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I have OCD or obsessive-compulsive disorder.

This statement holds quite a bit of significance for myself, and as I can imagine, a large section of the community of those who suffer from OCD. I have struggled with it since the 8th grade.

After around two years, I learned how to manage my OCD, that is, I could resist performing a compulsion even though my OCD urged me to do so. The process of regaining control over myself and loosening the hold OCD had over me was made much easier by the help of my friends, family, and therapist. In fact, it was my sister who first…

Kaajal Gupta

A 16-year-old coder, mental health activist and feminist.

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