OCD Anyone? [Pic]

Submitted by: ElectricEye 3 years ago in Quizzes
Something is out of place...must fix it.

Must organize the mess.
Everything must be the same size and shape.

Too much confusion, must organize.

Cleanliness...must wash hands.
Counting and odd numbers.

Clean, clean , clean.

What makes your OCD kick in? Post a pic with your reply in the comments.
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Male 14,334
You should be annoyed about this. It`s an insult to actual sufferers, and it makes it much more difficult for them to actually be taken seriously.


Mmmm some of those things can most definitely be OCD common ones actually depends on the frequency. Hand washing that`s a big one seen it, compulsive cleaning yep seen it, having to sort strange things yep seen that too. Kind of runs in my mothers side of the family including her.
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Male 2,850
@McGovern1981

I make a point about there being a lot of people claiming OCD as an affectation, and you quibble over the specific wording I used.

Fine, "none" was incorrect. I should have said "hardly any". Are you happy now?

Do you have anything else to say that isn`t pointless prattling about semantics?
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Male 14,334
@Musuko42

That`d wouldn`t make none numbnuts that`d be at least two......
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Male 2,850
@McGovern1981

"You know everyone here doesn`t have it because you`ve somehow done a psych evaluation over the internet. Know it all dickmunch right there."

We have one person, Pinkminx22, who has described symptoms of actual OCD, and a whole slew of people describing petty annoyances/quirks/anxieties.

So I`d say I`ve been pretty accurate in my statement.

You should be annoyed about this. It`s an insult to actual sufferers, and it makes it much more difficult for them to actually be taken seriously.

And there`s so damn much of it. I`m not fussy, I have OCD. I`m not a sulky teenager, I have depression. I`m not socially inept, I have social anxiety disorder (or, as the latest fads seem to be, awkward or introverted).

All of it is wearing an affectation. It`s disgusting and it needs to stop.
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Male 14,334
[quote]None of these are drating OCD. These are normal compulsions. It`s OCD when it`s repeated, obsessive, and disruptive to daily life.

None of you have OCD. Stop trying to pretend to be special with these damn affectations.[/quote]

You know everyone here doesn`t have it because you`ve somehow done a psych evaluation over the internet. Know it all dickmunch right there.
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Female 4,039
Stuff all over the kitchen table in my house or anyone else`s makes me crazy. Keys, mail, shopping bags, change, magazines - I need it to have nothing on it. I don`t know if that`s OCD or I`m just a weirdo.
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Male 2,860
Dammit HalfPint.
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Female 2,764

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Male 2,675
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I won`t sleep until I get up and re-check it.

What makes it worse is the type of lock thing on our doors - one is locked when vertical, the other is locked when horizontal ... just adds that sliver of doubt.

Counting - you could ask me how many windows I have on my house, how many steps on the staircase, how many support pillars in the room I work in, etc, etc.

I wouldn`t say it`s debilitating, just quirky/weird.
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Male 2,675
Symptoms

- Obsessions or compulsions that are not due to medical illness or drug use
- Obsessions or compulsions that cause major distress or interfere with everyday life

There are many types of obsessions and compulsions. Examples include:

- Checking and rechecking actions (such as turning out the lights and locking the door)
- Excessive counting
- Excessive fear of germs
- The compulsion to repeatedly wash the hands to ward off infection

The person usually recognizes that the behavior is excessive or unreasonable.

http://www.ncbi.nlm. nih.gov/pubmedhealth /PMH0001926/#adam_ 000929.disease.symptoms

Door locks and counting are a couple of mine. I`ll look at the lock, go unlock and lock it again, open door and check if knob turns from outside ... There`s been times it`s taken me several minutes to convince myself that it is indeed locked and verified. If there`s the sliver of any doubt in my mind, I won`t sleep until
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Male 6,227
@ Pinkminx: I`m glad for you. I`ve got to hope that through force of will, people can discourage their minds from taking certain paths--at least some seem to be able to do so some of the time. Knowing how to distract oneself is a really important skill in life, I think.

I know just a smidgin about OCD because of a sister-in-law of mine who struggled with hand-washing. It was pretty bad, but I believe she`s better now.
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Female 1,163
@squirlz4sale...yes these were apart of my symptoms at one time. It was much worse when I was a teenager, however over the years I have learned to deal with it. I used to take medications for it, but I thought the pills made me feel worse than the actual disorder. I am not as bad as I used to be. Every now and then I can feel the disorder try to creep back, I just don`t do those rituals in spite of how much anxiety it may cause me..I just keep telling myself that the anxiety will go away eventually, and I occupy my mind with other things instead. However, I know there are a lot of people not as lucky as I am and have never learned to deal with the disorder. I was able to "tame my own beast" I guess you could say. It took me years to do it though.
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Male 3,442
there used to be this reality tv show called obseesion (kind of like hoarders but for ocd). the one episode i remember was about a teacher who was obsessed with going to the gym. if he had a few spare minutes, he would get in his car and drive to the closest gym (he was a member to all local gyms) run in the gym and hop on any available machine, do a few reps, and then be off in less then 10 minutes with out changing his clothes. he would do this all through out the day. it was destroying his family life because he was spending all his time running back and forth between gyms. i realized the guy had a problem when he talked about his other obsession, when he drives, he has to add up all the numbers on the license plate in front of him. he said he liked it when he saw a license plate that says something, because it gives him a break.
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Male 6,227
@ SPrinkZ: That was harsh and uncalled-for.
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Male 2,294
@Wendy:

You do not have OCD. You`re just an idiot.
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Male 2,294
OCD is a compulsion like a sneeze. You cannot resist it without serious discomfort. I`ve had OCD before.
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Female 543
I have heavy obsessions, since I was a child. Always been very concerned about suffocating and germ contamination from peoples` mouths. I also had it really bad as a kid, I could hardly sleep because I was always obsessing over hypothetical emergencies, like what if a fire started, what if a robber came in, etc. I also have dermatophagia, it`s still pretty prevalent. I was medicated for a few years for my OCD/anxiety/depression and it helped...ish. I still get anxiety attacks and can get into periods of obsession.
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Male 12,365
Does that sound insane? If it does, I have described it properly.

