Not only she scored a perfect 10 CGPA in the Central Bureau of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 10 exams, but also defeated obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to achieve her goals. OCD is a kind of brain disorder that is characterised by obsessive and compulsive behaviour where people feel the need to check things, perform certain routines, or have certain thoughts repeatedly.
According to a Hindustan Times report, Lucknow’s Gauri Todaria is a student of the Rani Laxmibai Memorial Senior Secondary School. After the result, Todaria while speaking about her disorder said that the mind is not under your control and the patient suffers from a lack of decision-making ability and is not able to analyse the situation.
She used to become nervous in difficult situations and started crying loudly. Todaria also underwent a psychiatric treatment. Before overcoming her problem, she also suffered from acute depression just like her father – Kamal Kishore.
She reportedly wants to become a company secretary in the future. Her problem was first noticed by a school teacher who reported the matter to her parents. The brain disorder was diagnosed when she was in Class 9.
Daughter of a stationery shopkeeper, Gauri had limited resources at home. Since her father has a meagre income she coudln’t go to a coaching centre as a lot of money was already being spent on her treatment.
After the CBSE Class 10 result was declared, the pass percentage was recorded at 90.95, a dip of over 5 percentage points from last year’s 96.21. Girls with a pass percentage of 96.36% did marginally better than boys, who had a pass percentage of 96.11, in 2016.