Top 10 Things no Person With a OCD Should see

My poor neighbour has what is commonly known as a OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and their garden is a great showcase of it. Every colour together, Every ornament has 2 of each and nor more or no less. But this post is inspired by the fact that he gets upset about the floor tiles in our local shop. You see one of them is yellow and all the rest are black! Don’t worry, he does see the funny side of it and it is that side I which to show you all today. Not so much making fun of OCD, more sharing the anger…

 


Top 10 Things no Person With a OCD Should see

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OCD test: one tile is facing the wrong direction
OCD test: one tile is facing the wrong direction

10 – Much like all of this top 10, this is something people with OCD should never see.

FACT: OCD affects about 2.5% of people over their lifetime. There is no difference in the rate of OCD among men and women. People of all cultures and ethnicity are affected.

OCD test: one tile is facing the wrong direction
OCD test: one tile is facing the wrong direction

9 – Only someone who likes chaos and disorder could tile a bathroom like this.

FACT: The symptoms of OCD usually start in adolescence and early adulthood; however, children as young as 4 can be affected. Although rare, OCD can also begin in late adulthood.

OCD test: one tile is in the wrong place
OCD test: one tile is in the wrong place

8 – I sure hope this is a secret code because otherwise someone is due to a punch!

FACT: A single OCD gene has not been identified. Developing OCD is the result of a complex interaction between life experience and genetic risk factors.

OCD test: one packet of pez is facing the wrong way
OCD test: one packet of pez is facing the wrong way

7 – What are you doing to people Pez? You used to be fun and cool…not now.

FACT: OCD can’t be diagnosed using a blood test or x-ray. Diagnosis is done by a trained mental health professional such as psychiatrist or psychologist using diagnostic criteria and clinical experience. The symptoms of OCD can resemble other illnesses so it is important to seek professional help.

OCD test: one brick is in the wrong place
OCD test: one brick is in the wrong place

6 – No person could have accidentally done this.

FACT: Effective treatments are available. These include medications such as Prozac (Fluoxetine), Zoloft (Sertraline), Paxil (Paroxetine), and Anafranil (Clomipramine) that affect levels of serotonin, as well as psychotherapies including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Medication and psychotherapy appear to work about equally as well.

OCD test: one chair is the wrong colour
OCD test: one chair is the wrong colour

5 – Well I would not sit there that is for sure.

FACT: Most people with OCD have insight into their symptoms; that is, they recognize the irrationality or excessiveness of obsessions and/or compulsions. This can be one of the most frustrating aspects of the disorder.

OCD test: one biscuit facing the wrong way
OCD test: one biscuit facing the wrong way

4 – WHY? It is done by machines and they are here to make us go crazy.

FACT: Any successful intelligent people suffer from anxiety disorders, including OCD. With good coping mechanisms and treatments in place, it is certainly possible to live a happy and productive life.

OCD test: pattern does not match
OCD test: pattern does not match

3 – This is definitely sabotage!

FACT: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder. People affected by this mental illness experience severe anxiety as the result of obsessive thoughts. Often, rituals or compulsions are used reduce the anxiety caused by obsessions.

OCD test: Sticker is upside down
OCD test: Sticker is upside down

2 – Having seen this in the supermarket I know they do it on purpose!!!

FACT: Stress is a major trigger of OCD symptoms. Keeping your stress levels in check will go a long way toward reducing the severity and frequency of your symptoms.

OCD test: lines do not match
OCD test: lines do not match

1 –  Oh come on! You were almost there as well!

FACT: OCD is a chronic illness. Your focus should be on day-to-day management of your symptoms, rather than a final cure.

93 thoughts on “Top 10 Things no Person With a OCD Should see”

  1. I’ve seen a version of this before and it is funny. It bothers me some, but more because I can’t understand how someone could make such a stupid mistake, but not everyone with OCD is bothered by disorder 🙂

  2. I loved this post. I re-blogged it for a friend on mine Megan. She has OCD and fights it everyday. The information you added with each picture helped me understand some things I never knew about OCD. I do not suffer from it myself although I tend to be a very routine following person. Thanks for another great post.

  3. Apparently the Amish are not OCD – when they make a quilt, they always put in a mistake because they believe only God can make things perfect. I will admit, the tiles have me stumped – guess I am not OCD, just notice things and think “Interesting”.

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  5. This makes me very anxious. If any of this ever occurred in my house there would be hell to pay! Now I will be paying even CLOSER attention to my renovation project in a few weeks…

  6. Here’s how OCD I am. I don’t buy eye shadows that are square, because they won’t fit into my palette that has round wells. And if the shadow is too late for the well, I won’t buy it either. It’s a sickness. Lol. Keep doing these, but another cat post will be cute. 🙂

  7. Well I have spoken to someone about that chair and it turns out that the school had not got much money and and they always repair the chairs with whatever colour they have at hand. Sadly often the wrong colours it seems.

  8. I wondered if the one green chair was installed by someone who is colorblind. I imagine in shades of gray, they would look quite similar to each other.

  9. I actually treat patients with OCD, so it was nice to see the info bits under the photos. More info is always good! Most of my OCD patients would actually not be driven nuts by these particular things–I don’t have many who have ordering compulsions–but these images would definitely trigger someone who has those!

  10. The green chair is the only one that doesn’t bother me. Well maybe the sticker, I almost didn’t see that. The others would drive me crazy. My grandson used to straighten things in a store. I don’t know if he still does that or not. I mean like at age 5ish. I always thought that was so funny.

  11. Even I have trouble with the last one!
    I work in a psychological therapies service where we treat OCD among other things and I appreciate you increasing awareness this way. (Although I disagree with the fact that drugs and CBT work equally well because CBT makes you better after you finish whereas if you finish your drugs your OCD symptoms will come back. but hey, I’m biased). I’ll be sharing this with my therapist friends on facebook.

  12. Well, I never thought of myself as suffering from OCD (or if we want to be alphabetically correct, CDO). But these pictures are cringe-worthy to say the least. Did you ever watch the TV show Monk with Tony Shaloub? Extreme OCD but they managed to make it frustratingly funny!

  13. I don’t have OCD – well, I don’t think I do – but I am a Virgo, which is nearly as bad! Every one of those scenarios would have annoyed the you-know-what out of me! I would prefer not to live with numbers 7 and 8 at all, even had they been perfectly laid, and I’m pretty sure I would go crazy trying to live with ’em !!

  14. Figs! Any repercussions from those of us with diagnosed disorders?? 🙂 Love the comment from howlingfantogs!!

  15. I think 90% of these are people be cruel or lazy. Like you said, take some pride! And I am happy to hear my GF isn’t the only one who tidies up supermarket shelves.

  16. Some of these things would drive me crazy and I’m not OCD. It’s just the artistic eye is flinching. 😉

  17. This would drive me insane. My cupboards have to be packed very precisely, towels folded in the same way, so I can relate. However I have learnt to walk away. However those tiles would have to replaced if they were in our home… Glad you made a post about our Wierd and wonderful humans, we all are a bit crazy… And we laugh at the funny animals, they in turn probable get a good kick at watching us. Ivan

  18. These upset my wife. She’s the type of person who repacks shelves in the supermarket so they’re neat. (Curiously, the same compulsion is not present when she’s in her study at home – the place is a mess!)

    What upsets me about these pics is that the people who made the mistakes were simply lazy and inattentive. Take some pride in your work, for crying out loud!

  19. Some interesting things in the comments there Russell. It took me more than 30 seconds to find the mismatched tile in the shower stall, lol!

Which one did you like?