"I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead." - Samuel Goldwyn
Question #10250 posted on 11/16/2004 4:03 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Would someone diagnosed with OCD be permitted to serve a full-time mission?

- Quandary

A: Dear Quandary,

I did. Hold on, gotta go wash my hands. Alright, yeah I served, and I have OCD, have OCD, (twitch, twitch) have OCD. It's the perfect disease for the Groundhog-day-esque lifestyle that is mission life. If medication is neccesary, you can bring it with you; if not, you're good to go.

A: Dear Quandary-

I'm not OC, but have some compulsive tendencies. Being a missionary was really great for me. Every day, I knew exactly what I was supposed to do, my sleep cycle was very regular, and I always had someone to talk to. Oh yeah, I also got to talk to people about the gospel. That was the best. Even though it's not especially related to OCD.