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Alison Dotson

Alison Dotson

Alison Dotson is the author of Being Me with OCD: How I Learned to Obsess Less and Live My Life. She was diagnosed with OCD at age twenty-six after suffering from “taboo” obsessions for more than a decade. Alison is the president of OCD Twin Cities, an affiliate of the International OCD Foundation, and the recipient of the 2016 International OCD Foundation Hero Award.

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Why OCD Made Me Question Everything

Alison Dotson suffered in silence for years before finally seeking help.

Written by Alison Dotson

Are Intrusive Thoughts Normal?

Trust us, you're not alone. In fact, pretty much everyone has experienced intrusive thoughts at least once in their life.

Written by Alison Dotson

Do Intrusive Thoughts Mean Anything?

Having unwanted thoughts does not make you a bad person.

Written by Alison Dotson

What Are Intrusive Thoughts?

Does everyone have them? How do you handle them?

Written by Alison Dotson

It's Time to Change the Way We Talk About Suicide

Even when well-intentioned, people often place blame on the victim or minimize their pain

Written by Alison Dotson

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