Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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1 month ago by Anonymous Avocado

I have OCD
I have cleaning/contamination OCD. I tend to focus on fear or intense feelings of discomfort that results from contamination or uncleanliness.. I have this situation.. it's annoying
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1 month ago by Anonymous Pineapple

Real OCD !!
While at OCD Con, I spoke with a woman on the elevator who asked what the conference was for. I explained that it was for sufferers of and professionals who work in the field of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. She said, “Oh! A lot of my clients have OCD about organizing their homes. They tell me they’re OCD because they like things arranged a certain way.” I took the opportunity to gently educate her that liking things arranged a certain way is, in fact, not OCD. It’s just being particular. She then asked: “Well, what *is* OCD?” Outside of our amazing community OCD is still seen as the cleaning disorder or a fun quirk. Most people, just like the lady I encountered, have no idea what real ocd is. Real OCD is a debilitating disorder that latches onto the things you love the most. It gives you terrible and distressing unwanted and repetitive intrusive thoughts about those things. Thoughts that go against your values and can fill you with guilt and shame. The distress from those thoughts drives sufferers to carry out irrational behaviors called compulsions which are intended to relieve the distress. There is nothing fun or quirky about it. When I wash my dry cracked and bleeding hands for the 100th time because I’m terrified I’ll pass a fatal illness to my son, I’m not enjoying it. When I lay in bed ruminating over the deaths of my loved ones, I’m also not having fun. OCD is not fun. It’s not all about cleaning and organizing. It’s an irrational debilitating and all-consuming disorder that ruins, and even takes, lives. It’s important for the public to know just how serious OCD is so that when someone like me starts having symptoms they recognize it and can get proper help. If you like organizing your belongings, cleaning or having things done a certain way, that’s great, but it’s not OCD. If you enjoy it, it isn’t OCD.
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Should I
The problem is I am 13 years old and I am dealing with this so can I ask some questions to you So the question is should I wash my hands if I touch my slippers but it does not but still I feel like it does so can you all help me with this what should I do
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Also now adays, im experiencing a type of thing where im unable to understand even a basic sentence without making a its picture in my mind. For e.g, if i say that i read somewhere "all molecules are made up of atoms", then first its me making its picture that shows how atoms actually combine to form molecules. If i donot make it then the sentence goes straight over my head. Another example (for clarification), if i remember that i said something in my past then without making the whole picture and the complete imagination process, i still stay confused. If i say yes, i did wash my hands then I'll sketch up the whole frame that how, when etc i rubbed the hand washer between my palms and stuff like these.
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It started recently (in the month of February) when my thoughts started to go against me. I dont know, what brought this disorder in me but im sure that due to my studies, i was tensed, stressed and anxious all the time. Whenever i try to concentrate on my studies, it doesnt let me. I tried to search, some relatable things i discovered in me are scrupulosity as well as brain fog. I try to ignore these thoughts but sometimes i fail and when i fail even once i loose hope for the next time!
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