What is the real lived experience of people living with obsesssive compulsive disorder? Researchers found the key themes centred around ‘feeling like a failure’, ‘wishing to belong and fit in’, ‘loving and hating’ the condition and worrying about what other’s thought of them.
The researchers suggest that linking early childhood developmental issues were useful in identifying the maintence of the condition and that a meaningful rapport with one’s therapist went a long way!
Murphy, H. and Perera-Delcourt, R. (2012). ‘Learning to live with OCD is a little mantra I often repeat’: Understanding the lived experience of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in the contemporary therapeutic context. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice DOI:10.1111/j.2044-8341.2012.02076.x