Chris From Yeah OCD

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Chris, runs the site/blog Yeah OCD (www.yeahocd.com). Diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder for years, he worked with doctors to uncover his very atypical OCD, which he explores on his site.
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What do you want the world to know right now about your OCD?

If you could put an understanding of something/anything into the minds of people in general, regarding your OCD right now, what would it be? It can be something dealing with the current events in the world or not. What facts or information do you want people to know? #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder

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What other mental issues/states do you most closely associate your OCD with? How has this presented itself to you or the world?

Anxiety is a very common coexisting condition with OCD. What other conditions of the mind have you felt are either an offshoot of or trigger your OCD? Depression? Even things like guilt? #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder

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What other mental issues/states do you most closely associate your OCD with? How has this presented itself to you or the world?

Anxiety is a very common coexisting condition with OCD. What other conditions of the mind have you felt are either an offshoot of or trigger your OCD? Depression? Even things like guilt? #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder

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If you could let people know one thing about your OCD, what would it be?

People often have a very narrow and entertainment-influenced (think: Monk) idea of what OCD is. If you had the world's ear, and could tell everyone one thing about your OCD that they most likely do not know, what would it be? For me, I would explain how I absolutely know how irrational my thoughts are, but that I cannot stop them. #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder

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How is your OCD affected by the (talks of) re-opening the country (or your area)?

I know everyone here lives in a place with a different state of plans for re-opening amid the COVID-19 pandemic. How is your OCD, specifically, in regards to all of this? For me, I obsess over every eventuality so I always feel things are moving too fast, as I want to analyze everything. But we all have such varied themes to our OCD, so I am curious on how this is all affecting you? #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #COVID19

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Do you keep track of your OCD? How?

Many people find it helpful to keep track of their moods. How about your OCD, specifically? Do you chart or generally keep track of it? How so? Most importantly do you find this helpful at all? If so, give us some tips! #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder

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How has your OCD been during the Coronavirus pandemic?

This can be a general question about the pandemic, but I'm curious specifically about OCD. We all have different themes to our OCD, and we can't deny this pandemic one that involves the unknown affects us with OCD differently than others. For me, I've almost found my OCD has made me more prepared for what others have been shocked into. #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder

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Sometimes You Just Need to Make It Through the Week

There is no cure for the waves. The—as they say in the investment world—corrections. The inevitable down just because things were up recently. All one can do is make it to the end of the week. That is a perfectly fine goal. To just be there on this arbitrary day… probably a Friday, though it could be any of the seven days.

Just be there. That’s it. That’s enough. That is an accomplishment, no matter what those who boast greater accomplishments think. They are, after all, boasting. You’re not, I’m not. There is nothing to boast about and that’s fine. We never needed to anyway.

Things didn’t get done as planned? So what?

Things didn’t go as planned? Why a plan anyway?

Tired? Inevitably.

Maybe things will get better, maybe it’ll be another week of this. The chemicals in your brain do not know of the Gregorian Calendar. I supposed we have to know of these “days” in what we call “everyday life.” I do.

But mood… that can’t be steered. It can be observed. And observation helps change things. But only a little. Mood can’t be steered.

So just make it. Just be there. Just be here. That’s all.

OCD.

Anxiety.

Depression.

Mania.

Stress.

These things exist. They are the result of the building blocks of all of life and the universe. Bigger than you. We may think they aren’t because the ones affecting us are packed tightly into our brains. But it is all just star stuff.

You don’t have to think or take in wise thoughts to fix all of this for next week.

You just need to be there. That is the only real important task.

Just be there.

Always work to just be there.

The rest…

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How is your OCD different from stereotypes?

We all know and probably somewhat loathe the stereotypes about OCD. Most likely because we all know how much deeper OCD really goes. At the same time, some of the stereotypes are correct, but just don't explain the multidimensional universe of OCD. What are the ways your OCD differs from these stereotypes? For me, it is the concept of always wanting to rewind time. How about you? #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder

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How would you describe your OCD in a few words?

Your OCD in just a few words. For me, I've come up with some words that are a little more hopeful than I normally think of my OCD: "Always there, but does not define me." #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder

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