BEING PRECISE IS NOT OCD
WHAT IS OCD?
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO HAVE OCD?
Someone I know, who works hard to manage his OCD every day, describes the obsessive thoughts as 'lobsters'. A bit like Winston Churchill describing his depression as a 'black dog', but heavily influenced by an early 1980s Alexei Sayle sketch. They scuttle around his scattered mind like a hallucination, uninvited and undeterred.
ISN'T THIS JUST THE WAY LANGUAGE WORKS?
- An obsession is an unwanted and unpleasant thought, image or urge that repeatedly enters your mind, causing feelings of anxiety, disgust or unease.
- A compulsion is a repetitive behaviour or mental act that you feel you need to carry out to try to temporarily relieve the unpleasant feelings brought on by the obsessive thought.
(Mind UK website)