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Avoiding Stressful Situations
Avoiding Stressful Situations
This article discusses avoiding stressful situations as a way of coping with OCD, along with advice on how to fight against this....
Being Unable to Stop Hoarding
Being Unable to Stop Hoarding
Many OCD sufferers are unable to stop hoarding items that have relatively little value. This can create a chaotic and stressful environment that has a negative effect…...
Common OCD Obsessions
Common OCD Obsessions
Although OCD sufferers can develop a wide range of different obsessions, some are more common than others. These can include obsessions that are related to…...
Compulsive Buying
Compulsive Buying
Compulsive buying can be classed as a symptom of OCD, although some experts suggest that it is a separate disorder in its own right. Sufferers are affected by impulses…...
Dealing With Intrusive Thoughts and Paranoia
Dealing With Intrusive Thoughts and Paranoia
Intrusive thoughts and paranoia are a common symptom of OCD. In many cases, they can cause so much anxiety and distress that they become an obsession. Although they…...
Obsessive Checking Explained
Obsessive Checking Explained
Obsessive checking is a common symptom of OCD. Many OCD sufferers fear that something bad will happen if they do not carry out regular checks on windows, doors and…...
Obsessive Cleanliness
Obsessive Cleanliness
Obsessive cleanliness is one of the symptoms of OCD, and often stems from an obsession with being contaminated by germs and dirt. It often has a big effect on the…...
Obsessive Tidiness
Obsessive Tidiness
Obsessive tidiness and ordering is a common OCD obsession. In its most extreme form, sufferers are unable to concentrate on anything else until they are fully…...
Praying and Confessing Compulsions
Praying and Confessing Compulsions
Despite not being a widely discussed area of OCD, religious OCD can be just as controlling as any other type of OCD. Within religious OCD, praying and confessing…...
Quiz: Do You Have Pure 'O' OCD?
Quiz: Do You Have Pure 'O' OCD?
Pure 'O' OCD is classed as a separate type of OCD to traditional OCD, but as there is an overlap between the two, many OCD sufferers are sometimes confused as to…...
Quiz: Is Your Child Suffering from OCD?
Quiz: Is Your Child Suffering from OCD?
Children are just as likely to develop Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as adults. The symptoms are often mistaken for stress and similar but ultimately different…...
Repeatedly Performing Tasks
Repeatedly Performing Tasks
Feeling that you need to repeatedly perform certain tasks is a common symptom of OCD. This is known as performing compulsive rituals, and is often done to ease anxiety…...
What If Your Compulsive Thoughts Are Making You Suicidal?
What If Your Compulsive Thoughts Are Making You Suicidal?
If your OCD obsessions and compulsive thoughts are making you feel suicidal, it's vital to get support and treatment as quickly as possible to help you deal with the…...
What To Do if OCD Leads to Self-harm
What To Do if OCD Leads to Self-harm
Self harm can be a consequence of OCD, particularly if OCD sufferers become frustrated that they cannot complete their compulsive rituals as they intended....
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