pooh wrote:]Does that mean that anyone who watches TV for 3 hours a night, or goes to the pub for 3 hours a night, or does anything for 3 hours a day has OCD?
Not really. OCD can be anything you have
to do - over and over and if you can't do it for some reason it makes you crazy until you can do it again. So its a kind of addiction
It doesn't really matter how long you do it for, just how mad you get when you can't do it. 3 hours doing anything is a just habit if you can miss a day without feeling bad - it's having
to do it no matter what that makes it OCD.
I have to take my meds in certain order of size and colours - if I get it wrong then I have to put them back into that order before I take any of them. I can make
myself take them out of order, but if I do that then I'm beyond worried that I've missed one, even though I know I haven't. Other ones are having to log onto forum sites at a routine time and maybe looking at the forums in a certain order every session or leaving your keys in the same place and even the same position on the chain or having to check lights are turned off dozens of times and thinking they're blown even if you just turned them off - so you turn them on to make sure they're still working
If I had a mobile fixation I'd be a real pest making sure people were where they said they'd be all the time and checking I'd saved texts properly - stupid stuff like that