Books, Personal Memoirs

Being Me With OCD By Alison Dotson

Part memoir, part self-help for teens, this book tells the story of how OCD dragged the author to rock bottom—and how she found hope, got help, and eventually climbed back to a fuller, happier life.

Using anecdotes, self-reflection, guest essays, and research, Dotson explains what OCD is and how readers with OCD can begin to get better. The essays in the book by teens with OCD provide additional perspectives of OCD so all readers can see themselves reflected in the book. The eBook format makes content readily accessible for teens seeking information on a sensitive and personal topic.

This book is part self-help for teens, part memoir, and it tells the story of how the author hit rock bottom and climbed back out.

Thank you so much! I hope to continue spreading awareness as long as it takes for people to truly understand what OCD is.  The book is an electronic book–it’s only in English now, but we hope to translate into other languages as well.

Alison Dotson is a writer, copyeditor, and proofreader who was diagnosed with OCD at age 26, after suffering from “taboo” obsessions for more than a decade. Today, she still has occasional bad thoughts, but she now knows how to deal with them in healthy ways. Alison is the president of OCD Twin Cities, an affiliate of the International OCD Foundation. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and two rescue dogs.

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