Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a type of chronic stress disorder that shows itself through a variety of symptoms. OCD causes the brain to fixate on a specific urge or thought that is often irrational and out of the person’s control. Those suffering with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder often say that the symptoms feel like a case of mental hiccups that won’t go away.

If I worry a lot, do I have OCD? While worries, superstitions, doubts and impulses are all a part of everyday life, people with OCD find such thoughts and behaviors completely overwhelming. With OCD, the brain keeps replaying worried thoughts. The feelings get worse and worse, which cause anxiety and hopelessness.

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  • CaseyGurlEH9494

    I was recently diagnosed with GAD and show signs of OCD. There are so many different obsessions/compulsions that people with OCD can have. I have a fear of heights. When I’m in 80+ feet in the air (so about 8 or more stories) I feel like I’m going to jump out of the window. I can’t stop thinking about it, especially if it’s a bad day. My heart races quickly and breathing also quickens. I also have a favorite number. 5. Numbers that are one away from a multiple of five give me extreme anxiety and prevent me from thinking rationally on bad days. Once I was at a baseball game and the people next to us moved over a seat so I would have to sit in seat nine. All I could think is “nine? I can’t sit in seat nine, I’m supposed to be in seat eight. Eight is my seat. Not nine. I can’t sit in nine.” the woman rolled her eyes and moved back. If i hadn’t have been so preoccupied with the anxiety caused from the incident, I would’ve tried to explain myself. Yeah, that didn’t happen….

  • Ariey

    I have ocd and its not an easy thing to live with. It got better for me now like I will have to open and reshut a door and change a song if it makes me get a tick because I feel like listening to a certain song will make something bad happen or I will be poisoned. I have to wash my own clothes and cook my own food or I think someone poisoned it and if I eat it I will get fat and sick. I used to lick my eyes and replay songs over and over and read things twice and do everything an even amount of times. I would even count every step I took and every two steps and take the same step twice. It really sucked,