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obsessibe compulsive disorder
a wierd disease which causes sufferers like myself to fear unlikely events if you don't do or correct something. sufferers have been known to aquire phobias from this disease. I am now emetophobic.
-I am an athiest and I feared God striking me down if I didn't retie my shoes without thinking a clean nice thought.

-If I had to repeat things ceartain numbers woere unacceptable. for me: 3, 6 (my fav number), 9,13,17,18,21,23, 27.
by master tang March 28, 2005
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Imagine that your mind got stuck

on a certain thought or image…

Then this thought or image got replayed in your mind

over and

over again

no matter what you did…

You don’t want these thoughts — it feels like an avalanche

Along with the thoughts come intense feelings of anxiety…

Anxiety is your brain’s alarm system. When you feel anxious, it feels like you are in danger. Anxiety is an emotion that tells you to respond, react, protect yourself, DO SOMETHING!

On the one hand, you might recognize that the fear doesn’t make sense, doesn’t seem reasonable, yet it still feels very real, intense, and true

Why would your brain lie?

Why would you have these feelings if they weren’t true? Feelings don’t lie… Do they?

Unfortunately, if you have OCD, they do lie. If you have OCD, the warning system in your brain is not working correctly. Your brain is telling you that you are in danger when you are not.

When scientists compare pictures of the brains of groups of people with OCD, they can see that some areas of the brain are different than the brains of people who don’t have OCD.

Those tortured with OCD are desperately trying to get away from paralyzing, unending anxiety…
Obsessions are thoughts, images or impulses that occur over and over again and feel outside of the person’s control. Individuals with OCD do not want to have these thoughts and find them disturbing. In most cases, people with OCD realize that these thoughts don’t make any sense. Obsessions are typically accompanied by intense and uncomfortable feelings such as fear, disgust, doubt, or a feeling that things have to be done in a way that is “just right.” In the context of OCD, obsessions are time consuming and get in the way of important activities the person values. This last part is extremely important to keep in mind as it, in part, determines whether someone has OCD — a psychological disorder — rather than an obsessive personality trait.

Compulsions are the second part of obsessive compulsive disorder. These are repetitive behaviors or thoughts that a person uses with the intention of neutralizing, counteracting, or making their obsessions go away. People with OCD realize this is only a temporary solution but without a better way to cope they rely on the compulsion as a temporary escape. Compulsions can also include avoiding situations that trigger obsessions. Compulsions are time consuming and get in the way of important activities the person values.
by PineappleJuice March 27, 2015
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a horrible disorder, trust me you really don't want it. For people with OCD simple things like germs can bother them so bad it's hard for someone without the disorder to even imagine. It can be so intense for me sometimes that I cry or start breathing so heavily that you would think I was having some extremely good sex.
Bob: *moves furniture*

Me: AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! MY OCD IS GOING TO KILL ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by shacklefackinuho April 16, 2010
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obsessive-compulsive disorder:
a mental illness which causes someone who has it to do something repeatedly for no reason
if you got OCD you might wash you hands repeatedly thinking that they are never clean
by fresh prince May 10, 2005
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When used by a fan of the twilight saga;

Obsessive CULLEN Disorder - referring to the family of "vegetarian" vampires

Otherwise;

Obessive COMPLUSIVE Disorder - An irrational urge to repeat a process ecessively.
a) I LOVE twilight! And I am not suffering from OCD, I love every minute of it!

b) Emily* has OCD, every morning she has to brush her hair 79 times or she has a nervous breakdown.
by Einstein's Brother January 03, 2009
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Obsesive Compulsive Disorder: A disorder most emos 'say' they suffer or at least want to cuz one day one of them, i guess a "cool" one suffered it. now they all think that every bad habbit they have is OCD.
Emo kid: OMG, i wanna cut myself cuz i think i like, suffer OCD...

Me: Just cuz u eat ur nails does not make u OCD DUMBASS...
by kamon842 April 15, 2009
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Obsessive Christmas Disorder: Any adult that is overly excited about Christmas and has a more than normal preoccupation with Christmas decorations and clothing or has more than two Christmas Trees.

Severe cases can manifest as early as October.
The lady next door is so OCD she has got three Christmas tress up and the dog wearing antlers and a reindeer sweater.
by Ododobe December 01, 2011
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