Hey, I don't have OCD but about the symmetry thing, If I were to scratch my right elbow I get an urge to scratch my left elbow in the exact same spot, has that ever happened to you? Scrupulosity - Obsessions and compulsions related to religion. A subreddit dedicated to discussion, articles, and images regarding OCD. It probably also helps that often times when I'm right-clicking while reading an article or comments so I'm not really paying much attention and only to an observer does it look odd. I find that it just doesn't feel balanced when I only touch things once. If you want any other information you can PM me or reply to this post. Obsessive fears of being violent, or of violence happening to themselves or others. (ROCD) - Obsessive doubts over the sufferer’s relationships. I have a similar case where things need to be 'even', mostly when using a computer (and to a much lesser extent). OCD and ADHD are strange bedfellows. No matter what you do, you cant seem to shake them. Fear that one may act on random intrusive thoughts. Troubled relationships 5. If you post anything like that here you will be banned without warning. And to think people say they have OCD just because they don't like having a dirty room. Milk thistle. Supersitious compulsions to prevent these events. ROCD obsessions can also occur regarding non-romantic relationships. Recite a litany about the food and water, not breaking the rhythm. I eventually had a psychotic episode and began treatment. OCD symptoms must not be due to the physiological effects of a substance (such as a side effect of a medication or illicit drug). A person may experience symptoms of OCD that involve multiple themes and subtypes of OCD, and it is not unusual for a person to suddenly experience obsessions about new OCD content areas.. Excessive, prolonged thought and analysis of a specific question, theme, etc. Cleaning and washing is often done repeatedly until the person with OCD ‘feels’ things are no longer contaminated. "Immersive or excessive daydreaming which is specifically characterized by attendant distress or functional impairment, whether or not it is contingent upon a history of trauma or abuse.". Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. What Are the Signs of OCD? An obsession is an unwanted and unpleasant thought, image or urge that repeatedly enters a person's mind, causing feelings of anxiety, disgust or unease. Excessive inability to discard or dispose of things. HOCD: Homosexual/heterosexual OCD, also sometimes used for harm OCD The idea of OCD being an affinity for symmetry and organization while being "triggered" by things like unnevenness is, in almost all cases, nothing more than a stupid stereotype spread by people who don't know any better. Hyper-analysis of any perceived fault or point of contention in a relationship. EDIT: as u/PopeJohnPaulII pointed out I do have one related to computers. Signs of obsession include: Repeated unwanted ideas; Fear of contamination; Aggressive impulses; Persistent sexual thoughts; Images of hurting someone you love; Thoughts that you might cause others harm; Thoughts that you might be harmed; Signs of compulsion include: General Sexual Aggression; intense anxiety that the sufferer may be at risk of raping or sexually assaulting somebody. Words - compulsive avoidance of speaking, writing, or reading certain words. Doubting Everything. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is a mental health condition defined by intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Fear that one will poison others - avoidance of preparing food or drink. Eating and drinking must all be done in rhythmic groups of three. For example, resisting compulsions. Click here to view the subreddit without memes. Visualization of obsessions, theoretical possibilities, etc. Avoidance of public places for fear of causing harm or receiving harm. If you or someone you know experiences these or similar symptoms, it could be a red flag for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).. Being around messy people makes me very uncomfortable. For the past few weeks it has been driving me crazy. AGAIN with a rhythm that CAN NOT BE BROKEN. OCD about being a pedophile, does not mean someone actually has pedophilic thoughts, it's an obsessive fear of having those thoughts or being that thing. Sexual obsession i… Religious obsessions regarding intrusive thoughts. Obsessive order and arrangement of books, spices, etc., for fear of some catastrophic consequence. Turn on tap with elbows. General Sexual Aggression; intense anxiety that the sufferer may be at risk of raping or sexually assaulting somebody. Having POCD, e.g. These terms are nothing more but shorthand for people to describe their symptoms more easily. Take a drink of water in three sips with a certain rhythm. For example, if your OCD mainly revolves around your relationship, you can say you have ROCD. The person is unable to control either the thoughts or activities for more than a short period of time. CBT is a type of therapy that teaches you tools you can use on a daily basis to manage your disorder. Obsessions are the intrusive ideas, thoughts, or images that are experienced as senseless or repugnant. Avoidance - compulsive avoidance of certain things to prevent the occurrence of an obsessive thought. Inside the mind of an OCD sufferer: People with this disorder have disturbing, unwanted thoughts, such as the belief that they are contaminated by germs or are about to be in a horrible car crash. Failure? Signs of relationship OCD Another difference: People with ROCD respond to doubts with compulsive behavior. Other symptoms may include: higher rates of obsessive ideas about sex and religion than people with just OCD lower rates of ritual checking than people with just OCD higher rates of substance abuse than people with just bipolar disorder or OCD more