• A Day in the Life,  Understanding You

    I Have Three Mental Illnesses

    As I Googled OCD, I came across something rather interesting. OCD is no longer considered an anxiety disorder. For people who study anxiety this is rather fascinating news, but for me it was shocking. I can’t describe how I feel about this because if OCD was its own thing, that meant that I have three mental illnesses. How could this happen? A lot of times illnesses have the same symptoms as other illnesses, the only difference is the end result. So you get the same medicine for all of it. I wondered why my antidepressants covered my OCD and my newly discovered depression. I can’t believe that this was me.…