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Lior Blum

My name is Lior, I'm a writer and my debut novel 'Never Eat Yellow Snow' is due for release via Kindle this June. When I'm not writing I enjoy family time with my wife and two young children

OCD or The Art of Self-Humiliation

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At first I didn’t know I had anything, let alone three letters that could be associated with my symptoms and odd behavior. Could three innocuous letters really encapsulate all the crazy? OCD: Obsessive (check), Compulsive (check), Disorder (?). I’ve never been comfortable with this word, something about it makes me think “clutter,” as if all I have to do is tidy up my wayward thoughts but it’s not that simple. I prefer “Disease;” it adds gravitas to the taboo that is mental illness.  (more…)