The Origins of OCD: Calming the Chaos, Discovering My Drug of Choice

Dana Leigh Lyons
2 min readOct 2, 2022
Image by Markus Spiske, Unsplash

As a toddler, surrounded by bits and bobs of toddler toys, I would line up the smallest bits single file. Placed with precision, one after the next.

Order. I made order. And so it was. Until it wasn’t.

Before long someone or something or perhaps a simple noticing would come along. Before long, one bit among the multitudes…