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Obsessive–compulsive disorder

Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder where people feel the need to check things repeatedly, perform certain routines repeatedly (called "rituals"), or have certain thoughts repeatedly (called "obsessions"). This often takes up more than an hour a day. Most adults realize that the behaviors do not make sense.

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Over, And over, And over again, Again, Again I can't stop, I can't stop, I can't stop this step, This step, This step. Its in my head, Its in my head Its in my head, Stop, Stop, STOP.

Contributed by Laura Diana Escamilla

Mad Whimsy talks a lot about the many reasons that crochet made sense as a healing tool for her. I hope you’ll read her full post to learn all about it but I’ve pulled out four major reasons to highlight here: 1. “Counting stitches + invisible patterns made by hands twirling and swooping through the air = a very happy activity for one with OCD.” 2. “Many of us with OCD also like repetitive movements and crochet affords many types of repetition.” 3. ”It’s easy for a wandering mind to get lost in the movements of the stitches and the feel of the yarn slipping through the fingers the same way a thousand times an hour.” 4. “I wasn’t creatively juicy enough to make things out of thin air, but something was itching at the back of my mind to make something. So crochet, with its seemingly exact instructions, could tell me step by step how to make something without my needing to flex a creative muscle that had all-but atrophied from lack of use.” I especially like that last point. Crochet provides endless opportunities for creativity when you’re feeling like being self-expressive but it also offers easy-to-follow patterns that make it possible to create something even when you don’t feel creative at all. This is useful for people during any fallow period regardless of whether or not they’re dealing with such issues as OCD or depression. Source:

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Understanding OCD thinking

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Mr. Monk at the doctor lol

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Watch this beautiful slam poetry piece by Neil Hilborn!

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OCD illustration

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There are many people who suffer from OCD and it stops their life from moving forward. Here is more information to why and how OCD can be an affect on a person life.

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