How My Childhood Changed My Life

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When you think about your childhood, you think about all the birthday parties and the smiles. My childhood was the complete opposite from the smiles and parties. I was bullied all of my childhood through seventh grade when it finally stopped. For anyone who suffered from bullies or had a difficult childhood I want you to know you are not alone. One day my seventh grade year my life changed for the worst. I had become depressed and distant from my family, I wanted to be alone and was thinking horrible things out my life. I don't think my family noticed my personality change until it was to late. While laying awake at night I could hear a voice in my head telling me the negative things, the same things bullies told me everyday for years. After a couple days of just shutting out the voice I started to become a person I didn't recognize. At first I just lost my appetite, then it escalated to not eating for a few days. Every time I would try to eat anything, even my favorite ice-cream, I would feel sick to my stomach. As the days went on the voice in my head was telling me that the world would be a better place without me. I didn't take the thoughts seriously until it was to late. I finally cracked. I didn't think that …show more content…
After five days I would finally know what was wrong with me. I was diagnosed with severe OCD ( Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). I was required to go to counseling and was put on a medication. I am still on a calming prescription and another to help me sleep at night. Every once in a while I will have a nightmare that will make my heart race and take me back to that awful time. OCD is different in every person, for others, their OCD might be to flip a light switch several times, or maybe be paranoid about germs. My therapist Heather told me I had one of the rarest and most severe forms, lying. When my family found out what kind I had they didn't

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