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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Someone said I have this psychological disorder when she noticed my actions. When I searched it on the net, I kind of agree with her. 1. I'm afraid of diseases. 2. I prefer patterns. 3. I have some irrational thoughts and I think it's okay to think of those thoughts. 4. And many more. If you know it or if you've searched it up or if you have it, can you please tell me what you think of it? Do you think I'm nuts or something like that?
Does it interfer with your life? How bad is it? If its hard to function normally and it interfers with your life then you should talk to a professional about it.
I think that even if you do think you have it, or know you have it- you shouldnt let it slow u down/affect your mind/toy with you/upset you. it doesnt make u a bad person. but if u want to speak with a therapist or whoever, dont feel bad to.
i have OCD so no i don't think your crazy. its kinda like a subconscious sorting system that separates everything you see or hear (in my opinion anyway)
I think you're just normal...
yeah, in a lot of cases it can benefit people
Thanks to all of you. Anyway, I don't think it interferes with my life--or at least, it isn't that bad. Though some thoughts bother me, everything is okay. I just think it's kind of embarrassing. *Anyway, thanks again to all of you... :) And, Riptide, I never knew anyone with the same condition though I know it's not uncommon. :)
^-^ sometimes all you need for help is some friendly support from everyone and a friend to say ''hey, i got your back, ive went through it before'' right guys? -offers hugs-
Don't feel embarassed. If you do have it, it's a part of you. You are unique. I can relate to preferring patterns. I end up counting a lot.
Riptide: Thanks. *hugs back* tearsonmybrokenglass: I can't help it but I really do feel embarrassed, especially when it comes to my actions. Anyway, thank you again. I really think I need what you had just said.
Freedom, I understand *huggles*. Your welcome:).
Personally, it sounds like you might have OCD. I don't see any problem with it, as long as it doesn't interupt your life, or cause terrible, terrible anxiety. I was searching on the web, and I found a scale that can tell you how serious your case of OCD is. Google: Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulise Scale or
I found something that might interest you: try googling: Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale.
I personally have OCD, so I'm speaking from experience. OCD becomes a disorder when the obsessive thoughts and compulsive actions take over your life. Ex- It takes you 15 minutes to leave the house for school because you spend the time opening and shutting the front door. In this example, the person's time was wasted because of intrusive thoughts and their actions. When you truly have OCD, you are anxious all the time. You worry about either minisule or large details for no apparent reason. You are fully aware that the thoughts are odd and out of the ordinary, but you can't get them to stop no matter what you do. The patterns you were talking about- Do you find yourself doing them over and over and over again? Do you count ceiling tiles obsessively? Do you walk a certian way for fear of an outcome? These are just some examples, but when you have OCD, your thoughts become so real that you believe them. A fear of germs can errupt into a flood of thoughts. Ex- "I won't eat without washing my hands for 2 whole minutes, making sure I get every part of my hand. If I don't, I would be putting germs in my mouth. The germs might be from (student) sneezing in class, or the desk, or the door handle, or my pencil. The germs will make me sick. If I get sick, I could be put in the hospital and have a ton of gross germs inside of me. I don't want that to happen, so I'll wash my hands for 2 minutes, making sure I get every spot." This is how I think. If you find yourself obsessing over what I call "stupid" things and it's taking over your life, go see a psychologist. If you just find yourself thinking this occasionally and it really doesn't impact your life a lot, then it's probably not OCD. Remember, OCD takes a lot of work to diminish(There is no cure). I have been in therapy (CBT) for4 years now. So, therapy and all the doctors appopiments aren't easy, but going to a psychologist will vastly reduce the amount of anxiety and fears you have. Good luck1
I have OCD. It's more under control now, but about a year ago it was really serious. My hands were raw and sore from the amount of times I'd washed them; I'd broken countless locks on my locker at school tugging on them to make sure they were securely shut; I broke keys making sure the door was locked; I lost sleep walking around the house checking that every single socket was off. My walk home from school is 2km long. Often I'd walk that 3, 4, even 5 times to make sure that every paved tile I stood on constituted the move of a knight in chess (a knight moves forward two spaces and then one to the left or the right). That might sound crazy to you. It sounded crazy to me too. That realization didn't mean I had any more control over it. I've been in therapy for a while now and it's much easier to live with. It doesn't sound to me like you have full-blown OCD - maybe you're just nervous. ;) Either way, best of luck!
you're not crazy. i most likely have a form of ocd, which is what it sounds like you have. its not a bad thing! you just can't let it control you--that's when it gets bad. just realize those little habits you have and take note of how much they stop you're daily things. for example, i have to have my bedroom door either cracked an inch open or closed completely. that might be frustrating when someone messes it up, but it doesn't stop me from living my life. just watch yourself--you'll know when and if you need help.
I think I have it too, but I'm not embarrassed. For example, if my finger touches my thumb, I have to touch all my other fingers to my thumb too. And I have to chew the same number of times on each side of my mouth, especially with gum, and I blink between each lightpole we pass when I'm in a car. Is this actually OCD?