And then there are the more extreme cases, like Harlan Kirshenbaum. At just 20 years old, his life should have been opening up to relationships, work and having fun. Instead, over the 13 years of his illness, he developed more than 100 daily rituals that made him a virtual slave to his disease. He became housebound and unable to touch or look at family members in fear that he would make them sick. As he describes it, he was the puppet and his OCD was the puppet master.
|Harlan Kirshenbaum shares his story in the video.|
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Thanks to a generous donation, The Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorder Centre at Sunnybrook will soon be able to help many more people with OCD.