obsessive compulsive disorder

Girl Talk: It Isn’t Easy Dating Someone With OCD

At the beginning of our relationship, my now-wife “Charlotte” came over to my place for the first time and my room was immaculate. The pens and pencils on my desk…

Anonymous |

Girl Talk: My Husband’s Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Was A Living Nightmare

My husband was always a little strange — but that’s par for the course in a marriage sometimes. Sure, he covered his face whenever he encountered the smell of bleach,…

Frankie DeMoines |

A Skittles Sorting Machine For OCD Skittles Fans

Do you love Skittles but hate disorder? Are you, well, kind of an OCD monster? Good thing Youtube user egenriether is thinking of you. He designed a fancy sorter using…

Julie Gerstein |

5 Kinda Weird Ways My OCD Manifests Itself

I don’t obsessively wash my hands; in fact, I spend most of my time barefoot, germs faze me that little. I don’t feel an inexplicable need to count things. I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

I Have OCD

This piece is presented as part of The Frisky’s How To Deal Week, in which we’re focusing on mental health issues.

I have five fingers on each hand.

Abby Sher |

The “OCD Project” On VH1 Is My New Favorite Show

Almost a year ago, we heard that VH1 had a new reality series in the works called the “OCD Project,” where a group of people whose need for…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com |

Quotable: Megan Fox Has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

“This is a sickness. I have an illness. Every time someone uses a bathroom and they flush, all the bacteria is shot into the air.” Megan Fox, who very…

Jessica Wakeman |

Dogs Can Be OCD, Too

When I was 15, my parents and I went to buy some kittens from a couple in rural New Mexico. Their first words to us were, “Did you know that…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Meet Jill: She Hoards Rotten Food

Last night was the premiere episode of my new favorite show ever — “Hoarders” on A&E. Similar to “Intervention” and “Obsessed,” “Hoarders” followed two stories of people with…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Are You Obsessed With A&E’s “Obsessed”?

First, there was “Intervention,” A&E’s harrowing documentary series that takes an unblinking look at the lives of addicts. From naked, screaming meth heads to killing-themselves-slowly alcoholic fathers, the…

Susannah Breslin |

Howie Mandel And Other Celebs With Serious OCD

Ever since I found out that Howie Mandel has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, I’ve semi-obsessively watched “Deal Or No Deal” waiting to see how Howie reacts during those awkward moments when a…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com |

OCD On VH1

We’re all a little bit crazy. I know I am. After battling a bout of depression in my teens, going through therapy in my 20s, and ultimately becoming a happy,…

Ami Angelowicz |

Folding Clothes Is Just Not That Serious

One of the greatest lessons I learned while working at New York & Company in my early-’20s was how to half fold a T-shirt. It’s pretty basic…you just fold the…

Annika Harris |

I Am Neurotic And So Are You!

I’ve thought for a very long time that I have some sort of O.C.D. because I can’t function during the day if my bed is unmade and can spot a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |