"At the age of 21, I underwent heavy psychiatric tests during the treatment of a eating disorder, towards the end of almost all screening tests from an obsessive-compulsive disorder.
"I had always had extreme fear of germs, to the point of washing my hands dozens of times a day, but I did not think it had any something to do with obsessive-compulsive disorder.I found out that I could not wear the same clothes at home as those that I had worn in public, that I could not eat at a place that I had picked up with my hands, and that I thoroughly examined all my utensils before "I have tried three different clinical programs after being diagnosed specifically for the treatment of OCD and BDD, but I am not sure. Unfortunately have the comorbidity of obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder and a eating disorder is rather rare, and few clinicians have specialized in these three areas. my life.
"I decided to act on my own.This was not easy at all.I spent all my time understanding what was OCD and what was actually me, and over time, I discovered that almost every thing I did was motivated by my obsessions and compulsions, the way I washed my face in the morning, so to say "I t & # "Love" to my loved ones before going to sleep at night.
"To make the changes I've had, I've spent a lot of time alone, I read more books than I can I rely on the OCD, from the clinical point of view, to personal memories, medical journal articles, I bought exercise books and I held myself responsible for filling them out, I submitted to levels High anxiety and fear to take off my brain.To manage my obsessive-compulsive disorder, I had to show myself that not listening to it would not spoil me. For life: After more than a year of dedication, I can say that it saved my life. – Dena, 23
More: "That's how I went from having an eating disorder to being a nutritionist"