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if going by the signs and symptoms listed..

quite a few people have some of the signs and symptoms listed.

the question is when a certain routine will become an obsession ?

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/index.shtml

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OCD is when your symptoms significantly affect your daily functioning.

People count to themselves, wash their hands, clean their rooms, organize their spaces...

However, when you have a disorder you're experiencing significant issues because of the listed symptoms. You're scrubbing your hands until they're raw. Perhaps you get compulsions and anxiety that force you to close and open a door three times while feeling you'll suffer severe consequences if you don't. Maybe you have heart palpitations as you race to check if the oven is on...thirty times in a day. Your desire for symmetry is so strong you spend 4 hours doing your hair 'just right' in the morning before you collapse in a breakdown. I even knew someone that couldn't walk passed an odd amount of cars.

Compulsive thoughts, for those unfamiliar, is when you experience something similar to two voices in your head. One tells you to stop--experiencing some amount of anxiousness, but the other is a base need to do something no matter how much you're screaming to stop doing it in your head. People with OCD don't find 'comfort' in compulsions. It can be an extremely distressful and horrible experience.

Mental disorders are not like some silly little personality tests online. When it is ruining your ability to properly function in your daily life--that is when it is a disorder.

Think of Generalized Anxiety Disorder--for example. Everyone gets nervous sometimes. Absolutely. When it's a disorder though, that's when anxiety significantly impairs your life. I have this one, and it means I'm not just a worrisome or anxious person. It means my anxiety is makes me gag in the morning, physically ill to my stomach, experience chest pains, hyperventilate, faint, vomit, shake, and avoid daily aspects of life.

So that's the difference between someone who's very organized and likes routine--and someone that has a disorder for it.

Only qualified professionals can and should diagnose these things. It's kind of like how people can have the flu and think they have a fatal illness based off symptoms.

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Mmm based off symptoms I guess. Then again I don't automatically have a cold or something because I'm sneezing and it's a symptom of that.
I'm sneezing because my allergies are about to come back along with spring. Damn it
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Don't you mean CDO

This is a joke BTW :/
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I have OCPD which is similar.

Obsessive–compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is a personality disorder characterized by a general pattern of concern with orderliness, perfectionism, excessive attention to details, mental and interpersonal control, and a need for control over one's environment, at the expense of flexibility, openness to experience, and efficiency. Workaholism and miserliness are also seen often in those with this personality disorder.[2] Rituals are performed to the point of excluding leisure activities and friendships...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsessive%E2%80%93compulsive_personality_disorder
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PrinceJudar wrote:

OCD is when your symptoms significantly affect your daily functioning.




so if a person spending most or all of his/her waking hours online.. obsessed with posting about a certain thing over and over....

would it qualified as OCD ? or maybe it has to be more severe?
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AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:

so if a person spending most or all of his/her waking hours online.. obsessed with posting about a certain thing over and over....

would it qualified as OCD ? or maybe it has to be more severe?


Not that simple. It's both the quality and quantity of symptoms. Remember, we're talking about a mental disorder and not a simple stubborn bigot online.

A good illustration of common symptoms:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-T19wbcEA4



Many people take medication for it--for obvious reasons. It's not like being simply addicted to video gaming, or spending too much time online shitposting. Far from it. OCD applies to many matters of daily functioning and can be quite crippling to live with when left untreated.

Only a professional is qualified to diagnose these things--it's not like a simple flu or cold. Just like how one doesn't ask people online if they have a heart condition.

Here's a decent crash course on it as well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX7jnVXXG5o

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some ppl don't have it
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PrinceJudar wrote:


Not that simple. It's both the quality and quantity of symptoms. Remember, we're talking about a mental disorder and not a simple stubborn bigot online.

A good illustration of common symptoms:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-T19wbcEA4



Many people take medication for it--for obvious reasons. It's not like being simply addicted to video gaming, or spending too much time online shitposting. Far from it. OCD applies to many matters of daily functioning and can be quite crippling to live with when left untreated.

Only a professional is qualified to diagnose these things--it's not like a simple flu or cold. Just like how one doesn't ask people online if they have a heart condition.

Here's a decent crash course on it as well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX7jnVXXG5o



"shitposting" is that what people will call it ?

there was a guy i knew during highschool

he can't sit still-- always walking back and forth during breaks

when asked he stated that he has OCD..


speaking of gaming.. so even the cases with the gamers who died from playing games

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/tragic-teen-gamer-dies-after-6373887
http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/19/world/taiwan-gamer-death/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2020462/Xbox-addict-20-killed-blood-clot-12-hour-gaming-sessions.html

personally.. i think it's some form of OCD.. since it's an obsession to the extreme
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I dont know
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Have it. Don't like it. Still got the t-shirt.

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i'm diagnosed with anxiety and depression. it's well managed now, but i remember reading about OCD when i was trying to figure out what was wrong with me and i could relate to most of the points.
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AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:

"shitposting" is that what people will call it ?

there was a guy i knew during highschool

he can't sit still-- always walking back and forth during breaks

when asked he stated that he has OCD..


speaking of gaming.. so even the cases with the gamers who died from playing games

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/tragic-teen-gamer-dies-after-6373887
http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/19/world/taiwan-gamer-death/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2020462/Xbox-addict-20-killed-blood-clot-12-hour-gaming-sessions.html

personally.. i think it's some form of OCD.. since it's an obsession to the extreme


You're not understanding. Did you watch the links I provided?

Addiction is a problem, even with video games. However, someone with a drinking problem doesn't get diagnosed with OCD. C'mon now. Your preconception of OCD is both very wrong and inaccurate.

Addiction is not what Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is. OCD is not defined by addictive behaviors in any way. Obessive, yes--addictive, no. You aren't grasping this.

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