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Old July 5th, 2018, 12:21 AM   #2
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People with OCD will get obsessions (mental/emotional), so a lot of the time they have an “inescapable fear” of a certain thing, feeling that it could cause damage to themselves or their loved ones. It will give them a constantly high level of anxiety and the only way to lower their anxiety would be to carry out ritualistic compulsions (physical) which are very often irrational. For example, someone may need to check if the door is locked a certain number of times, or if the stove is off by pressing it 10 times. A clip below, although played by an actor, represents these obsessions and compulsions very well:

The fact that your triggers such as dirty plates/germs can be held off without producing an inescapable anxiety response, it may be that you don’t have OCD, but i’m not a medical expert. If it significantly interferes with your daily life (as with anything, really) go to a doctor and express your concerns.
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