#03 An unwelcome presence

In her late 20s, Natasha woke up one morning and knew that she was HIV positive.  She spent the next 9 years trying to hide her anxiety, planning her funeral and imagining how she would be rejected when everyone found out the truth.  In fact, Natasha was suffering from a form of OCD which took over her life and cost her a career she loved, a family and countless opportunities.  Natasha talks to Suzy about her OCD, its beginnings in early childhood and how she has learnt to survive a condition that remains invisible to other people.

Launched during OCD Awareness Week 2017

Help and information:

OCD Action

NHS Choices

Available on iTunes and everywhere else you get your podcasts.

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Music credits:

Main theme: Title: Nancy
Author: Grimo (http://www.gosoundtrack.com/the-team/)
Source: www.gosoundtrack.com
Licence: CC By 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Incidental music:

“Comfortable Mystery”, “Comfortable Mystery 2”, “Light Thought var 1” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Interlude” by Ashley Burgoyne http://ashleyburgoyne.wixsite.com/writerandcomposer


#3 – An unwelcome presence

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