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Humanize the symptoms of OCD and set sufferers on the path to treatment
Humanize the symptoms of OCD and set sufferers on the path to treatment

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Madeline Flynn was 7 years old when a bad fever suddenly manifested into OCD. She would later be diagnosed with PANDAS, a type of strep infection that triggers Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. She told us how she's learned to cope over the years.
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We are proud to be partnering with The Mighty, an organization that sheds light on some of today's biggest issues, and gives so many sufferers and their families a needed voice. https://www.intrusivethoughts.org/were-partnering-with-the-mighty/
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"You will have ups, you will have downs, but after some time you may notice a glimmer of light, something that has been so foreign to you for so long, you may not even recognize it when it first appears. Never stop looking….it is there for all of us." Contributor Jody Betty shares her story with us. https://www.intrusivethoughts.org/i-am-a-survivor-above-all-else/
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"I think there’s an opportunity to change the experience and improve people's lives," says Harvey. "There's a million reasons why it would be hard for people to get the right type of information." Mashable shares founder Aaron Harvey's personal story, and speaks with other OCD activists about the steps being taken to reach, support, and educate sufferers. http://mashable.com/2016/09/11/intrusive-thoughts/#dzK.aBjK.OqW
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OCD is so much more than what it's culturally attributed with: cleanliness, germophobia, and organization. Intrusive Thoughts contributor, Haley Ivey, gives the low-down on the disorder and stresses the importance of explaining its intricacies to others. https://www.intrusivethoughts.org/ocd-isnt-synonym-particular/
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If left unchecked, pedophilia OCD can bleed into numerous areas in one’s life. Unfortunately, the shame associated with the disorder keeps many sufferers from seeking help. Dr. Jordan Levy explains POCD, its common symptoms, and treatment options on our site. http://ow.ly/iPI3302HvIe
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For years Alison Dotson's intrusive thoughts made her question who she was, and got in the way of her living a happy and carefree life. She shared her story with us.
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Founder Aaron Harvey knows first-hand that intrusive thoughts can disrupt the most beautiful moments in your life. In a remarkably candid interview, he spoke with Cosmopolitan to share his experience of growing up with Pure OCD and explain what he’s doing to break the stigma around mental illness.
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In Episode 9 of our OCD3 series, high school teacher David Gunderson talks about the experience of students with OCD, and gives tips for managing their anxieties in a school environment.
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In Episode 8 of our OCD3 series, Dr. Phillipson explains the importance of helping children with anxiety disorders, and how parents should start the conversation with a child they think is suffering.
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