By: Mitchell Kramer 5th hour
What is OCD?
- "Washers" are afraid of contamination and will clean themselves multiple times before they think they are clean enough.
- "Doubters and Sinners" are afraid that if something isn't perfect, bad things will happen and they will be punished
- "Counters and Arrangers" are obsessed with symmetry and order, and they are also superstitious about certain numbers, color, or arrangements.
- "Hoarders" do not want to throw anything away due to their sentimental value or that the items be be of use in the future.
Some symptoms of OCD include Excessive double checking of things like appliances, locks, or switches. Constantly checking up on family members to make sure they're safe. Tapping, counting, repeating certain words, or doing other senseless things to reduced their anxiety. arranging things to the point that the thing they are arranging are "just so".
There is no known cure for OCD and neurologists haven't yet found what causes it. OCD can get more severe when it's not being treated. OCD generally starts in ages 20-25. Men and woman have the same chance of having OCD.