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Old March 2nd, 2010, 05:27 PM  
screamtobeheard
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Default Re: Checklist of Common OCD Symptoms

Symptom: Unfounded fears of contracting a dreadful illness
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: Stashing away useless trash
Symptom: Fear of losing something or discarding something
Symptom: Sexual thoughts that one views as inappropriate/unacceptable
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: Repeated intruding images of violence
Symptom: The irrational fear of having hurt someone
Symptom: Preoccupation with foods or food measurements
Symptom: Rituals involving food
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: 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: 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
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