OCD tendencies?

  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    Oct 24, 2013 3:51 AM GMT
    anyone else besides me have this? Sometimes I think my small quirks are possibly crossing into actual OCD...
  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    Oct 24, 2013 11:15 AM GMT
    thebearerofbadnews saideverybody has a symptom of some mental condition BUT it's not the same as actually having it. i actually have the disorder and that shit is no fun. luckily, i've been slowly overcoming it after how many years.


    how did you overcome it?
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    Oct 24, 2013 3:59 PM GMT
    OCD interested me for a long time, as I have it, and so does Bill and a whole swack of people we both know. I think it a symptom of this day and age. Most people multitask constantly, online for example, and many types of jobs also train us to be this way.

    So, I thought of this extreme focus ability (the obsession component), being forced to flit between one thing and another causing compulsiveness; rather a misuse of a mental muscle.

    One friend in particular went to a psychologist and asked me to go with him as he was anxious. The Doc said though he didn't prescribe pills, he sometimes suggested a patient go to a psychiatrist for meds. This upset my buddy as he did not want meds, he wanted another way to deal with it.

    I suggested to the Doc what I'd done years before and that worked well for me. Training that mental muscle to focus on productive tasks in linear fashion rather than hop scotching between several and so excercise it properly and work out the spasms in that mental muscle, so to speak.


    Well, they tried this and it did work for my buddy.

    I firmly believe this does NOT work for everyone with OCD but does for some.
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    Oct 24, 2013 9:19 PM GMT
    Aristoshark saidOCD doesn't mean simply a focus on what you're doing. The "C" part means that there are compulsive, ritualistic behaviors that, while odd, are usually harmless unless they start to impede on your daily activities. The rituals soothe anxiety; it is really an anxiety disorder.


    Sometimes. What I did was address the compulsive side. I changed the rituals so that when I felt anxious I compulsive obsessively did something I chose to do that would improve the house, my career, etc.

    One guy I knew became compulsive obsessive over quitting smoking. My jaw dropped at the speed and efficiency he had in cutting it out of his life.

    This only works for some. Others require meds.
  • Timbales

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    Oct 24, 2013 11:05 PM GMT
    I am somewhat but I call it CDO so that it's in alphabetical order - as it should be.
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    Oct 25, 2013 1:20 AM GMT
    I am a little bit OCD! Like I have to have certain things in order or in place! I'd hate it if someone comes to my room, mess it up, take things out and not put it back into the same place! icon_evil.gif
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    Oct 25, 2013 1:23 AM GMT
    Sometimes I think my laser point attention to detail and my need to have everything in a logical pattern might be some mild OCD. But I am able to let things go even though it bothers me.
  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    Oct 26, 2013 4:07 AM GMT
    Aristoshark saidOCD doesn't mean simply a focus on what you're doing. The "C" part means that there are compulsive, ritualistic behaviors that, while odd, are usually harmless unless they start to impede on your daily activities. The rituals soothe anxiety; it is really an anxiety disorder.


    yea, its like letting something bother u so much that the only way to make the anxiety go away is to undo it or change it. Sometimes wearing a certain thing bugs me so much that the only way to feel at ease is changing out of it and putting someting on that I like...its crazy, but def OCDish
  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    Oct 26, 2013 4:07 AM GMT
    Aristoshark saidOCD doesn't mean simply a focus on what you're doing. The "C" part means that there are compulsive, ritualistic behaviors that, while odd, are usually harmless unless they start to impede on your daily activities. The rituals soothe anxiety; it is really an anxiety disorder.


    yea, its like letting something bother u so much that the only way to make the anxiety go away is to undo it or change it. Sometimes wearing a certain thing bugs me so much that the only way to feel at ease is changing out of it and putting someting on that I like...its crazy, but def OCDish
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    Oct 27, 2013 4:32 AM GMT
    When I'm free to do them without being a nuisance to anyone else; I tend to be a clean, organization, and sanitation freak in my own place.