Frequently Asked Questions about Fred
1. Why did you write Fred?
I wrote Fred for 3 reasons:
- To communicate how it feels to have OCD. Ninety percent of OCD (and its close cousin, body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD) is invisible to others. My stories illustrate how having the disorder is akin to being held hostage, the barrel of a gun slammed into your temple, day after day, week after week, month after month.