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O.C.D. ( Obsessive Compulsive Disorder )
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Posted 2/9/09
i think i have this. i always eat food separately if it get mix together then i wont eat it. and i like my stuff to be organize. i hate it when thing get out of order.
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Posted 2/21/09 , edited 2/21/09
i have O.C.D. and i took me years to learn how to live with it!
its stupid things that no one will ever know about that really get to me.... but most of my friends give me alouence some of the time... the rest of the time they just laugh at me!

eg. I CAN NOT SLEEP IF THERE IS 1 MESSAGE IN ANY OF MY EMAIL BOXES!
this one i didnt realize until my comp. needed to be fixed {it took 3 days}
day one : i couldnt sleep and i couldnt figure out why i was so restless
day two: figured it out and spent the whole night thinking how stupid i was for being bothered! (once again no sleep)
day three: couldnt handle it so went over to a friends house and erased everything ...
even i think this i stupid! what should it matter??? then my friend helped me out by explaining that i prob. feel like i have no control in my life! my email boxes are an easy way to feel that i have complete control over 1 aspect...
i thought THIS EXPLAINS IT! i was so excited...

but why is it that i go nuts when i see one of my friends in box full????
help!

p.s. this is my lightest symptom i dont want to shear the other ones (because i can kinda laugh at myself for this one but not the others!)
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Posted 2/21/09

sypris wrote:

dont say you have it unless a doctor says you do


i have oc (try having to take the amount of steps it took you to get to the last place you got to everyday it isnt fun nor is it funny)


THANK YOU! a lot of people dont get the difference between a habit, phobia or OCD

-OCD rules your life and appears in more the one incidence! it can also cause physical harm!
-phobia is a real fear that you cant control
- and a habit is a learn task through repetition

i hope this will stop people from self-diagnoses!
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Posted 2/24/09 , edited 2/24/09
I have a mild case of OCD, I haven't bothered getting it checked or diagnosed by a doctor because it's more of a small personality quirk of mine. I hate disorder and I won't relax until everything is to my liking. This includes the whole house, my garden, and even my computer folders (everything has to be organized). It annoys people around me but I don't care.
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20 / F / Philippines
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Posted 5/22/09
I think i have this kind but not really to the extent... people tend to have this sort of disorder... I think?
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i have OCD, its been with me since i was a kid. when i used to live in a house, i'm never too sure if i closed te garage so half way to school i would go home and see if i close it or not then it kept thinking that its open i would go back and check. then another one is lines on the floor. cracks, tiles whatever i have to step on it or else i'll feel so wrong and if i miss one, i would go back and step and start over where i left off. its annoying but it can't be help.
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Posted 12/29/09
i know for sure i am compulsive.. can i say that?

I have the tenency to check doors, if they're locked.
I am able to chcekt them more then 10 times from the moment i locked them
I tried one time just to lock and go.. after several steps i had to return and check if it was really closed. even when i am with someone i chec it several times and i ask the other one to check it too
and even after that i will check it again
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Posted 4/7/10 , edited 4/7/10
Yeaah, but I might get over it. I don't think it's healthy for a young girl like me to think about scientific terms like this but...

Of course I have OCD!!

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52 / F / Atlanta GA
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Posted 4/10/10
I have know a few some it is minor some they drive people away. It is best to get a grip now then later on in life. long term habits are harder to break and can disrupt your life. Just notice it when you get caught up in and stop it. Do not dwell on it.
Posted 4/11/10
Nikola Tesla was known to have OCD. It takes a person with that kind of concern over details to practically invent most of the highly important technologies we use today.
Posted 4/11/10

Glock45 wrote:

Nikola Tesla was known to have OCD. It takes a person with that kind of concern over details to practically invent most of the highly important technologies we use today.
Exactly, when our civilization needs all kinds of mind in order for it to advance itself, a collectively grouped minds via a cultural indoctrination of sameness, will therefore inevitably dooms it.
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Posted 4/14/10
I've just glanced thru these many posts. The only posts ringing true of OC are those sharing the pain & frustrations of having to live & struggle with this intrusion of mind into daily functioning.

