Posts tagged "ocd"

Monica Geller’s 14 Best OCD Tips

When it comes time for me to clean my apartment, I have no patience, no desire and no idea where to start. I usually get as far as taking out a spray bottle of disinfectant and cleaning around the various piles of clutter that have accumulated, before becoming overwhelmed and sitting down for a snack,…

By: Katie Oldenburg / September 18, 2014

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 were organized in straight lines. You could have bounced a quarter off my bed.  Even the photos and posters on the wall were a study…

By: Victorine Lamothe / February 24, 2014

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, and he took to maniacal cleaning rather than use poisons to eradicate a cockroach problem. He demanded we turned off the heat at night to…

By: Frankie DeMoines / April 1, 2013

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 a phototransistor in order to identify and sort Skittles by color. It's kind of mesmerizing.  [YouTube]…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 5, 2012

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 don't have any good luck charms, either physical (objects) or mental (numbers, letters, etc.). But I do have moderate OCD that has, over the course…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 26, 2012

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. I use them like this: I hold up my thumb and whisper, “Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.” Then my pointer finger. “Thank…

By: Abby Sher / August 20, 2012

Girl Talk: I Have A Picking Problem

This weekend, I made an horrifying discovery. I have a bald spot. It's small, but it's at the top of my head, right where, if the hair around it is swirling in a certain direction, it is visible to anyone standing six to 10 feet behind me. The good news about my bald spot i…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 5, 2011

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 well may have OCD, but nevertheless lacks a basic understanding of how pathogens actually work. [People via Allure]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 18, 2010

Frisky Q & A: Author Abby Sher Talks Prayer, Yoga, & OCD

As I tore through the pages of Abby Sher’s new book, Amen, Amen, Amen: Memoir of a Girl Who Couldn’t Stop Praying (Among Other Things), I felt like I was in the passenger’s seat accompanying her on the bumpy ride through her lifelong struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. An extended meditation filled with humor and…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 5, 2009

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 contestant tries to hug him. Howie's OCD is no joke—it's seriously limited his life, and he's writing a memoir about it called "Here's the Deal:…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 27, 2009

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, more well-adjusted person, I decided to get my masters in psychology. Why? Because people are endlessly fascinating and complex. So I get a little too…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 16, 2009

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 dust bunny from 20 feet away. But then I heard about this site, i am neurotic, where people submit examples of their own wakcy neurosis,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 6, 2008