This is not something I would generally write about in this blog but “If Only I’d Known That” I may have saved my son from some very troubled teenage years. When people think about OCD, they think about people who are obsessed with cleanliness or whether they have looked the door. What a lot of people don’t realise is that there is a form of OCD where people have very disturbing intrusive thoughts. Many people with this condition suffer for many years without telling anyone as they are so ashamed of their thoughts and have no idea why they feel this way.
Our son suffered in silence for years.
I wrote a quick review of it here:
“My son gave me this book to explain what he had been through. He didn’t have the courage to talk to us about it but can understand why not. It has helped me to come to a realisation of what he went through as a teenager. Well done to Rose for having the guts to write this book. It should be available in all secondary schools as there is so little knowledge about intrusive thoughts and those suffering think they are the only one. “