Jacqueline Gellens Watson’s Life With OCD
The following is an excerpt from the new book The Habit, by Jacqueline Gellens Watson.
In the 1930s and 1940s, mental illness was not widely accepted as a reality in America. When I was a child, I developed a mental condition, later called obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), due to prior circumstances in my life. I couldn’t understand what I was going through. I first noticed it when I was reading the book, Lorna Doone. I couldn’t understand some of the passages. I would fixate on them and go over and over them in my mind, trying to understand the meaning of the words. Continue reading “91-Year-Old’s Secret “Habit” Turns into Bestseller…”