I joined this site not too long ago, and I **suffer** from extremely severe, debilitating OCD (& related Depression). I've had very, very crippling symptoms for about 17 years -- I'm 43 now -- and I've lost most of my life & ability to function because of OCD. My symptoms have not responded well to the standard treatments (medication, ERP therapy), and I am very isolated & feel hopeless. I have many types of OCD -- severe Contamination/Germ OCD with excessive hand washing, intrusive thoughts (Harm/Responsibility OCD), "Just Right" OCD, & Perfectionistic/Order OCD. I'm constantly washing my hands, checking, repeating, counting, doubting... absolutely miserable & SCARED... I'm in dire need of some friends who can relate to me/my situation, and who could hopefully offer some support or encouragement. I feel so alone & tired! Is there anyone out there like me? HELP.