Hi Jun Wu! I’m a mother and I also have OCD. Thank you so much for spotlighting this condition and its effects on motherhood. I’ve written about this topic myself a few times because I believe the more I speak out, the less shame there may be for others with the disorder. Shame is the reason I didn’t seek treatment for over 10 years. I would also add that a new treatment called transcranial magnetic stimulation was approved by the FDA last summer for OCD. It’s also used to treat depression, migraines, and PTSD. Thanks again for this great article!

Mommy. Wife. Writer. Lunatic. My debut poetry collection, “The Weight of Need”, is available on Amazon.

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