Tag Archive: compulsion

An Email From A Stranger Makes Us Smile

We were cleaning out my inbox and found this email we’d all totally forgotten about.  It’s from someone who found our blog while searching for info on dermatillomania/CSP.  It’s dated January 26, 2013.… Continue reading

Do You Believe In Time Travel?

I’ve just regained my sense of time and space after having been in a dissociated state for roughly 5 hours.   I woke up around 5:00 AM and was very aware that I was… Continue reading

Attempting To Heal: Beginning Week 3…or Am I?

As I’ve blogged about before, I have Dermatillomania, an impulse control disorder; it’s where a person uncontrollably picks at their skin until tissue damage is caused. It’s quite embarrassing and I’m very ashamed… Continue reading

The Cleaner

JOURNAL ENTRY-SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012  (Late night/early Monday morning)MUST. CLEAN. EVERYTHING. I don’t have time to write, there are things to do, things to clean, things to organize. I have dusted every nook… Continue reading

Magical Thinking Outside the Box

I fall into the category of a patient who holds the erroneous belief that ones thoughts, words, or actions will cause or prevent a specific outcome in some way that defies commonly understood… Continue reading

The Evolution of My Self-Mutilation, Part II

(This is going to be a very difficult post to write; I’ve never confessed these things to anyone. I’m completely humiliated and ashamed and embarrassed to death to admit these things out loud,… Continue reading

The Evolution of My Self-Mutilation, Part I

I don’t know what the trigger was, or what initially drew me to it. All I can remember is that sometime around the age of 13, I began cutting.  It was my secret. … Continue reading

Don’t Look At Me!

K was diagnosed with Body Dysmorphic Disorder about 10 years ago, but she’s had it much longer than that, I’d guess since she was a pre-teen.  Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a mental illness… Continue reading

The Care and Feeding of Us- Part II

We’ve talked about K’s bizarre food preferences (The Care & Feeding of Us-Part I); now I’m going to tell you how her mental illness affects the physical way she eats.  In Part I,… Continue reading