Experiencing OCD Symptoms
Every person is different. Relationships, hobbies, careers, talents and lifestyles vary from person to person. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder does too. OCD is a complex mental illness that affects every sufferer differently. Contrary to what many people believe, it is not all about handwashing and organization. While there are similarities across cases, individual manifestations tend to mirror specific anxieties based on a person’s unique life experience. Because of this, OCD is often classified into different subtypes. These are not diagnoses. They are labels or categories for understanding the many forms OCD can take.
Remember: Every sufferer experiences obsessions and compulsions, but they can center around very different topics based on your subtype. Some sufferers, do not fit into one bucket. They experience a range of symptoms, even some that don’t fall into any subtype at all. Do not let your unique case keep you from seeking help. Continue reading to explore different symptoms and subtypes of OCD.
I'm a bad person because of the thoughts inside my headLearn more
I could harm someone I loveLearn more
I’m in the wrong relationshipLearn more
I'll never know if I'm gay or straightLearn more
I could harm a childLearn more
I am living in sinLearn more
The things I touch are infectedLearn more
My actions could hurt othersLearn more
The awareness of my bodily functionsLearn more
I’ll never know the answers to life’s biggest questionsLearn more
I am a risk to myselfLearn more
Objects in my life are infected with traumaLearn more
Separating with my personal possessionsLearn more
My face and body are deformedLearn more
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