PURE OCD: The Invisible Side of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Chrissie HodgesPURE OCD: The Invisible Side of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Chrissie Hodges

PURE OCD: The Invisible Side of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

byChrissie Hodges

Paperback | January 10, 2017

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PURE OCD: The Invisible Side of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder follows Chrissie Hodges, a typical eight-year-old whose life changed drastically with the onset of symptoms from Pure OCD. 

Overwhelmed with confusion about her obsessions, Chrissie developed a delusion God was punishing her with bad thoughts and behaviors because she had done something sinful. 

Outwardly, Chrissie was an image of perfection. She was smart, popular, athletic, and devoutly religious. On the inside, she was riddled with fear of offending God, terrified of the tortuous fear of vomiting and sexual obsessions, and consumed with mental rituals she kept hidden from the world. The shame of believing she let God down and the terrifying content of her obsessions kept her from telling anyone what she was experiencing for 12 years.

At age 20, unable to maintain the façade of a normal life under the weight of a deep depression, Chrissie attempted suicide. Barely escaping death, Chrissie found the strength and hope to choose life over death. Her journey surviving a self-inflicted wound, treatment in a psychiatric hospital, and working toward recovery with Pure OCD was almost as difficult as the 12 years combined in the silence of the disorder...

Title:PURE OCD: The Invisible Side of Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:246 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.56 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.56 inPublished:January 10, 2017Publisher:BookLocker.com IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1634919912

ISBN - 13:9781634919913


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: My Living HellChapter 2: The First ObsessionChapter 3: The RitualsChapter 4: Who is Chrissie?Chapter 5: Baiting ObsessionsChapter 6: The Fear that StuckChapter 7: The UnthinkableChapter 8: Proof or DisproofChapter 9: If It Is Physical, It Must Be Real?Chapter 10: Trapped By a MonsterChapter 11: College: A ReprieveChapter 12: The Beginning of the EndChapter 13: Small Cracks in a Hardened ShellChapter 14: Is It Time to Die?Chapter 15: Is Fear Enough to Stay Alive?Chapter 16: Goodbye FriendsChapter 17: The How and When of SuicideChapter 18: The Pact with GodChapter 19: In the Still of the NightChapter 20: Please Don't Shoot!Chapter 21: Why Am I Still Alive?Chapter 22: I'm Mentally Ill Now, so My Opinions Don't MatterChapter 23: I am NOT One of These Crazy People!Chapter 24: You Don't Know What It Is Like to be MEChapter 25: 'This is a Normal Brain. This is YOUR Brain'Chapter 26: I Am One of These PeopleChapter 27: Your Name is WHAT?Chapter 28: I Am Worthy of LoveChapter 29: InstitutionalizedChapter 30: Let's Pretend Nothing Happened!Chapter 31: I Don't Need Meds Anymore!Chapter 32: Can I Actually Control This?Chapter 33: You Want Me To Do WHAT?Chapter 34: Taking the Risk and Living with UncertaintyChapter 35: The Lessons of OCDAbout the Author