OCD

Toilet roll must go on with paper over the top rather tan down the back.

What OCD's do you have

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Have to eat everything with a small spoon

The need to breathe every few seconds, otherwise if I forget then I get all agitated.

juhu69

Toilet roll must go on with paper over the top rather tan down the … Toilet roll must go on with paper over the top rather tan down the back.What OCD's do you have


quite right
must not step on breaks
must avoid closed spaces
must have latest tech

qavi23

Have to eat everything with a small spoon



I do this too, is this really OCD?

qavi23

Have to eat everything with a small spoon

mystogan12

I do this too, is this really OCD?



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oh so much more don't get me started.

toshapetriji

Theretheirthey'readvice adviseoh so much more don't get me started.



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Banned

what heresy !!!! over the top !?

Banned

Have to wash hands after visiting toilet.

Forks must nest correctly in cutlery tray. Have to wear an accurate watch, preferably a wave ceptor but always late. Can't stop making words up out of car number plates.

Harefoot

Forks must nest correctly in cutlery tray. Have to wear an accurate … Forks must nest correctly in cutlery tray. Have to wear an accurate watch, preferably a wave ceptor but always late. Can't stop making words up out of car number plates.



Does a cutlery tray contain an assortment of food preparation/eating utensils, rather than being just a receptacle for storing knifes?
How inaccurate is your accurate timepiece?
Do you mean "1337", or "words" formed like "numb3r5"?

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ifrazalam

Have to wash hands after visiting toilet.


I wish more people had this one

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Harefoot

Forks must nest correctly in cutlery tray. Have to wear an accurate … Forks must nest correctly in cutlery tray. Have to wear an accurate watch, preferably a wave ceptor but always late. Can't stop making words up out of car number plates.



Similar utensils must be together in the dishwasher - all the spoons in one compartment, all the forks in another.

My wife said she's leaving me because she can't handle my OCD.

"Close the door five times on your way out," I said..

juhu69

Similar utensils must be together in the dishwasher - all the spoons in … Similar utensils must be together in the dishwasher - all the spoons in one compartment, all the forks in another.



...with plates & cups in a separate dedicated device?

A lot of these so far are not OCD. Neatness, good hygiene and good timekeeping are not OCD. My daughter recently accused me of being OCD, this was because it was 8 weeks from the start of our holiday to the USA and her family had still not sent off for their passports.

OCD symptoms can range from mild to severe. For example, some people with OCD may spend an hour or so a day engaged in obsessive-compulsive thinking and behaviour. For others, the condition can completely take over their life.
Although OCD affects individuals differently, most people with the condition fall into a set pattern of thought and behaviour. The pattern has four main steps:
obsession – your mind is overwhelmed by a constant obsessive fear or concern, such as the fear your house will be burgled
anxiety – this obsession provokes a feeling of intense anxiety and distress
compulsion – you adopt a pattern of compulsive behaviour to reduce your anxiety and distress, such as checking all your windows and doors are locked at least three times before leaving the house
temporary relief – the compulsive behaviour brings temporary relief from anxiety but the obsession and anxiety soon return, causing the cycle to begin again

davelfc

A lot of these so far are not OCD.



Don't think any of them are.

When rewinding or forwarding our Sky Tv, I have to press the buttons enough times so I can see the number 30 (on the speed thing). If I only need to go back a second, its a nightmare as I go much further back than I need to.
I used to do things like switch the kettle off just before it clicks off itself, or I had to be in a certain room when I heard it click off. I used to think if I didn't, my Mam would die. She did pass away (It wasn't my fault!), then I thought, what the hell am I doing this for anymore? I can feel it slowly creeping back.
+1 for the toilet roll, the 'other' way is plain nasty.

fill and boil the kettle every morning evening if I don't want a cup of tea so its ready when I do

put the dishwasher tablets in as soon once last load is finished so its ready for next time

take recycling out each night.

p.s, agree about the toilet roll

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especially Hocka

I spend all waking hours worrying that I may miss a bargain and get very anxious when away from an internet enabled device where I can't access this site.

juhu69

I wish more people had this one



This reminds of a time when I visited a rough old pub to meet someone, I went for a pee and there were a couple of others in there... I went over and started washing my hands and one of the other guys walked past and said " huh! That's a bit posh innit mate?" I was gob smacked, then started laughing

imnicebuttdim

fill and boil the kettle every morning evening if I don't want a cup of … fill and boil the kettle every morning evening if I don't want a cup of tea so its ready when I do



Urgh!

