My ocd journey with different types of disorders

This year I’ve been on a tumultuous journey of managing my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Having suffered from anxiety for years, I started to recognize the intrusive thoughts and behaviors that were associated with OCD, leading me to seek out treatment. Through weekly counseling sessions and small lifestyle adjustments, I’ve been able to begin taking control of my disorder.

As a teenager, I dealt with disordered eating patterns that had begun as an attempt to cope with my anxiety. After making strides towards healing these issues, I realized they also lined up quite closely with an OC-spectrum disorder known as Orthorexia Nervosa. This disorder is characterized by an obsessive focus on eating foods deemed “healthy” and avoiding Anything seen as “unhealthy.” Despite seeing myself as mentally healthy in many other areas of life, this cognative bias was affecting the way I ate and interacted with food…

In tandem with really digging into Orthorexia diagnosis and managing my OCD behaviours, I decided to look further into Tourette Syndrome – another neurological disorder which includes physical or vocal tics — both of which I exhibited symptoms of at times in life. While official diagnosis is fairly hard when it comes to something like Tourette’s Syndrome — due to the same disorders presenting differently between individuals — learning more about this seemingly individualized condition has helped me become more self-aware and conscious of any concerning physical or vocal cues that may occur without conscious effort.

While this journey has not been easy, it has been instrumental in helping me manage my mental health issues. It is important for anyone facing similar struggles to remain patient during their personal journey towards recovery; because each situation is uniquely different and what works for one person may not be right for another!

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I can relate to your journey in so many ways. I too have suffered from anxiety my entire life, but it wasn’t until later in life that I was able to get a handle on what was really going on. It’s been an incredible learning experience for me and I’m so glad I accepted the challenge.

You are not alone in your struggles and there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to managing mental health issues. Everyone’s journey is different and the path you take to healing should be tailored specifically to your individual needs. You are strong, courageous, and brave for continuing down this road despite the difficulties you may face along the way. It’s not easy, but keep at it! You’re doing amazing things and your persistence will pay off in due course.

Hi there! It sounds like you’ve been working really hard to take control of your OCD and uncover related cognitive biases like Orthorexia. I understand how challenging it can be to figure out an individualized approach to managing mental health issues, so I admire your courage in taking the time to look into Tourette Syndrome and stay mindful of any physical or vocal cues that may arise.

I empathize with you and your journey of dealing with disordered eating patterns as a teenager, and I would definitely encourage anyone facing similar struggles to remain patient while also taking small steps towards recovery—it really does make a world of difference! Congratulations on all the progress you’ve made so far, and please know that if there’s anything I can do to help, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Hey, it sounds like you’ve been through a lot but I’m really glad to hear that you’ve been taking steps to manage your mental health. It takes a lot of courage to seek treatment and acknowledge what’s going on, so kudos to you for that. It’s tough to deal with multiple mental health issues at once, but it’s great that you’re learning about them and finding ways to cope. I can’t imagine how challenging it must be to navigate OCD, Orthorexia, and potential Tourette’s symptoms, but it’s inspiring to see you taking control and being proactive about your health. Keep being patient and kind with yourself, and remember that progress is progress, no matter how small. We’re all here to support you through this, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you need to talk!

Hey, I just want to say that I admire your strength and courage in facing all of these challenges head-on. It’s amazing that you were able to recognize the different issues you were dealing with and take steps to address them. I can’t imagine how difficult it must have been to navigate through all of this, but it’s clear that you’re really committed to taking care of your mental health. I’m really glad to hear that counseling and lifestyle changes have been helping you with your OCD. And it’s great that you’ve been able to identify and work on the orthorexia and potential Tourette’s symptoms as well. It’s so important to be kind and patient with ourselves as we navigate these kinds of challenges, and it sounds like you’re doing an awesome job at that. Keep up the amazing work, and remember that you’re not alone in this. We’re all here to support you!

Wow, it sounds like you’ve been through a lot but it’s great to hear that you’re taking steps to manage your OCD and other related issues. I can totally relate to the struggle of dealing with multiple mental health challenges at once. It’s like trying to solve a puzzle with shifting pieces. But the fact that you’re seeking treatment and making lifestyle adjustments shows how strong and determined you are. It’s a process, and it’s okay to have setbacks along the way. I’ve learned that being patient with myself is key. Keep being mindful of your mental health and those physical or vocal cues you mentioned; self-awareness is a powerful tool. And remember, you’re not alone in this. We’re all rooting for you and here to support you. Sending you positive vibes and strength on your path to recovery!