View Full Version : is it posible

April 23rd, 2009, 11:36 PM
is it posible to develop OCD later in life because latly ive been having moments where if i see anything that isnt lined up with somthing or not strait i will not be able to resist the urge to fix it. if i dont fix it it drives me nuts untill i fix it. everything has to be put back where it was too(not because ill lose it but idk why) i dont know it this is just being an extreme perfectionist or do i have OCD?

April 24th, 2009, 05:44 PM
Yes, it is possible.
OCD is extremely common with all sorts of people, there are many many people who have traits of OCD. It is nothing to worry about...unless it gets TOO serious.

If you are worried, go and see someone about it. I can't diagnose you with OCD but someone else might be able to. But on a whole, as long as these "rituals" aren't taking over your life or causing anyone any harm or stress then there's not a huge problem here.

April 25th, 2009, 05:55 AM
As Marcie has said, it is possible.

However, you don't sound like you have OCD. It sounds as if you are just being a bit of a perfectionist.
If you are worried though, go and see your doctor about it. He/she may refer you to someone if they feel it warrants it.