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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 08:45:46 AM  
Einstein didn't say that. My old moron boss did though, a lot. You know what other pearl of wisdom he liked? "When you assume, you make an Ass out of U and Me". Did the united assholes of America get together and make a pact to over-use a handful of faux-smart quips?

Don't even get me started on "if it ain't broke don't fix it"
2017-09-29 09:36:58 AM  

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 09:56:26 AM  
OCD sounds a lot like Einstein's definition of insanity

Or the GOP definition of "healthcare reform".
2017-09-29 10:05:51 AM  

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

Yeah, you know me.
2017-09-29 10:43:07 AM  
Any other hypochondriacs here? My OCD diagnosis came when I sought treatment for hypochondria. I realized that I had a serious problem once a baseless fear of an imminent heart attack kept me awake for so long that I had to miss work the next day (though I did avoid an extremely pointless and stupid mandatory meeting and I finished Shovel Knight, so that was nice).

I actually had seen symptoms of obsessive behavior before without considering whether it was a disorder. I used to play Ingress very heavily and I became obsessive with keeping "my" area under my control, to the point where I would at times end up late to work just because I was out reclaiming portals. I eventually realized that the game was causing too much stress so I had to choose between taking the game much more casually or giving it up altogether (I chose the former).

After the diagnosis, a lot of my patterns make a lot more sense. I have established patterns, such as wearing specific shirts for each day of the week and eating at the same places every day because otherwise I will spend so much time considering what to have for lunch that I will not eat until the late afternoon; I was unaware that crippling indecisiveness is a symptom of OCD.

Also, since being medicated, I find that I am playing a lot less Ingress.
2017-09-29 10:46:37 AM  

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

I think I am going to need to see your card
2017-09-29 03:25:40 PM  
So, the GOP all have OCD? Tax cuts for the rich will create more jobs and more tax revenue from everyone! (repeat)
2017-09-29 04:29:45 PM  

optional: I know that feel.

It's gotten somewhat better for me. Medication helped, CBT helped more. I still get flare-ups, but they're usually manageable. My case was probably milder than yours.

Still get bowled over by fears of bad things happening. Nowadays, when I run through the different scenarios, I can usually tell when they don't make sense. Usually.

You ever get people purposely planting thoughts in your head to trigger the OCD? It's really elaborate. You have to pay attention to every detail a person says, and then the pieces seem to fall into place. Even typing this out looks strange, but those that know; know. They say their messing with you, but what they're really doing is manipulating your mind in a not so nice way,
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