Erin is playing me an NPR broadcast about OCD. I went looking for the link to include here and tripped over another good NPR segment. This one is an interview with Traci Foust, author of “Nowhere Near Normal: A Memoir of OCD.”
I recently connected with Traci on Facebook and she’s a great resource for understanding the disorder.
Do yourself a favor and listen to it HERE.
While we’re on the topic, it’s also worth checking out “A Life Lived Ridiculously” by Annabelle R. Charbit, about a girl with obsessive compulsive disorder who makes the mistake of falling in love with a sociopath.
Both writings work so well because of how the authors use humor. Of course, my humor falls on the dark side, so take that comment with a grain of salt.
As for that other OCD segment on NPR, here it is. It’s about how art can be used to raise a person’s understanding of the disorder.
Enjoy, and be better for it.