Water boiled for tea should be freshly drawn immediately prior to boiling/pouring.

Additionally, for an energy saving (read: cost reduction) tip: Only draw the water & fill the kettle in order to boil the quantity of water required for the drinks you are preparing at that time.

The only person who has actually described OCD is hocka "the fear something bad would happen if he didn't follow through with the ritual" the rest are simply organisation, hygiene etc. Severe OCD is terrifying and life consuming , (I speak from experience) even after intense CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) I will probably never be cured but I can manage it a good percentage of the time however some days it can take me half an hour just to leave my house re-checking all switched are off and the door is locked, even though I know I have locked it and checked it I still feel the need to check again, when my daughter was born I had to hold her hand and say the prayer "now I lay me down to sleep" every time she slept, I genuinely convinced myself she would die if I didn't.

It finally reached boiling point when DD was about 4 and she accidently rode over a syringe on her bike, I couldn't allow the bike back into the house even though it had been scrubbed with bleach and boiling water (not by me I couldn't go near it) and I was refusing to leave the house by this point, as I couldn't cope with what I may have come into contact with, that is OCD, enjoy organising your cutlery folks
Edited by: "Mandz27" 31st Jul 2014

Mandz27

The only person who has actually described OCD is hocka "the fear … The only person who has actually described OCD is hocka "the fear something bad would happen if he didn't follow through with the ritual" the rest are simply organisation, hygiene etc. Severe OCD is terrifying and life consuming , (I speak from experience) even after intense CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) I will probably never be cured but I can manage it a good percentage of the time however some days it can take me half an hour just to leave my house re-checking all switched are off and the door is locked, even though I know I have locked it and checked it I still feel the need to check again, when my daughter was born I had to hold her hand and say the prayer "now I lay me down to sleep" every time she slept, I genuinely convinced myself she would die if I didn't.It finally reached boiling point when DD was about 4 and she accidently rode over a syringe on her bike, I couldn't allow the bike back into the house even though it had been scrubbed with bleach and boiling water (not by me I couldn't go near it) and I was refusing to leave the house by this point, as I couldn't cope with what I may have come into contact with, that is OCD, enjoy organising your cutlery folks



I am also a sufferer.

One of my coping mechanisms when locking doors is to do something else at the same time, like dropping the bunch of keys & picking them up, locking the door, then putting the keys in my pocket.

I then know that the "ritual" is drop, pick-up, lock, & pocket. When I think back I know I performed that set of tasks (because I can visualise dropping, picking, & the keys are now in my pocket), & hence locking the door was part of that procedure so I don't have to check I locked the door later.

There was a time when I had to check & re-check locks, as checking them was counter-productive as after checking I would then question whether the act of checking had somehow unlocked the door.

It was a vicious cycle (but not one with a syringe in the tyre), as I am sure you are well aware.

PS. I used to be controlled by time-based events (like being on time for everything, arriving early by exactly 60 seconds). I bypassed this by deliberately not wearing a watch. I'm now late for appointments, but don't worry about it as I don't know I am late until I get there
Edited by: "fanpages" 31st Jul 2014

I think my local librarian has OCD.

She's arranged all of the books into alphabetical order.

fanpages

I am also a sufferer.One of my coping mechanisms when locking doors is to … I am also a sufferer.One of my coping mechanisms when locking doors is to do something else at the same time, like dropping the bunch of keys & picking them up, locking the door, then putting the keys in my pocket.I then know that the "ritual" is drop, pick-up, lock, & pocket. When I think back I know I performed that set of tasks (because I can visualise dropping, picking, & the keys are now in my pocket), & hence locking the door was part of that procedure so I don't have to check I locked the door later.There was a time when I had to check & re-check locks, as checking them was counter-productive as after checking I would then question whether the act of checking had somehow unlocked the door.It was a vicious cycle (but not one with a syringe in the tyre), as I am sure you are well aware.PS. I used to be controlled by time-based events (like being on time for everything by exactly 60 seconds). I bypassed this by deliberately not wearing a watch. I'm now late for appointments, but don't worry about it as I don't know I am late until I get there



