Does anyone have this disorder? I feel like I do and am embarrassed to get diagnosed. I've taken tests online and pretty much have self diagnosed myself. I'm always doing 'ritualistic' things like checking the oven a certain number of times, touching hot items a certain number of times, checking the door a certain number of times, touching the windows all over the house a certain number of times. If I see something on the floor and I don't want to pick it up I won't but then I start thinking bad things will happen if I don't pick it up. Any help or advice?
Usually these kind of things are good habit but exercised too much. As they say--Too much of everything is bad. If you are sure that you are doing that EXTRA but cannot help to control it then you should visit some professional counciler. Since you know what is wrong with you and is keen to rectify it, it is very easy for the counciler. Maximum 2-3 counciling will be sufficient. My sister was over-reactive in cleanliness. She was aware of it and it took only two counciling and discussion with a professional counciler to rectify it. Now she is bothered about cleanliness but not to that extent.
Well because I feel like it's not that bad at this point I'm not going to see counseling. But because I know exactly what I do I can easily see if its getting worse and then I will address it. Thank you for advice I didn't think it could be healed that quick.
Is biting nails considered as OCD?