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 Toward the end of their time at OCD boot camp, Kate and Janene have emotional breakthroughs.

When Dr. Grayson asks Kate if she ever cries, she admits she usually tries to be the strong one. "Do you know when most people decide to cry?" he says. "When they feel safe. When it's safe enough to let everything drop."

As tears stream down her cheeks, Kate opens up about how she really feels inside. "I'm a person who goes through the moves of a living person, but there's no passion behind it," she says. By revealing her true self, Kate says she was able to let go of the need to be perfect.

The challenges of the weekend also help Janene come to an important realization. She says she thinks her life with OCD began when her twin sister died from cerebral palsy at 8 years old. "I'd never experienced death before, and that's when I started to feel lost," she says. "I probably always had OCD...but that's when it triggered it because I thought I caused it. That was 23 years ago, but it hurts me like it happened yesterday."

Janene says something Corbin, another OCD patient, said helped her start the healing process. "[Corbin] said, 'Maybe she died so I could live,'" she says. "I used to think this was my punishment. ... I always felt so guilty that I was the healthy one, but now I realize because she sacrificed for me, I have to beat the OCD so I can live life for the both of us."
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FROM: Dr. Oz Goes to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Camp
Published on May 30, 2008
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.

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