Dictatorship : My Teenage War with OCD 2016
My name is Rebecca Ryan. I'm 16 years old and I live near Kilrushin Co. Clare, Ireland. Ever since I was four, I have experienced symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), a mental illness that haunted me with obsessive thoughts and repetitive behaviours. I would have to give my mother a toy every day before school and perform many other 'nonsensical' rituals. By the time I was thirteen, instead of being a happy young teenager with a new start in secondary school, I was a girl who could only leave the house by jumping through a window.This book details my experiences with symptoms, school, therapy and, finally, management and recovery. I want to tell my story and assure other young people struggling with this disorder that they are not alone.
- Paperback | 200 pages
- 148 x 148 x 12mm | 600g
- 10 Sep 2016
- On Stream Publications Ltd
- Cork, Ireland
- 16 line drawings black and white
Rebecca Ryan was born an only child in Galway, Ireland at Christmas 1999 and now lives in County Clare, Ireland where she is going into her final year at school. After school she wants to do everything.