It’s so difficult the backslide,
During OCD recovery,
It can catch you completely by surprise;
When I read others’ accounts of similar OCD-related phenomena,
It does make me laugh in relief—
Why do we do this to ourselves?
The other day I read that OCD is no longer classed as an anxiety disorder (not that anybody would know this for another 30 years) and is closer to Schizophrenia than anxiety. It’s not classed as an anxiety disorder because anxiety is merely one aspect and symptom of it. OCD is a neurological disorder resulting from actual differences in brain structure, requiring a whole section of its own. Which is possibly consistent with the fact that childhood trauma was experienced in many cases of OCD.
(And here is a quote which I can’t provide because randomly the internet’s not working and I’ve resorted to writing this in a notes application. 😩😩😩. How frustrating. And now I’m sweating in irritation and anger. This was supposed to be therapeutic!).
Schizophrenia and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) share some important traits:
—Both are severe and chronic mental illnesses;International OCD Foundation
—Both disorders are linked to abnormalities in brain structure and functioning;
—Both can contribute to difficulties in employment, interpersonal relationships, and emotional and mental well-being.
But don’t tell my dad that. He already thought that a diagnosis of ADHD rendered one’s opinions invalid 😳.
(And I would add a funny and appropriate stock photo but my internet’s not fast enough to do that until later, LOL. I live in internet poverty).
[picture of small child sliding backwards down playground slide 😵.jpg]