I approach this issue as the parent of an OC adult. Tho most people are familiar w/ the stereotype of germphobic behaviors, or the type A neat freak, there are many other facets to the OC minds.
I've personally witnessed the struggles my child had hiding her symptoms in order to avoid the teasing, bullying, or the complete shunning from classmates & peers. I watched my child shut down, becoming extremely introverted, completely anti-social, all in an effort to cope & protect the fragile psyche. At times her struggle was one of pursuing the repetitive actions necessary to function daily in the world. Other times the battles were two opposing selves evaluating or criticizing her personal thoughts & actions. At these times, the negative regularly gained the upper hand. She had such low-self esteem, w/ negative views of her life, & I cringe at action she might have taken to end the suffering. But such is the individual strength of this young woman, Her self preservation overpowered the possible bad outcomes, as well as her willingness to accept help we offered & made available. She is learning to live comfortably, & has made a great deal of progress.

Maybe others who cope with OC do not have extreme difficulties, or have circumstances less taxing, or are only guessing w/ self diagnoses, but true OC is really a struggle often leading to depressions, erratic behavior, alienation from society, & sometimes sadly suicide.
Please, don't take OC conditions lightly,
Posted 4/14/10

farmbird wrote:

I've just glanced thru these many posts. The only posts ringing true of OC are those sharing the pain & frustrations of having to live & struggle with this intrusion of mind into daily functioning.

I approach this issue as the parent of an OC adult. Tho most people are familiar w/ the stereotype of germphobic behaviors, or the type A neat freak, there are many other facets to the OC minds.
I've personally witnessed the struggles my child had hiding her symptoms in order to avoid the teasing, bullying, or the complete shunning from classmates & peers. I watched my child shut down, becoming extremely introverted, completely anti-social, all in an effort to cope & protect the fragile psyche. At times her struggle was one of pursuing the repetitive actions necessary to function daily in the world. Other times the battles were two opposing selves evaluating or criticizing her personal thoughts & actions. At these times, the negative regularly gained the upper hand. She had such low-self esteem, w/ negative views of her life, & I cringe at action she might have taken to end the suffering. But such is the individual strength of this young woman, Her self preservation overpowered the possible bad outcomes, as well as her willingness to accept help we offered & made available. She is learning to live comfortably, & has made a great deal of progress.

Maybe others who cope with OC do not have extreme difficulties, or have circumstances less taxing, or are only guessing w/ self diagnoses, but true OC is really a struggle often leading to depressions, erratic behavior, alienation from society, & sometimes sadly suicide.
Please, don't take OC conditions lightly,


I can identify with your daughter, since I was diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome and observed having symptoms of other disorders, which led to social stigma and withdrawal. I have this negative view of many things, although I know better. I retain a kind of balanced or realistic outlook derived from having been so positive at one point in my life, then endured a long stretch of negativity eventually offset by making better choices.
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Posted 10/28/10 , edited 10/28/10
hi hi!
well i dont really peel off my skin when its dirt or anything buh i do hav those warm annoying feelings when i see a task is undone. aftr waking up if i dont make my bed bfore brushing my teeth, or aftr eating if i dont wash my dishes, aftr setting up a goal to study 4 chapters on a day and if all of this is not accomplished i get the most weird burning waves and agitation in my whole body. until i get the job done and the ritual over with i dont get satisfied.
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Posted 12/29/10 , edited 12/29/10
I was diagnosed with this a few months ago, but I don't know. I'm not necessarily compulsive about being clean, or about being organized, but making sure everything is safe. I'm paranoid of everything, even the fact I may not even have OCD and I have some other odd mental state that I'm taking the wrong pills for. Also I'm constantly worried about getting sick because I know it will interfere with school and my social life. If I sneeze or cough, or show any symptoms of a cold, I panic. I never like being left out of things, for fear that someone will get hurt and I would only be able to hear about it later. It's frustrating, and I always feel I have to be near people. When I'm alone, my thoughts build up and I get depressed very quickly. I don't think this is OC, and I don't trust my therapist. Opinions? Please?
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