Editorial illustration for Spiegeloog, Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam. Living with compulsion, a story behind the disorder.

These images are an abstract interpretation of the tension between rest and unrest.

The prevelation of obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders is not particularly high in the Netherlands. Due to the limited occurrence and the embarrassment surrounding the disorder,¬†compulsion is not always well understood.¬†I am honored to be able to provide illustrations with this article. Let’s break the stigma, let’s not be afraid to talk, let’s be open to listen and learn.