episodes of … Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition where a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive activity. Fear that one is a sociopath, psychopath, or incapable of empathy or emotion. Compulsions are repetitive behaviours and actions, both internal and external, that one does with the aim of reducing the anxiety caused by obsessions. I recently discovered ERP therapy and I strongly suggest you look into it and if there are no programs in your area you can do it yourself. Compulsions relating blinking, breathing, swallowing to other obsessions. Shower, washing my body in sections again with a rhythm, repeating on failure. Excessive hand washing, tooth brushing, showering. A core symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is obsessions, which are unwanted, distressing, and uncontrollable thoughts.The content and themes of these intrusive thoughts vary but are often of a disturbing nature. The act of checking, through thought or action, is the compulsion, done to relieve anxiety related to being unsure of things. The researchers say that this may indicate a particular form of OCD that involves intrusive thoughts about the baby, avoidance, panic attacks, depression and other symptoms. Detachment from reality because of internal dialogue. These are all I can remember or be bothered to type right now. No Unethical, Unverified or Otherwise Nonsense "Treatments", Press J to jump to the feed. Compulsive, excessive confession of any perceived minor sin. Three sets of three bites, three sets of three bites, three sets of three bites. Obsessions are intrusive thoughts that cause unease, apprehension, dysphoria, fear, or worry. I would wash my hands constantly through the day, easily wasting half of the day washing my hands. These symptoms involve unwanted thoughts or … OCD symptoms include obsessions, compulsions, or both. Mental compulsions, prayer, etc to attempt to purify one’s thoughts. These terms are just easier ways for people to describe the ways their OCD manifests. For example with me I used to check if the doors were locked 3 or 4 times before finally going to bed so what I might do is when going to bed I will lock the doors and go lay in bed and then fight the urge to check. 5) I keep trying to forget that my body is asymmetrical, but every now and then, I'll remember and wish my body was perfectly symmetrical, Omg, this sounds like me expect for me i think in 12s and increments of 2. There were many, many other things I did. Naturally the majority of mouse clicking is left-click so I need a number of right-clicks to even things out. Anxiety regarding perceived changes to one’s morals or opinions, often as a result of exposure. Excessive management, organization, and cataloguing of otherwise insignificant objects. I do all of this stuff. It's extremely important that you see an OCD specialist so they can teach you how to manage your disorder. I just took extra care to notice that I do DO it with a touchpad... but I guess I don't notice as much... or a result of me thinking about it caused me to start doing it... no idea. He went on to try half a dozen medications over a period of a year and a half. Anxieties that one may harm children, loved ones, or innocents. In addition, four of the following symptoms must be present nearly every day during the same 2-week period: Difficulty thinking or concentrating Eating too much or too little Intense anxiety regarding senses or bodily functions. Compulsive skin picking or hair-pulling. Intrusive sexual thoughts often invoke an involuntary groinal response unrelated to true sexual attraction, which leads to further confusion and anxiety. For example every once in a while after using a computer with a mouse for an extended period of time I have a need/urge to right click the mouse. Intrusive Sexual Thoughts. Many compulsions and obsessions will inevitably be missing from any compilation. 696 votes, 837 comments. Both are caused by problems in the frontal lobe, but ADHD is caused by underactivity (not enough dopamine and norepinephrine) in the brain and OCD is due to overactivity (too much serotonin). 103k members in the OCD community. Fear that intrusive thoughts have permanently contaminated one’s mind. I envy you. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by compulsions (an uncontrollable impulse to perform an act, often repetitively) and obsessions (the inability to stop thinking about a certain topic or image without anxiety). Consider posting in /r/OCDmemes instead! Obsessive perfectionism, often confused with OCD. Pure-O: Purely obsessions. Pedophile OCD, or POCD; intense anxiety that the sufferer may be sexually attracted to children, and/or may be a risk to children. Doubts of the sufferer’s or their partner’s faithfulness. Specks and dots on my eating utensils and glasses, that would not bother other people, cause me to get new glasses and utensils. There are types of CBT, the main one for OCD treatment being ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention). Homosexual OCD, or HOCD; intense anxiety that the sufferer may be sexually attracted to the same sex. This may have brought you too a 75/100 in terms of anxiety and you would just sit there staring at the 9 out of 10 for as long as it takes for your anxiety to drop by half to a manageable level. Difficulty attending work, school or social activities 4. As with all OCD, the sufferer understands that these actions are irrational, but they are still unable to disconnect them from the obsession. If the rhythm is incorrect then take 3x3 sips, if this is not done correctly then I should take 3x3x3 sips, etc. Anxiety regarding how faithful one is towards their beliefs. About Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. ‘Just Right’-ness - Obsession with perfect symmetry, or other perceived correct actions or arrangements. Social