Living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be an ongoing challenge. Because there is no cure for the disorder, those with it must learn to cope however they can, whether it’s with therapy, drugs or other methods. But for one Oakland artist, living with OCD has actually helped him with his career.

“There’s a lot of satisfaction in the control,” Ed Loftus told The New York Times about successfully finishing an art piece. He said that for people with OCD, having control is something they struggle with.

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Heather Rudow is a staff writer for Counseling Today. Email her at hrudow@counseling.org.

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