Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Analysis

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As I sit here writing my college essay, my mind reflects on my difficult journey to become an adult. I portrayed a happy, positive appearance to others that was really just a facade to cover the inner struggle going on in my mind. Freshman year of high school, I was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD. This disorder made easy tasks like opening a door difficult for me. Important skills needed for school, like reading and writing, were especially tough. But even before my diagnosis, I knew something was wrong and it started during the summer before fifth grade. Early one morning, I witnessed my mother go into cardiac arrest and almost die. The ordeal was very traumatic for me as I am very close to my mom. She survived and is fine, but the experience left me with a scar, my OCD. By the start of school that year, I started doing weird things like erasing words several times or skipping numbers that I was afraid of like six or seven. As I got older, these strange compulsions…show more content…
They took me to Riley Outpatient Hospital where I was diagnosed with OCD and received medication and therapy. The process to overcoming my OCD was definitely not easy. OCD is a disorder that can take some people years to overcome. The therapy works by forcing the person to face their fears and exposing them to their compulsions. The anxiety causing the OCD actually gets worse before it gets better and takes a great deal of courage and mental strength to even attempt. But, I was determined to not let the OCD control me and my life anymore. Two and a half years later, after a lot of hard work and personal growth, I am much better and have the disorder and my anxiety under control. But during the chaos, the one constant for me was my music. Through the years, my instrument was the one thing that always helped me and still does. My oboe is like a best friend and I can tell it anything through my

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