Counting Cracks, Yet Still Failing Math

Little Shirley Beans

While I imagine this blog being an open discussion about any and all mental illness, my personal experiences are with anxiety and depression, specifically Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Known as OCD, the definition given by The International Foundation of OCD is, “a disorder of the brain and behavior. OCD causes severe anxiety in those affected. OCD involves both obsessions and compulsions that take a lot of time and get in the way of important activities the person values.” They then give a comparison to a broken record: “this thought or image got replayed in your mind

over and

over again

no matter what you did…”

All these Little Shirley Beans jumping around, with no promise of slowing down.

It seems like the classic Hollywood portrayal of OCD is centered around compulsively counting objects and actions, but there is much more to it than that. The thing is, these obsessions and compulsions…

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