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Old July 29th, 2008, 04:26 PM   #16
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Default Re: are you born with ocd?

Originally Posted by ArtistInNeed View Post
could i have ocd? i count my steps, and other random things. i like to put colors and words in order. like if i were to put the word "teen" i would run it through my head like a million times as "eent". i have to constantly crack my hands too, its annoying.
By the sounds of it, no. We all have little quirks and funny things that we like/do.

To have OCD you would have to experience intrusive, obsessive thoughts and compulsive actions.
For example, someone could have intrusive thoughts about their house being broken into and their belongings stolen. So they find themselves compulsively having to double-check and sometimes triple-check that everything is locked before they leave and sometimes even returning to check again.

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