View Full Version : Is this OCD?

September 7th, 2012, 04:44 PM
If I hear anything say a word(s) or see one, I will always spell it out with my hands, each character being a finger. I'm doing it almost sub consciously, and I've even made up 'rules' on how to spell them out with my fingers. I don't do anything else OCD like though.

Mob Boss
September 7th, 2012, 04:55 PM
No one on here can diagnose you with OCD. If you are really interested I suggest you visiting your doctor and explaining to him/her what is going on. If this is the only compulsion you have, and it isn't interfering with your daily life, then I'm going to assume it isn't OCD. A lot of people go for years undiagnosed with OCD, but I have no doubt they were constantly plagued by their compulsions, rather than having a tick here and there. I know my OCD was so bad I couldn't concentrate, it interfered with my eating and I was constantly anxious, so I had to talk to my doctor. Good luck. :) I hope it's just a bothersome habit, because OCD is certainly not fun.

September 7th, 2012, 05:00 PM
Probably just a very annoying habit, it's the only thing that feels compulsory for me to do but it's kind of subconscious. And it's not interfering with daily life much... I hope you're all ok now though, doesn't sound nice :/

September 7th, 2012, 05:46 PM
Do you feel you have to do this, or is it just something you do subconsciously? Does it cause distress if you can't do it? If you don't feel like you have to do it, you almost certainly don't have OCD. Even if you do feel you have to, you probably don't have OCD unless you have some other symptoms. If it interferes with your daily functioning, you should talk to your doctor, otherwise, you're probably fine.

September 7th, 2012, 06:01 PM
I think I'm just overreacting to be honest, I overreact a lot x/