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Uh Oh no wonder my moods have been all over the place again! We simply MUST look after our mental health! Sometimes, that includes medications, group analysis…

For the last few months my moods have been all over the place – up, down and driving me round the bend, but why? I’ve written two memoirs about my slow recovery journey from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), sharing how I have been helping myself and feeling better and

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18-24 Feb 2013 is National UK OCD week – what will you be doing?

Just a quick note to say that it is UK National OCD week next week – from 18th to 24th February 2013 – will you be sharing your stories, reading about sufferers, or trying to help in some way?

I am now virtually free of OCD completely – so far removed that it seems odd

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is debilitating but I used it to my advantage

I have kept every little memento of my life: in depth diaries, airline tickets, photos, letters, emails, text messages, cinema tickets and notes from people – everything and anything. I always had an inkling from a young age that my life was different, and that I might one day write my story. But it wasn’t

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A Journal entry from 2009, showing just how bad BPD, depression and anxiety got for me and my relationships

A Journal entry from 2009, from my memoir ’39’ CLICK HERE TO VIEW ON AMAZON

THIS CONTAINS SOME OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE BEING AN UNEDITED JOURNAL. DO NOT BE PUT OFF! THE BOOK CONTAINS FAR LESS, AS IT IS MOSTLY NARRATIVE, BUT IT DOES CONTAIN SOME SEXUAL SCENES

Lying on my single bed in my cold, damp

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All about OCD (Obsessive compulsive disorder) – symptoms and information

I wanted to share with you my research of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since I have suffered through most of my life with it and have now nearly eradicated all my symptoms, as well as BPD (borderline personaltiy disorder) and depression.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is essentially the way our mind forms a pattern of

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How coping with depression helped me to overcome my other mental illness symptoms

By 2008, aged 34, I had built up a varied group of ill mental health labels – Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Anxiety and the possibility of Bipolar Disorder, but not confirmed.

Depression had been diagnosed when I was 15 years old, so I had been living with that for a

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