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    Pens, Paper and Panic: On the differences between OCD at home and at university

    CW: anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, can be characterised by a heavy reliance on routine. Individuals such as myself that...

    Pens, Paper, and Panic: On OCD and perfectionism at University

    "This self-sabotage is something that’s really intensified, along with a lot of my other OCD symptoms, since coming to university. I could stare for hours at a blank screen out of pure worry that what I’m writing wouldn’t be a masterpiece. This is the point at which the compulsions kick in - tapping on my head five times for good luck is my most common one. Any mix-up in how I do it and I’ve got bad luck for the rest of the day."

    On Rejection

    You send it off, knowing that you’re probably going to get rejected. But there’s that little bit of optimism, maybe you could even call it hope,...

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