I may very well try dropping my keys to change the ritual as I do the exact same thing by checking the door I somehow think it may have become unlocked! So i check it again.......Most days it doesn't get to me re-checking but when I'm in a hurry and it makes me late I then beat myself up about it, which as you know doesn't help at all.

alanlukeb1

I think my local librarian has OCD.She's arranged all of the books into … I think my local librarian has OCD.She's arranged all of the books into alphabetical order.



if it was true , she'd have CDO

I can't have the volume on TV or radio on an odd number, needs to be even.

Mandz27

I may very well try dropping my keys to change the ritual as I do the … I may very well try dropping my keys to change the ritual as I do the exact same thing by checking the door I somehow think it may have become unlocked! So i check it again.......Most days it doesn't get to me re-checking but when I'm in a hurry and it makes me late I then beat myself up about it, which as you know doesn't help at all.



It depends why you hold an anxiety; is this because you fear you may be leaving your property unprotected (perhaps because you have been burgled previously), or because a door needs locking because it has a lock (&, hence, should be locked)?

Either can be targeted with a self-locking door (although that may lead to issues with being locked-out of your property), or the fitting of other security devices to alleviate your fears.

Having a security alarm fitted that makes an audible notification of being set as you exit the building may help.

Good luck!

alanlukeb1

I think my local librarian has OCD.She's arranged all of the books into … I think my local librarian has OCD.She's arranged all of the books into alphabetical order.

Mandz27

if it was true , she'd have CDO



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UnicornRiver

I can't have the volume on TV or radio on an odd number, needs to be even.





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I also have to salute a magpie everytime I see one. I look like a right nutter. My husband and daughter laugh when we are driving around and Im saluting every few mins, (don't worry Im a passanger not the driver). I do feel it is very bad luck if I wasn't to do it. I am very supersticious person and suffer from terrible anxiety and depression. Partly do to my up bringing and alot to do with my bad health. I wonder if anxiety goes hand in hand with OCD?

edit: I know this is superstision and not OCD!

alanlukeb1

I think my local librarian has OCD.She's arranged all of the books into … I think my local librarian has OCD.She's arranged all of the books into alphabetical order.



People seem to die in alphabetical order according to our local newspaper.

I wonder if that is a definition of serial librarianship.

hocka

...I wonder if anxiety goes hand in hand with OCD?...



Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder.

See davelfc's comment (#16), above.

fanpages

It depends why you hold an anxiety; is this because you fear you may be … It depends why you hold an anxiety; is this because you fear you may be leaving your property unprotected (perhaps because you have been burgled previously), or because a door needs locking because it has a lock (&, hence, should be locked)?Either can be targeted with a self-locking door (although that may lead to issues with being locked-out of your property), or the fitting of other security devices to alleviate your fears.Having a security alarm fitted that makes an audible notification of being set as you exit the building may help.Good luck!



Mines seems to stem from a protection/safety angle as that's what most of the rituals are based around, invisible germs, locks and switches etc
If my doors aren't locked my house isn't safe, my house is where my kids live so it's got to be safe, if switches aren't off a fire could start again back to the kids.

fanpages


Haha I actually do have to round up to either 50p or the next pound

Those that have "Liked" comments in this thread... do you have to "Like" every comment here?


For me toilet roll must go with paper down the back, but with my late husband it had to go over the top so we were forever changing it. Since he died though I do it his way

Mandz27

Mines seems to stem from a protection/safety angle as that's what most of … Mines seems to stem from a protection/safety angle as that's what most of the rituals are based around, invisible germs, locks and switches etc If my doors aren't locked my house isn't safe, my house is where my kids live so it's got to be safe, if switches aren't off a fire could start again back to the kids.



Not trying to diminish your fears; just trying to offer something to consider to help you cope...

Does your house have to be safe if your kids are not in it at the time? Surely you are not locking them in, when you leave.

It's just four walls & a roof. You can live anywhere. It is the presence of your kids that makes anywhere a home.
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