In January, Sarah Maraniss Vander Schaaff wrote an extraordinary piece for The Washington Post about her struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. Below she writes a new piece — for OCD Awareness Week — about how OCD affected the life of one young man and his struggles to get through school, which is highly revealing about what many young people with OCD — and those who love them — face.

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