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I’ve shared an excerpt from Being Me with OCD on the International Foundation blog. Comment for a chance to win a paperback copy!


About Alison Dotson

I am the author of Being Me with OCD: How I Learned to Obsess Less and Live My Life, a nonfiction book for teens and young adults with OCD. Part memoir, part self-help guide, Being Me with OCD lets readers know they're not alone in their struggle to get better--and that there is hope.

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  1. Thank you for sharing your story so that others who suffer with OCD can feel hope. My daughter is dealing with religious obsessions/compulsions and OCD makes it difficult for her to enjoy her faith. I will be showing her your blog when she gets home from school today.

    • You’re welcome! And thanks for writing. I had religious obsessions for a long time–one of the many “worst times” of my life before I got help. Jackie Lea Sommers has a terrific blog; she also had religious obsessions and is now a happily devoted Christian: jackieleasommers.com

  2. I found your blog through Jackie Lea Sommer’s blog. I have Pure-O and have had obsessions since middle school…am I pregnant (at a time when I wasn’t sexually active)? am I a pedophile? will I molest my dog? am I gay? did I blashpheme God? will I harm people? do I really love my husband? etc etc. Thanks to other OCD sufferers like Jackie and yourself who were willing to tell their story, I have gotten the courage (and hope!) to enter treatment with a specialist in Pure-O. Thank you so much!

    • Thanks for writing! Yes, OCD can really work us over, can’t it? Honestly, I never thought I’d be able to share as much as I have. I’m glad I’ve opened up about it, because reading other people’s stories would have really helped me when I was struggling. I’m so glad you’re getting help!

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