This story is about everyday experience of a girl who suffers from obsessive compulsory disorder (OCD). It is based on the fragments from personal diary of a girl called Nastya.

 

People with OCD are haunted by obsessive thoughts and fears (obsessions). To overcome them they invent their own rituals called compulsions. These rituals usually are unoffending, but they help to recover from obsessive thoughts only temporarily, that’s why patients have to repeat them all the time. Their behavior can seem strange to other people, and persons suffering from OCD are often put into isolation, what makes the illness even worse. There are around 4 million people with OCD in Russia

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When I have compulsive thoughts about something bad that can happen, I have to look at the window and throw out my negative thoughts. If the room where I am has no windows, I feel panic