#73: A Type of OCD

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Lyle Nagy has a type of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder called Pure O, or Purely Obsessional OCD.  This week he talks about the dark places it has taken him.

In this class we talk about:

  • Having pure obsessional compulsive disorder.
  • Public perception of OCD.
  • The feelings and urges that come with OCD.
  • Being fully aware of the ridiculous habits he does.
  • Being obsessed about intelligence.
  • How his compulsions made life hard at a young age.
  • How his OCD manifested in college.
  • Questioning his sexuality but wanting to be straight.
  • Having understanding friends.
  • Coming out of the closet... sort of.
  • Having thoughts to hurting and killing others.
  • Getting therapy.
  • Being scared to drink alcohol.
  • Figuring out what was wrong with him.
  • Having a helpful father.
  • The difficult of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.


Related Resource: OCD Online

Related Resource: The video series with Lyle's doctor

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