And that`s the barest hint of a very mild case of a bit of slight OCD, maybe.
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Male 12,365
OCD is making good running for second place behind flu for "most trivialised serious medical problem".

A mild to moderate preference for orderly patterns isn`t OCD any more than a cold is flu.

I would say that on bad days I have a very slight touch of the mildest fringe of OCD.

On those days, it can take me half a dozen attempts to load the washing machine. I`ll look inside for puppies and kittens. Then I`ll start loading the machine, but I must put all the clothes on the kitchen floor first so that I can continuously watch the washing machine drum while I load it so that I would see if any puppies or kittens jumped in. Did I miss one? I might have done. I was watching carefully but I`m not perfect and maybe I missed one. Unload the machine and start again. Make sure I am constantly watching the drum as I do so. Repeat. With increasing fear.

There are no puppies or kittens in my house.
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Male 978
hate people using the term OCD for small annoyances, it`s not ocd, stop watering down a serious psychological condition because one biscuit is out of place.
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Male 4,431
Of all those, the fig newton would bug me most. And, what mykunter posted. OMFG, over the back is wrong on so many levels, and there are some very real and logical and health-based reasons behind it!
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Male 2,468
@Wendypants....

You`re the perfect candidate for the old Thief series of PC games. Stop on by ttlg.com for the 411 on how to get started.
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Female 2,415
The only way I let my OCD get the better of me is when I eat smarties: I start by arranging them by colour (first browns, pinks, then the rainbows) and begin to eat them largest amount first starting with the brown then pink, alternating til they`re all gone. Then I can start with the rainbows; one rainbow at a time always starting with the purple to red. BUT when I eat them I have to start the very first smartie by warming it up between my hands for a bit; when that has been warmed I put it under my tongue for a while to finish the warming process - while I`m doing that I put the next one in my hands to get the next smartie ready - and once it is properly warmed I carefully crack the shell in my mouth so that there are (hopefully) two half-shells cracked lengthwise in my mouth. Then I can suck away the chocolate and only then I can crunch the shells. Then I repeat this process until the smarties have been very carefully eaten. It takes me a long, long time to eat smarties.
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Female 2,415
I would almost say I have OCD except I don`t let it ruin my life; I only let out the OCD tendencies in aspects of my life that I deem `safe`, like in playing video games. (When I play a game I exhaustively explore every area 100% completely until I know it all by heart and only after that do I move onto the next part, for example).
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Male 6,227
Omigosh, Pinkminx. Are those symptoms you`ve had? If so, I`m sorry and feel for you. =V.V=
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Male 38,502

I don`t have OCD. Neither does my husband. He`s just a picky bitch.
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Female 1,163
Picking up and putting down items off of a grocery store shelf until unwanted thoughts go away, or flipping a light switch on and off or else the fear of "something bad will happen" will become extremely overwhelming. Obsessive thoughts that will not go away on their own until certain rituals are complete. Must wash hands 5 times every time someone mentions a certain word. Opening and closing doors 10 times, and if you don`t, here come those horrible obsessive thoughts that cause extreme anxiety to the person suffering from this disorder..OCD sucks for those who truly have it. All of this may sound very silly to anyone that doesn`t have OCD, but to the person that does have it... These obsessive thoughts are very real and are extremely disruptive in the person`s life. The list goes on and on. There are a lot of issues that come into play when dealing with OCD.
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Male 2,390
I don`t have OCD, but my wife does and I know EVERYTHING that sets her off....there isn`t enough free space here to describe everthing.
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Male 3,909
When it comes to all these weird mental disorders, most of it is bullsh*t from your doctor to get you to spend all your f*cking money on prescriptions. Some people do legitimately have these disorders and need treatment but you know damn well the majority of them don`t.

I told them once I had a hard time sleeping when it`s too quiet (which is why I usually fall sleep with the tv on & sleep timer set) and they kept trying to push Ambien & sh*t like that on me. You could go to your doctor and say you`ve been feeling kind of lazy for a few days and they`d probably try to put you on anti-depressants immediately, it`s all about the $$$$.
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Female 4,447
@Musuko, you`re right, I don`t have OCD. Crooked pictures still give me twitchy eye, though. I mean, if you`re not going to make them straight, why bother hanging them in the first place? If you can see that it`s crooked, fix it!
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Male 2,850
None of these are drating OCD. These are normal compulsions. It`s OCD when it`s repeated, obsessive, and disruptive to daily life.

None of you have OCD. Stop trying to pretend to be special with these damn affectations.
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Female 4,447
Just looking at this makes my eye twitch.

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Male 38,502

If you want something done right hire and OCD person to do it.


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Male 37,843
Hand-washing Disorder is brutal, one of the most difficult mental disorders to treat.

Luckily I don`t have that! And I especially don`t have that last one... lolz!
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Male 7,775
Yes- what mykunter says.
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Male 2,436

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Male 2,675
That sprinkles one looks like fun ... I was tempted to try it ... that`s when I knew I was a sick sick man. :(
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Male 2,729
Link: OCD Anyone? [Pic] [Rate Link] - What makes your OCD kick in? Post a pic with your reply in the comments.
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