almost constant demands being placed upon a person. When you have a susceptible, completely reliant, cute little […]

When OCD isn’t OCD.

Have you ever seen the TV programme Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners? I have. I have a hard time believing the people on there actually have OCD. The general public have a rather skewed idea of what OCD actually is and what it looks like. Most people if you ask them believe it is a preference for […]

Why anxiety self-help only half works.

There are many articles out there that explain how to overcome anxiety. While there’s a lot of useful information in them I think they only half work. The advice given has merit, dealing with the facts rather than emotions that surround your anxieties, exercise, avoid caffeine and alcohol, practising breathing and meditating etc. While these […]