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Story: Tapio Antere (#303)

In episode 303 I chat with Tapio Antere. Tapio is an aspiring film director from Finland. He has kindly agreed to share his story with us. 

We discuss his story, sexual orientation themed OCD, health anxiety, gender identity themed OCD, going to inpatient treatment, meditation, having friends with OCD and sharing humour in tough times, how he views intrusive thoughts, words of hope, his core fear, and much more. Hope it helps. 

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Crystal Anderson

Special episode: Aaron Harvey interviews Crystal Anderson about her OCD story and intrusive thoughts

In this special episode, Aaron Harvey interviews Crystal Anderson.

Aaron chats with Crystal about her story, violent intrusive thoughts, going to inpatient treatment, getting diagnosed in her thirties, how her themes change week to week, getting intrusive thoughts about her dog, sexual orientation and existential themed OCD, they talk about race and culture and how this can impact access to care and community, they discuss advocacy, when people use the term “I’m so OCD”, depression, and much more. Hope it helps. 

Show notes:

Thanks to OCDPeers for sponsoring this week’s special edition of the podcast. To find out about their peer support groups for OCD, and to meet others head to