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HealthfulChat is steadfast in our belief that all those suffering from an illness, whether it is physical or mental; need both medical attention and outside peer support. With that idea in mind, we welcome you to this portion of the web site dedicated to obsessive compulsive disorder peer support. Here, you can connect with others living with obsessive compulsive disorder with the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Chat Room, obsessive compulsive disorder forums, and the obsessive compulsive disorder social network.

 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is when thought and fear control your mind. You must turn the light switch on six times to ensure that your family will stay safe. You must worry constantly to make sure that the worst will not happen. You must wash your hands to ensure that the germs surrounding you stay away from your body. OCD is more common than other mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder and panic disorder, leading many people suffering daily with their compulsions and obsessions, which may and often do transform directly into anxiety attacks; the same types of symptoms that accompany illnesses such as panic disorder. These anxiety and panic attacks will only get worse in time without seeking support in the form of medical treatment and obsessive compulsive disorder therapy. HealthfulChat has created this obsessive compulsive disorder portion of our network for all of you out there who have obsessive compulsive disorder and are looking for a place that you can go to meet, greet, share, support and have true understanding given to you about your disease from a community of your peers.

 

OCD is so common that, "…about 1 out of 200 adults have OCD and twice as many have had OCD at 1 point or another in their life."1 When you consider that the world population is over 6 billion people, 1 in 200 is a very large number. The preceding statistic only goes to prove that you are not alone in your obsessive compulsive disorder, no matter how it may feel. OCD is so common, in fact, that countless documentary and fictional films, such as, "Something's Gotta Give," and television shows, such as, "Monk," and, "Obsessed," have been filmed about it, and there are many mental health professionals who specialize in the treatment of OCD.

 

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Although many people enter stages of remission with OCD, the fear of it returning is always there and can even hinder your ability to heal and move on. Since relapse, and/or the fear of it are something that will always be on the minds of those with OCD, a sturdy peer support network, along with professional medical intervention, may increase your chances of staying in recovery, or help you get there in the first place. The philosophy of HealthfulChat is the power of numbers, therefore, we are offering you this Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Chat Room, obsessive compulsive disorder social network and obsessive compulsive disorder forums to share your stories through illness and healing, support others, and make some new friends around the world who deal with the same daily struggle that you do.

 

 

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1 http://understanding_ocd.tripod.com/ocd_facts_statistics.html

 

 

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