Welcome to OCD Dave, my name is Dave Mackey and I’ll be your host during your visit. OCD Dave is a simple site focused primarily on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with an emphasis on religious OCD (technical term: scrupulosity). It also includes focuses on Depression and Attention Deficit Disorder and will likely expand over time.
The site exists for two primary purposes. First, to aid those who are suffering. As someone who has suffered and does suffer from OCD, Depression (dysthymic with major depressive episodes), and ADD I know the struggle and suffering which comes with these disorders, the sheer isolation that can overwhelm and confuse. I have found hope in hearing the struggles and insights of others and hope that my struggles and insights may be of similar assistance to those who stumble upon this site.
Secondly, this is a method of therapy for myself. I find writing about my struggles and insights cathartic. You’ll notice spurts of activity where content on the site increases – usually this means I am personally struggling in these areas and am looking for new ways to cope with these struggles. So, OCD Dave is in part just about me (sorry) working through my own problems.
Take some time to explore and feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or criticisms you may have. Thanks!