☆ 'I'm a bit OCD'... A phrase pretty much all of us use to make sense of our quirky behaviours. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is much much more than liking something clean or organised or using hand sanitizer.
OCD is a form of anxiety that has manifested itself into obsessive thoughts; such as 'I didn't lock that door, if I don't check it we will be broken into and it's my fault', 'if I don't count to 7 something back will happen to my family' or 'Did I just say something to offend those people?', and Compulsive behaviours; such as repetitive checking, rituals, cleaning, washing and hoarding.
Someone with OCD spends majority of their day trying to battle their obsessions and carry out their compulsive behaviours making it difficult to do the simplest of tasks such as leaving the house, sending emails and text messages, working with paperwork, going for a walk etc.
Lets take more care when we use the term 'I'm a bit OCD'. #ocd #cleaning #checking #obsession #compulsion #mentalhealthawareness #bekind #realise - 15 hours ago