Facing Reality Research Paper

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Facing Reality The first step in solving a problem is to admit that there is one. For about seven and a half years, I had been continually ignoring the issues I had been having with my mental health. It turned out that I had Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a mental disorder in which excessive thoughts, known as obsessions, take control of your mind. These obsessions lead to repetitive behaviors, known as compulsions. Through my OCD I have learned something very valuable: The importance of facing reality. The first time I got OCD thoughts was when I was in first grade. At that time I didn’t know that the way I thought was not normal. I used to think that everyone thought the same way as me. However, after a couple of years these thoughts started to get in my way as I tried to do things. For example, when I was trying to do my homework, these thoughts kept distracting me. Over the time these thoughts started to become very distressing and intrusive. The thoughts I had involved: fearing germs, avoiding places that I thought were…show more content…
Through the help of my family and psychologist, I’ve been able to cope with it. Though, there are some parts of my OCD that have reached an extreme point, since they weren’t treated at the right time. The only good thing about my whole OCD experience, is that through it I’ve learned how important it is to face reality. If I had accepted the fact that there was something wrong with my brain, the first time I had realized that it wasn’t normal to think the way I thought, I wouldn’t have had to suffer for seven and a half years. Ignoring and not accepting the reality that there was something wrong with my brain, prevented me from taking steps to control my OCD. This is one of the biggest mistakes I’ve made in my life. I regret it a lot, but I will try my best to not let it happen again. I will accept my problems, and then work hard to solve
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