Nov 10, 2012


Do you guys know what OCD is?

Based on the description provided by US National Library of Medicine, obsessive-compulsion disorder or OCD is an anxiety disorder which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions) or behaviours that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). 

Well, have you ever feel the need to check and re-check things over and over again? Or do you have the same thoughts constantly? Or do you feel like you have no control over what you are doing? If your answer is yes, you may have OCD.

Why am I talking about OCD today?

I remember being told once twice that I might have mild OCD based on their observations on my behaviour. I was quite denying it at first place because I had this impression/mind set where this disorder only occurs for unstable/crazy person. Nonsense! Studies have shown that environmental factors may also contribute to OCD in addition to fear and anxiety. According to National Institute of Mental Health, OCD sometimes runs in families, but no one knows for sure why some people have it, while others don't. 

To help you to diagnose whether you have OCD or not, you can answer this OCD Screening Quiz from Psych Central. It can help you to determine if you might need to see mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of OCD. I already did the quiz, the result showed that I probably have OCD. I have to admit I am quite obsess when it comes to arranging items. I love it when it is according to its colour, size or shape, it's neat! It's okay to have it that way, isn't it? or is it not? Hmmm, I think I need to consult a doctor to understand better about this. 

Anyway guys, if you think you may have OCD, don't be afraid. The first thing to do is to admit the fact, that you have the disorder and you need help for it. It's not something to be embarrassed about, you are just a human! Hehe, I think I talked enough about this, make sure you click the links given above and do Google it if you think I'm not providing you with the answer that you want. 

Till next time folks, take care!

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