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Old September 3rd, 2008, 02:03 PM   #3
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Default Re: OCD Cause

No, I don't think you have OCD. You do not develop OCD from some event, it's a chemical imbalance in the brain that affects reality testing. You've developed some behavior in response to this event. Very different.

What you've got is called 'superstitous behavior', you've got this idea or belief as a way of protecting yourself that's come about in response to some event. It's somewhat irrational, as there's no direct connection b'twn the action you're doing and the prevention of some dreaded event, but it's not psychotic, it's not caused by faulty reality testing. You have control over this, it does not control you, if you didn't do it you could tolerate the result without freaking out.
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