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Old February 23rd, 2008, 05:16 PM  
Shoot3r101
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Default Re: Checklist of Common OCD Symptoms

Hi guys I just want to tell you all that I have severe Anxiety and OCD and am taking paxil, I just want to show you guys what my life is like.

Symptom: Unfounded fears of contracting a dreadful illness
Symptom: Excessive concerns about dirt, germs, contaminants
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: Fear of losing something or discarding something
Symptom: Sexual thoughts that one views as inappropriate/unacceptable
Symptom: Fear of molesting a child, despite no desire to do so
Symptom: Fears that one may be homosexual
Symptom: Repeating routine activities for no logical reason
Symptom: Repeating questions over and over
Symptom: Rewording or rewriting words or phrases
Symptom: Unfounded fears that one has failed to do some routine task
Symptom: Excessive concerens about morality and right or wrong
Symptom: Repeated intruding images of violence
Symptom: The fear of acting out a violent thought
Symptom: The irrational fear of having hurt someone
Symptom: Irrational fears that some foods are bad or must be avoided
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: Accumulating useless objects
Symptom: Repeatedly checking to see if a door is locked or an appliance is turned off
Symptom: Checking and rechecking for mistakes
Symptom: Blinking or staring rituals
Symptom: Asking over and over for reassurance
Symptom: The need to ask, tell or confess
Symptom: The need to touch, tap or rub certain objects repeatedly
Symptom: Counting compulsions
Symptom: Mental rituals
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