We talk a lot about OCD in kids and families but there are so many adults that need guidance as well. Shala Nicely has written about her experiences living, struggling and coming to grips with intrusive thoughts, BDD and recovery. If you'd like to read Is Fred in the Refrigerator? it's on Amazon for kindle and paperback.
Here's a summary of the book:
"Even at nine years old, Shala Nicely knew there was nothing normal about the horrifying thoughts that tormented her at bedtime—or the nightly rituals she summoned to beat them back. More importantly, she knew to obey her mind’s Rule #1: keep its secret, or risk losing everything and everyone she loved.
It would be almost two decades before she learned the name of the menacing monster holding her hostage: obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It would take years longer to piece together the keys to recovery that would change her life forever—beginning with the day she broke her monster’s silence.
Writing with wry wit, unflinching candor, and resounding insight, Shala takes readers on a riveting journey into the dark and dimly understood inner workings of OCD and its frequent co-conspirator, body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)."
Learn more about Shala here.