anxiety related to spreading or contracting contaminants. And on and on and on. /r/oddlysatisfying and /r/mildlyinfuriating type content are not OCD!!! Please keep in mind anything and everything in this subreddit may be considered triggering to those suffering with OCD or related disorders, use your own discretion while browsing. Intrusive thoughts regarding harm happening to loved ones, self, innocents. It is Exposure Response Prevention therapy and basically works like this: You expose yourself to your obsession but prevent the action that is the compulsion. Nailbiting. Communication - sending texts and emails, calling people to make sure they’re safe. Some of the more commonly used terms are: ROCD: Relationship OCD Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder characterized by two components: obsessions and compulsions. Questioning one’s sexual or emotional attraction towards their partner. Health issues, such as contact dermatitis from frequent hand-washing 3. Memory - analyzing your memory to ‘make sure’ that something happened or didn’t happen. People suffering from OCD experience intense anxiety about the nature of their obsessions and engage in … I have to count certain things out loud, or my brain will make me eventually stop and start over when I get past ten. Nailbiting or even nail picking can actually fall under OCD. Do three times for both hands, if failed then do 3x3, etc. (And for those wondering it doesn't seem to matter if I'm using a touchpad, only when using a mouse.). Excessive analysis of one’s intentions, values, or morality. Please read below for more information and resources about about OCD and what this subreddit is! Intrusive sexual thoughts about other people while the sufferer is in a committed relationship, fear that this constitutes infidelity. The symmetry stuff is really annoying, like if one of my friends touches one of my hands, and I have to brush the other hand against something in the same place. The symptoms of OCD include both obsessive and compulsive behaviors. Constantly seeking reassurance and approval from one’s partner. Predictions - compulsions done to prevent or guarantee a predicted event. Intrusive thoughts of violent imagery regarding self or others. But help is available. But if you suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors become so consuming they interfere with your daily life. Fearing contamination or inconsistency of one’s mind and thoughts. OCDmemes - Have an OCD related meme? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a condition marked by a pattern of unwanted, intrusive thoughts, feelings, images, sensations, or urges that take the form of a Feared Story. Anxiety regarding eating food prepared by others, or serving food. Checking is often done repeatedly, dozens or hundreds of times. Obsessive collection of notes, forms, papers, lists, etc. OCPD - Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder. The intensity of symptoms change through the year. "Worriers and doubters are afraid that if everything isn’t perfect or done just … If I touch something with my left hand,like a table,I HAVE to touch the same exact spot with my right hand.This extends to the part when and if I scratch my one ear,I have to scratch the other one too(even if its not itching) for the same amount of time I scratched the first one.Things don't bother me that much now but as a child whenever I put on a shirt and say put my right hand first,I'd remove it and then wear it again,this time putting my left hand first in the sleeve.And for the coping up part I always seemed to distract myself from my weird habits earlier but it just made things worse.So I sort of accepted it and it gradually got better. Its symptoms include having violent, intrusive thoughts. For example, I breathed out of my nose and my right arm felt it, I then breathed in a similar way but onto my left arm. Press J to jump to the feed. For example, obsessing about one’s family dying suddenly, and flicking light switches on and off 10 times to prevent this. Then again as I mentioned before it's quite mild so even not doing it is only a minor annoyance. The reverse can also be true for homosexual people with OCD. Obsessive re-reading - repeatedly reading and re-reading written work to make sure nothing bad was written, or to make sure no information was missed. Obsessive analysis of past sins, fear that one will be forgotten or not forgiven. Physical cleaning and washing to attempt to clear contamination of the mind. I keep trying to forget that my body is asymmetrical, but every now and then, I'll remember and wish my body was perfectly symmetrical. r/AskReddit is the place to ask and answer thought-provoking questions. I would do this for ALL food and drink, even snacks. r/AskReddit is the place to ask and answer thought-provoking questions. Inability to stop thinking about a given topic. This plant can go toe to toe against Rx drugs for OCD: An eight-week study published in … Pure O is a lesser-known subtype of obsessive-compulsive disorder, commonly known as OCD. After years of struggling with OCD symptoms, he was finally diagnosed with the condition in his early 30s. Have an OCD related meme you want to post? Anxiety related to intrusive thoughts during religious actions, in sacred buildings, etc. Hyper-analysis of interactions with other people relating to a fear of emotional infidelity. Everything has a place, and there is a place for everything. Obsessions about maintaining a certain weight, skin tone, body fat, etc. Sexual obsessions are frequently accompanied by a form of checking. If anybody has any questions I'll be happy to help. Likewise HOCD does not mean you have homosexual thoughts or anything against homosexuality, it's just a fear of being something you're not - an identity crisis, more than anything. 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