Social media OCD

Social Media OCD

We can post something and have it viewed by potentially billions of people in an instant. It only makes sense that my Social Media OCD goes through the roof every time I share something. I wanted to say something about Social Media OCD as it is definitely a thing. A very annoying, persistent problem for … Read more

Email OCD

Email OCD

I send 15-30 emails on a work day. Not much, but email OCD adds to the workload. I have a constant fear that I am going to send something highly inappropriate to someone. I proof-read my emails at least five to ten times to look for anything that may have me fired or cancelled. So … Read more

Time OCD

Time OCD

Over the years I have had a problem with time-contamination. Intrusive thoughts coming at the wrong time and subsequently ruining that day, month or year. I will need a little time to explain this one. It all revolves around midnight. The moment when a new day starts. Both hands striking 12 isn’t only the beginning … Read more

Gaming OCD

Gaming OCD

Do you have strange rituals when playing games that isn’t necessary for the game itself, but more to allow the mind to relax? Gaming OCD has always been a problem for me. But it can’t just be me. These rituals are very similar to my OCD experiences when reading books. It involves checking and ordering … Read more

Reading OCD

Reading OCD

As a child I loved escaping into a book. Reading OCD however made this process a lot more complicated than it should have been. There was a specific routine I had to do every single time I bought a new book. Checking and Ordering OCD are the types that affected me whilst reading, along with … Read more

Health-anxiety OCD

Health OCD

July 2021 was the worst month I have had in a LONG time. It all started with a routine check up in my new GP in West London, and snowballed from there. It snowballed fast. However, the following weeks have been the best I have felt in years. And I want this post to demonstrate … Read more

Checking OCD

Checking OCD

Checking OCD is fueled by a worry that something bad is going to happen. My obsessions and intrusive thoughts lead to my checking compulsions. But checking isn’t always because of thoughts. They can come from a tic- like urge, similar to Tourette’s or Tourettic-OCD. When this is the case, I feel the need to check … Read more

Number OCD

Numbers OCD

Four is the magic number. I know why this is, and I know Number-OCD is a problem like all the others. I just find it hard to not let it control me. I count things that I do obsessively, such as the steps I climb. If it’s not four that’s cool, but I much prefer … Read more

OCD Staring Compulsion: Looking at people and things obsessively

Staring OCD

Staring OCD can be one of the most embarrassing compulsions out there. I had it bad when I worked in hotels, now I get in on the London Underground. I also do it during my household checks, not as embarrassing but very time consuming. Staring is a common compulsion, often at objects, people and body … Read more