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Old January 22nd, 2010, 10:22 PM   #70
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Default Re: Checklist of Common OCD Symptoms

Symptom: Excessive concerns about dirt, germs, contaminants
Symptom: Feelings of revulsion about bodily waste and secretions
Symptom: Obsessions about one's body
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: 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: Troublesome blasphemous or sacrilegious thoughts
Symptom: Excessive concerens about morality and right or wrong
Symptom: Fear of having caused some fatal tragedy
Symptom: Repeated intruding images of violence
Symptom: The fear of acting out a violent thought
Symptom: Preoccupation with foods or food measurements
Symptom: Rituals involving food
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 to keep doing something until one gets it just right
Symptom: Repeatedly checking to see if a door is locked or an appliance is turned off
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 ask, tell or confess
Symptom: The need to touch, tap or rub certain objects repeatedly
Symptom: Counting compulsions

I have had OCD for years, & it's been quite moderate-severe.

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