Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ( Ocd ) Essay

1829 Words Dec 7th, 2014 8 Pages
Since the day I was born I was brought into a family who suffered from Obsessive -Compulsive Disorder: my aunt, my sister, and most importantly my mother. My mother’s Disorder was so bad at one point she was actually hospitalized. Her Obsessive- Compulsive disorder not only took a toll on her but on me and my siblings as well. Although you don’t hear a lot of stories about being hospitalized for OCD unfortunately my mother was.
Throughout a tremendous part of my mother’s life she suffered from this disorder but slowly and gradually she has gotten better. I wouldn’t say completely “drawn away” from this because still till this day she continues to have tendencies and urges although they aren’t as frequent or obsessive as they were before. For example, when we go to wash clothes she has to use certain amount of soap regardless of how big or small the load may be. Furthermore, this Obsessive Compulsive Disorder also appears when we go grocery shopping. Once we get back home from grocery shopping she makes my brother and I part the groceries a certain way. When putting the cans in the pantry she alphabetizes them, all labels need to face forward, and splits them on a shelf from canned beans for example on one shelf and canned fruit on a separate shelf.
Reminiscing on my younger days I didn’t really realize that this was a big deal I just believed that’s what all grownups have done to keep their house nice, clean and organized. Now being 21 I have really gotten to see the full…

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