My Extreme OCD Life (Documentary)
Updated: Jul 27, 2018
A couple of nights ago, I watched a TV program about OCD. I'm sure most people are aware of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and people joke about it saying “you’re so picky you have OCD”, but if they could see the burden it has on those who it affects, it wouldn’t be so funny.
One of the girls in the show believes that if she doesn’t fulfil the needs that her OCD demands, then bad things may happen. For example, she explained that one day she forgot to touch an object twice, then there was a terror attack and she believed that she was the cause. She said she knew that that was impossible but that is just how she feels and that is why she has follow this routine.
They then interviewed her father, and watching him speak about his daughter brought a tear to my eye. He said that for a broken bone or any physical injury, he could help his daughter and aid her recuperation, however, with OCD he can only watch it affecting her and be helpless. He obviously knows that he can get her help, but at the end of the day he can’t make the problem disappear and he just feel so useless and, to him, that isn’t the role of a father. The role of a father is to guide their child and help them with any issues but he couldn’t do that.
There were many other people who were describing their OCD story but this one in particular stood out for me.