The Woman So Afraid of Contamination She Went Through 15 Bottles of Lysol a Day

Aired on 03/03/1997 | CC tv-pg
When The Oprah Winfrey Show produced an episode on obsessive-compulsive disorder in 1997, Lorrie came forward to share her story. For the previous 20 years, she said, she had been living in constant fear of contamination, dousing Lysol over every surface she touched. She sprayed the cleaning product on her hands, rinsed it into her clothes and even bathed in it at one point.

In this clip from her interview with Oprah, she explains how she relies on her husband and mother to help her perform the daily rituals that consume her life.