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‘I needed desperate help because the voices in my head were ruining my life’

Lori Tarry, 21, is a seemingly confident, dance student at De Montfort University, Leicester. But underneath her exterior, lies a dark and turbulent struggle. She takes Claudia Montague through her journey of living with Obsessive-compulsive disorder.

It was Lori’s 19th birthday, a day for celebration and  laughter. Instead, she looked frantic, tipping out the contents of her handbag in disarray onto her hotel room floor. Her pieces of makeup, credit cards and wrinkled receipts fell onto the ground like drops of rain. She prayed she hadn’t forgotten her pills.

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