Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Feeling Guilty

Another instance of the gut-wrenching manifestation of OCD reached the news headlines yesterday. The story of a 10-year-old boy in Britain racked with guilt about the 9/11 terrorist attacks is a predicament all too familiar. This lad apparently had to step on a particular white spot on the road every day to avert tragedy and on that fateful 9/11, he failed to do so. The boy has reportedly felt guilty ever since. It's a parallel of the ages-old "step on a crack break your mother's back game," but one that's not filled with childish humor. I'm not sure of the statistics, but I know it's not uncommon for folks with OCD to show up at their local police station to confess to crimes they didn't commit.Sphere: Related Content

1 comment:

Kathy said...

This is so sad, yet I truly understand it. My son has OCD.

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