OCD (or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) is a strange type of anxiety. People often joke about having it because they like having things a certain way. OCD obsessive cat disorder. However, wanting to put objects in order or be tidy is only a small piece of this difficult illness.
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Those with OCD face daily challenges with their thoughts. First of all, obsessions enter one’s mind and refuse to leave. For example, I have struggled for years with thoughts about hurting myself or others. No matter how hard I tried, the images and words would not leave my head. Secondly, people have compulsions or actions that they feel like they must do. OCD obsessive cat disorder. This includes hand washing, checking locks, counting bathroom stalls (I do this all of the time), arranging items, and other such actions. People who live with OCD drag a metal sea anchor around. Obsession is a break, a source of drag, not a badge of creativity, a mark of genius or an inconvenient side effect of some greater function.
Relax and be yourself!
Yeah it’s more about negative thoughts replying over and over and over. Yeah if it can be placated by some physical activity like cleaning or checking a to see if the door is locked or coffee pot is off it gives mild comfort. Yet many times the negative thoughts are about things that can’t be fixed or checked so easily causing major anxiety and helplessness. I still check a lot, but mostly locks on windows & doors. I like doing my checks at night it helps me sleep better. I like having everything “just so” & live with a person who is kind of sloppy so I’m always “fixing” things & “righting” them. Just makes me feel better. I have “slight” OCD based on some of my behaviors. I can’t imagine having full-blown OCD, as my anxiety and depression are bad enough. Good luck to you, Sadrach Baker, as your comments here are always spot on.