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(Medical Xpress)   OCD sounds a lot like Einstein's definition of insanity   ( medicalxpress.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Brain, OCD, OCD symptoms, senior author Benedetto, University College London, graduate students Matilde, Brain Decision Modelling, relatively new field  
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2017-09-29 01:48:07 AM  
21 votes:
img.fark.net
2017-09-29 12:56:06 AM  
17 votes:
*CDO
2017-09-29 03:39:44 AM  
14 votes:
ruinmyweek.com
2017-09-29 01:40:18 AM  
11 votes:
img.fark.net
2017-09-29 04:23:05 AM  
5 votes:

KodosZardoz: Now I'm thinking we should have a Fark OCD group. Hell, we could probably divide every Fark account into groups of different mental illnesses! It'll be fun!


What about a group for Farkers without mental illness? Wouldn't want either of them to feel left out.
2017-09-29 02:45:36 AM  
5 votes:
You down with OCD?
Who's down with OCD?
2017-09-29 03:42:28 AM  
4 votes:
An act is just a cat in alphabetical order.
2017-09-29 01:03:22 AM  
4 votes:

AirForceVet: Unfortunately, as I've been diagnosed with OCD (in remission via medication), I don't concur wth the article conclusions.

However, OCD impacts suffers in different degrees and ways. So I'll defer to fellow OCD sufferers.

/Even with meds, I have bad days


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2017-09-29 03:43:33 AM  
3 votes:
Now I'm thinking we should have a Fark OCD group. Hell, we could probably divide every Fark account into groups of different mental illnesses! It'll be fun!
2017-09-29 03:23:10 AM  
2 votes:

Trik: cryinoutloud: Trik: Just an excuse to cat out with a card / document that lets you get away with it.

What is, your Fark account?

look up, about 1/2" to 3/4" of an inch


whoosh
2017-09-29 01:33:59 AM  
2 votes:

Trik: Just an excuse to cat out with a card / document that lets you get away with it.



*act*
2017-09-29 01:33:25 AM  
2 votes:
Just an excuse to cat out with a card / document that lets you get away with it.
kb5
2017-09-29 12:59:57 AM  
2 votes:
2017-09-29 09:56:26 AM  
1 vote:
OCD sounds a lot like Einstein's definition of insanity

Or the GOP definition of "healthcare reform".
2017-09-29 09:36:58 AM  
1 vote:

KodosZardoz: Now I'm thinking we should have a Fark OCD group. Hell, we could probably divide every Fark account into groups of different mental illnesses! It'll be fun!


What for? We already have the Politics tab.
2017-09-29 07:37:29 AM  
1 vote:
So, "tax cuts help the economy" is a form of OCD?
2017-09-29 06:09:16 AM  
1 vote:

KodosZardoz: Now I'm thinking we should have a Fark OCD group. Hell, we could probably divide every Fark account into groups of different mental illnesses! It'll be fun!


The alcoholics would just be regular old Fark. No subgroups needed!
2017-09-29 04:21:55 AM  
1 vote:

fragMasterFlash: You down with OCD?
Who's down with OCD?


ugh, not me until I wash my hands again
2017-09-29 04:00:51 AM  
1 vote:

Trik: emtwo: Trik: cryinoutloud: Trik: Just an excuse to cat out with a card / document that lets you get away with it.

What is, your Fark account?

look up, about 1/2" to 3/4" of an inch

whoosh

Surfs Up!


It's not the gentle crash of ocean waves you're hearing, it's the sound of everything going over your head.
2017-09-29 03:09:46 AM  
1 vote:

cryinoutloud: Trik: Just an excuse to cat out with a card / document that lets you get away with it.

What is, your Fark account?


look up, about 1/2" to 3/4" of an inch
2017-09-29 02:58:34 AM  
1 vote:

Trik: Just an excuse to cat out with a card / document that lets you get away with it.


What is, your Fark account?
2017-09-29 02:58:33 AM  
1 vote:

fragMasterFlash: You down with OCD?
Who's down with OCD?


I am!
2017-09-29 01:37:00 AM  
1 vote:

Ive come from afar: Well, I guess I'll share and tell my CSB.

I have OCD.

As long as I can remember being cognizant, I have had OCD.  It has changed manifestations over the years.
OCD remains the one of mental health issues that is socially acceptable to mock.  And , truthfully, I see the humor in it sometimes.  I know when I am having a tic, that it is totally unreasonable and appears funny.  I do weird things with my hands in an attempt to count on my fingers.  It's one of the ways I de-stress the obsessions.  And yes, I do have the cleanliness thing to varying degrees of severity, depending on how bad my ocd flare is.  Ok, yeah, its funny, point and laugh at the guys compulsions, even I see a touch of humor in it sometimes I guess.
However, many people do not realize that along with the compulsions, there is the obsessive part of it, and that's mainly what drives the compulsions. The compulsions are a way to de-stress or deal with the obsessions.  And, obsessions are bad.  Imagine having repetitive thoughts that you cannot stop thinking about.  Imagine you cannot walk down a street for fear of someone bumping into you, or you inadvertently bumping into someone.  Imagine standing in public with a fear that your fly is down, but being too terrified to check in case someone sees you adjusting your crotch and thinks you're touching yourself in public and calls the police.  Then you'll b charged with indecency and maybe be a sex offender forever, and have to tell people when you move and your whole life and everything you've worked for will be taken away for a misunderstanding, and now your standing there convinced your fly is down but too terrified to do anything about it or even check.  All the while you're sure your fly is down and every sees it and thinks you're a pervert.  Now you're damned if you do and damned if you don't and your whole life is on the line.
Now imagine those thoughts running through your head at a thousand miles and hour, and you're paralyzed by it.  You'll find some compulsion to deal with it, no matter how strange you may look doing it.

And that's the not funny part about OCD.


Thanks for sharing. And your description is dead on. The smallest things can seem life altering when you have OCD and it's so difficult for others to understand. But you did a great job explaining it. I salute you.
2017-09-29 01:29:22 AM  
1 vote:
Insanity Is Doing the Same Thing Over and Over Again and Expecting Different Results.
Attributed to Albert Einstein (probably incorrectly).

As any coach will tell you, doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is the definition of "practice".
2017-09-29 12:58:26 AM  
1 vote:
In many ways, pretty much the opposite of Einstein's notion of insanity.

If turning the key three times as you lock or unlock the door worked last time, you expect it to work again. And I bet it does. If turning the key back and forth three times didn't work the last few times, and you do it again and again, that is Einstein's definition of insanity. But other than being completely wrong, nice try subs.
2017-09-29 12:52:58 AM  
1 vote:
Gee, I wonder if it's in the DSM.
 
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