Tag Archives: OCD

Author John Green Shares His OCD Story

Author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) is promoting an upcoming book: Turtles All The Way Down, which will center on a teenage girl who is coping with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Fortunately for us, he decided to talk about his personal connection to that story in this episode of vlogbrothers. In it, Green […]

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‘Rueben Leaves’ Is an Award-Winning Animated Short About Obsessive Thoughts

RUBEN LEAVES from Frederic Siegel on Vimeo. If you’ve ever dealt with obsessive or intrusive thoughts and the anxieties that come from them, the award-winning short “Rueben Leaves” may be familiar. Created by Frederic Siegel, it’s the story of a man who tries to leave his house to attend a meeting at the office, but […]

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This Let’s Play From Three Years Ago is Still Helping People

Game Grumps was still a fairly new channel when co-host Danny took 15 minutes of playtime to talk about his experiences with obsessive-compulsive disorder. A lot of us with mental health issues have similar stories — he talks about struggling with difficult thoughts, realizing that what he was dealing with had a name and could […]

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How Punishing Games Became a Problem for One Gamer With OCD

Alex Carlson was kind enough to share his experience being diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) with us in 2014 — a powerful story of how the support of a loved one can make all the difference. Today, I’m still struggling, but I know that my battle is not a losing one. I can say […]

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What If You Could Confront Everything You Dislike About Yourself Face to Face?

Most people have things they don’t like about themselves. Some of us turn those things into a lifetime of unhealthy self-criticism. But what if you could confront all the things you hate about yourself face to face? Winston Rowntree’s notoriously verbose webcomic Subnormality tackled that concept in a recent update, visiting the Museum of the […]

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Trichotillomania Tips From Someone Who Knows

If you’re new to trichotillomania, you’re probably not in a very happy place right now. Along with the immediate consequences of pulling your hair, you may also have to deal with self-esteem problems, uncomfortable questions, and the challenge of finding good ways to avoid pulling. If you haven’t already spoken with a professional, you definitely […]

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Weekly INT Boost: A Game Cafe Run by a Neuroscientist and Other Stories

  Welcome to our weekly INT boost, a collection of the best mental health-related (or adjacent) stories you may have missed this week. This week is, unfortunately, another week where the bad news may be feeling like too much. If it is, remember to take care of your own health, and help others if you […]

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This Sweet Animated Short Tells a Tale of Anxiety, Intrusive Thoughts, and Love

Erika & Anju from Clara Horst on Vimeo. CalArts student Clara Horst put together this semi-autobiographical short film for her second-year film project and was kind enough to share it with the world. Not only is it the sweetest little love story–anyone who’s dealt with violent intrusive thoughts will also recognize the struggle its main […]

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The Social Worker

By: Alex Carlson “Maybe you have OCD.” This is the phrase a social worker said to me one day. I had talked with this person for a while about my recurring thoughts and anxieties, but continuously dismissed their words, thinking that my situation was something I really could “get over.” It was in high school. […]

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Game Designer Jason L. Blair Writes About Dealing With OCD

Over on his blog, “I Have My Eye On You,” game designer Jason L. Blair has some thoughts to share about the true nature of OCD: “I was exhausted. The more people I was around, the more energy I had to put into pretending I was fine. I couldn’t let the mask slip. I couldn’t […]

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