Saturday, December 10, 2022

A bit about me...

My name is Mitch. I am 25yrs old and live in Portland, OR. I have SEVERE Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) –and also co-morbid SEVERE Anxiety & Panic Disorder... and also severe Dermatillomania (aka excoriation disorder/skin picking – which is a co-morbid symptom of OCD). I also have Tourette's Syndrome, Clinical Depression, ADHD, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, BED, chronic insomnia, and dyscalculia – which is a learning disorder similar to dyslexia, but with mathematics instead.

(I'm a mess, I know!)

My OCD is of disabling severity. I've been, for all intents and purposes, disabled now for the past 5 years. My OCD is incredibly debilitating. I have exhausted literally EVERY standard practice treatment modality possible for OCD. In November of this year I was deemed to be a candidate for DBS surgery for my OCD by the DBS committee/board at University of Washington Medical Center.

Today on 12/08/22 I got the call to schedule my DBS surgeries. My DBS surgeries will be taking place in late January and early February of 2023.

For more info on my story dealing with severe OCD – check out my YouTube video where I discuss my journey.


On this blog I plan to document my journey getting DBS surgery for my OCD. I'm hoping that it can be an archival resource for other OCD sufferers with severe OCD who are pursuing DBS for their condition so that they can find helpful information, videos of my surgery journey, and videos of the process of getting DBS for OCD.

If you have any questions feel free to leave comments or contact me directly.

Thanks for stopping by!

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