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Old 07-17-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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How can you determine if you're developing OCD?

So maybe I'm blowing this out of proportion but it's something that just started recently and it's somewhat mentally draining at times. So occasionally I'll be performing some menial task and then it won't go "smoothly" and then I feel compelled to repeat what just happened. So for example I bought a new pair of shoes and I was examining them just out of the box and then my grip slipped momentarily and I dropped the shoe. Whenever I drop something I feel compelled to start, and bare with me, tossing it in the air, flipping it in the air, and catching it and then I repeat that a couple times until I, in a sense, "reassure" myself that I can do things smoothly. But when I was tossing the shoe then I dropped it, I felt the need to repeat that for some reason. So intentionally I dropped the shoe a couple times until that became almost like a routine and to me normal, like I had intended to drop the shoe all along.
> Skipping to the point......I know it sounds incredibly stupid, but am I developing obsessive compulsive disorder?

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Old 07-29-2012, 09:01 PM   #2
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Re: How can you determine if you're developing OCD?

It does seem that you are. Have you had little habits like those before? If so, you might actually have OCD.

Common habits:
Obsessive cleaning
Obsessive perfectionism
Blinking rituals
Turning things off and on multiple times
Doing things repeatedly until you feel you've got it, "Just right." (check)
Avoidance of certain colors or numbers
Touching rituals
And many more...
"Fools are those who think thy are wise and wise are those who know they are fools."

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