A young newlywed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has revealed she once washed her hair 72 times a day and cleaned her hands daily up to 200 times.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a mental health condition where sufferers experience frequent intrusive and unwelcome obsessional thoughts.
It's estimated that one in 55 young adults in Britain have OCD.
Serin Rayner-Davis, 23, from Somerset, appeared on ITV's This Morning Tuesday to talk about her daily struggle living with the anxiety disorder.
Serin recalled on This Morning: 'When I was about seven it used to take us ages to leave the house because I would jump in and out of the doorway and I was so worried that my parents would die if I didn’t go in and out of this doorway.
'I felt I was responsible for keeping them alive. It was a huge responsibility for a seven year old to bear on their shoulders.
Serin was diagnosed at 18 with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
At 21 things became so bad she was washing her hands up to 200 times a day, showering nine times a day, laundering her clothes 15 times a day.
Serin also has a lengthy night time routine involving checking the security of windows and plugs.
Serin's father Denys Rayner said his daughter's condition made his life a 'living hell'.
Serin's parents had to hide knives and scissors in the household because they were so worried for her safety.
Serin said during her TV interview that she relied on her father to help her because she felt he understood her OCD more.
'I think certain people understand OCD better than other and it just really clicked [with you dad]. Where as I think mum found it difficult to understand.
Serin has now sought help to manage her obsessions, including hypnotherapy and exposure therapy
Now she believes 'anything is possible' and finds writing music therapeutic.
And she also credits her husband Ioan's caring attitude towards helping her.
She told the ITV presenters: 'Ioan is very good in a sense that he doesn’t enable my OCD.
'He is very respectful he always asks if he can sit there or do that.
With the support of her husband, she has revealed she is hoping to move into a new home with him and take control of her life.