The life lessons that OCD taught me has helped me in my darkest of times. The journey has gifted me with a strong mental character.
First of all OCD and Unwanted Intrusive thoughts are thoughts we all have, but some people react overly emotionally to ones that don’t fit the character they have built for themselves.
Teens battling with OCD might have it for a long time before Parents or the doctors realize it. Many times the kid himself realizes that his thoughts and actions don’t make any sense. They may feel the need to stop, but OCD makes this almost impossible to do.
As a kid, I always thought these OCD thoughts were the reflection of who I am. I always thought why can’t I be as care-free and random as all of my friends.