Because she spends so much time washing, Sarah has to rush to get to school on time. At school, she tries not to touch doorknobs or handrails, worrying that if she does she may catch a serious disease. Sometimes, Sarah gets behind in her classwork because she feels that she needs to keep checking it over and over.
During a quiz or test Sarah checks and rechecks every answer and erases anything that isn't perfectly straight or neat. Sometimes she erases so hard it tears the paper, but she can't help it. Sarah gets a bad feeling that if everything isn't exactly right, something terrible may happen. All this worrying, checking, and fixing takes so long that Sarah hardly ever finishes the test before time is up. So even though she knows the work, she often gets an incomplete mark or even fails.
Sarah tries so hard to hide her habits. She worries that she might be going crazy or that people would think she's weird if they knew what she was doing. Sarah knows that the time she spends washing and checking could be spent having fun with friends or doing her schoolwork, but she can't seem to stop herself. That's because Sarah has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)."
- illness or injury (involving the person or someone else)
- coming across unlucky numbers or words
- things being even or straight
- things being perfect or just right in a certain way
- making mistakes or not being sure
- doing or thinking something bad "
and one more...
"Here are some OCD compulsions:
- lots of hand washing or showering (doing this way more than usual or having a hard time stopping)
- counting (like having to count 25 white cars before going into school)
- touching (like touching every single fence post between home and the bus stop)
- checking things over and over (such as doors, locks, or stoves)
- doing things a certain number of times (like having to try on five dresses before leaving your room)
- arranging things in a very particular or neat way
- asking the same question over and over
- tying and retying shoes over and over until they feel just right
- re-reading, erasing, and re-writing"
hmmm.. i think the above explanation make things clearer kan... timbul lak persoalan, camane org boleh dapat OCD ni??? menurut artikel tersebut, macamana OCD ni blh datang belum lagi diketahui punca asalnya... cuma ada beberapa perkara yg boleh disangkut paut dgn OCD ni... pertamanya, org yg menghidap OCD ni biasanya dalam family dia mesti ada gak yg menghidap OCD... maknenye bukan dia sensorang je la yg suffer benda ni... yg keduanya, ia berkaitan dgn cara otak seseorg tu deal dgn ketidakpastian dan ketakutan... eeee... ngeri gak kan...
aku pun ada sebenarnya OCD ni... aku tak malu pun nak mengaku... sometimes when i touch something, i need all of my fingers to feel it... rasa mcm tak aci je bila satu jari je yg tersentuh sesuatu benda... tu salah satu cth je la... ada lg... malas dah nak cerita... so, discover urself...