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When OCD Is the Carnival Ride That Never Stops Spinning

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Imagine, if you will, that various mental illnesses form a carnival. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) is your map through each ride, guiding you from one to the next.

Every carnival ride comes with a different description and feel, creating a series of sensations, but only driven on terror rather than thrill.

Within the mental illness carnival today, I want to take you on The Spins, a ride that describes what it’s like to live with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

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