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Old March 19th, 2007, 04:16 AM  
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Join Date: January 20, 2007
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Gender: Male
Default Re: Checklist of Common OCD Symptoms

Name: Ethan
Symptom: Unfounded fears of contracting a dreadful illness
Symptom: Excessive concerns about dirt, germs, contaminants
Symptom: Feelings of revulsion about bodily waste and secretions
Symptom: Obsessions about one's body
Symptom: Abnormal concerns about sticky substances or residues
Symptom: Need to align objects just so
Symptom: Abnormal concerns about the neatness of one's personal appearance/environment
Symptom: Stashing away useless trash
Symptom: Fear of losing something or discarding something
Symptom: Repeating routine activities for no logical reason
Symptom: Repeating questions over and over
Symptom: Rewording or rewriting words or phrases
Symptom: Fear of having caused some fatal tragedy
Symptom: Repeated intruding images of violence
Symptom: The fear of acting out a violent thought
Symptom: The irrational fear of having hurt someone
Symptom: Preoccupation with foods or food measurements
Symptom: Rituals involving food
Symptom: Being overly concerned about one's weight
Symptom: Belief that certain numbers are lucky or unlucky
Symptom: Excessive, ritualized hand-washing, showering, bathing, or tooth-brushing
Symptom: The feeling that household items are contaminated
Symptom: The need for symmetry and total order in one's environment
Symptom: The need to keep doing something until one gets it just right
Symptom: Inspecting houshold trash in case some valuable item has been thrown out
Symptom: Accumulating useless objects
Symptom: Checking and rechecking for mistakes
Symptom: Checking associated with bodily obsessions
Symptom: Pathological slowness in carrying out even the most routine activities
Symptom: Blinking or staring rituals
Symptom: Asking over and over for reassurance
Symptom: Behaviors based on superstitious beliefs
Symptom: A feeling of dread if some arbitrary act is not performed
Symptom: The need to touch, tap or rub certain objects repeatedly
Symptom: Counting compulsions
Symptom: Excessive list making

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