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    Are You Also Perhaps Obsessive Compulsive Like Me?

    I was about to say that I "suffer" from OCD. Thing is I don't really "suffer" from it ... I just have it.

    Like I used to check the front door a gazillion times before going to bed . But I managed to get over that one. However I still check my cooker a couple of times before I go out just in case I haven't switched off all the plates. I refuse to touch dirty banknotes in case they contaminate me. I arrange my work space in a certain way. Like I put objects, such as books in a certain order or in a symmetric fashion.

    Maybe its because I'm creative & eccentric.
    "The embers of our past lives lie smouldering within us awaiting the winds of remembrance to fan them in flames of reality." Dax.

    #2
    My daughter says her and I both are.

    I'll take her word for it.

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      #3
      this seems to be the new trendy self diagnosis. not that OP isn't legit, the description he gives does sound actually kind of OCD. but i've just noticed that it's hard to find someone who doesn't claim to have it these days.

      personally, i think i'm all fucked up in the head, but i'm confident that this is not one of my issues. i tend to piss off my friends by doing things that "trigger" their "disorder", just because those things really don't bother me.

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        #4
        Depending on my mood and the situation at hand, I can be obsessive compulsive.

        But OCD just sounds like another one of those "disorders" that so-called "mental health experts" will diagnose with a 20-question survey without going into much depth.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Undies View Post
          this seems to be the new trendy self diagnosis. not that OP isn't legit, the description he gives does sound actually kind of OCD. but i've just noticed that it's hard to find someone who doesn't claim to have it these days.

          personally, i think i'm all fucked up in the head, but i'm confident that this is not one of my issues. i tend to piss off my friends by doing things that "trigger" their "disorder", just because those things really don't bother me.
          Agree. Liking things in a certain order or a certain way seems to have become synonymous with OCD. I was going to type almost your exact post, until I read it.


          I do think that people with OCD necessarily suffer from it though.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Youfreeme View Post

            I do think that people with OCD necessarily suffer from it though.

            Why do you think this?

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              #7
              Originally posted by 6-eyed View Post
              Depending on my mood and the situation at hand, I can be obsessive compulsive.

              But OCD just sounds like another one of those "disorders" that so-called "mental health experts" will diagnose with a 20-question survey without going into much depth.
              I agree .. told my kiddo the other day that they have a convenient name for everything that might piss someone off about individuals these days.
              My name for all that shit is "Alphabet Disorder". Lmao
              One letter short from ADD

              She said "Ok, Boomer". I said if I had been born 3 or 4 months later I'd be Gen Z, so yeah. Fffffffff it. Lol!
              Sign of the times

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                #8
                Originally posted by Audiogen View Post


                Why do you think this?
                In order to be diagnosed with OCD your obsessions have to cause you anxiety and occupy your thoughts enough to interfere with your daily life and functioning. Compulsions alleviate the anxiety or distress, even at the expense of functioning properly and being able to complete normal tasks. It’s an anxiety disorder- so if the anxiety and time consuming compulsions aren’t present, then it isn’t OCD.

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                  #9
                  I've always had tendencies but I think most people do - nothing bad enough to affect my life in a negative way or to earn a diagnosis though. I just like to clean and organize to self soothe when I'm anxious.

                  But I am pretty sure I had post partum OCD for a few years after my son was born. I never went to the doctor about it so didn't get a diagnosis but the symptoms were there. I became consumed with obsessive thoughts of death and then I would have compulsions to relieve my thoughts. Like, anytime I laid down to go to sleep I would have intrusive thoughts of my house being consumed with fire and dying in the fire, and I would have to get up and check the stove 4 times for each knob, 16 times total, to relieve my thoughts. Or I would have thoughts of someone breaking in my house and shooting everyone and would have to check the door lock 4 times. I actually just started to get over this in the last couple of years and I still check the stove but it's more out of habit now rather than because I feel driven to do it.

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                    That's awful. I'm glad it's better now.

                  #10
                  I was told I had "obsessive compulsive tendencies" by a psychiatrist when I was younger, but I don't think I'd be told the same thing today.

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                    #11
                    I've never been diagnosed, and I normally don't notice the way my clothes fit, but when I get stressed out, I feel every part of my shirt, socks, or whatever that is not adjusted "right". I'll adjust a sleeve, but when I do, I'll feel the collar of my shirt not feeling right. I fix the collar and something else is now messed up. A few times, while driving, I've pulled into parking lots just to get out and straighten everything.

                    It only happens when I get really stressed out AND I'm bored. No one notices as far as I know(I've not pulled over to adjust with passengers).

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                      #12
                      Meeting a psychiatrist many years ago, he randomly pulled a clipboard out of nowhere and had me fill out a survey to see if I was OCD.

                      That's how most of these "disorders" are diagnosed

                      It's a scam. And a slap in the face to those who actually have a real mental illness.

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                        #13
                        I am normal

                        no disorders

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                          #14
                          Originally posted by 6-eyed View Post
                          Meeting a psychiatrist many years ago, he randomly pulled a clipboard out of nowhere and had me fill out a survey to see if I was OCD.

                          That's how most of these "disorders" are diagnosed

                          It's a scam. And a slap in the face to those who actually have a real mental illness.
                          Incidently I also suffer from chronic depression.
                          "The embers of our past lives lie smouldering within us awaiting the winds of remembrance to fan them in flames of reality." Dax.

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                            #15
                            Originally posted by SpaceMan View Post
                            I am normal

                            no disorders



                            OK.......



                            Cheers Glen.

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