How people with OCD differ from someone who just loves to clean

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  • Not all people who love to see and be in a sparkling clean environment are diagnosed to have a obsessive-compulsive disorde
  • Obsession is also different from compulsion 
  • People with OCD tend to panic when they couldn’t get rid of their strong urge for something in the earliest time possible while people who just love to clean can still bear to see an unorganized environment
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Have your ever felt so much need for cleaning? That you just cen’t relax and stay put until you’ve cleared the mess and everything is spotlessly clean? Or are you someone who could  still bear a little bit of chaos inside your room or office desk; becoming uneasy only for a while and then forget about that something messy which was earlier bothering you?

Everyone is encouraged to practice cleanliness to lessen the health risks brought by germs and bacteria. However, cleaning can also become a problem, too. This happens when OCD starts to affect a person’s emotions and begins to act out of control.

The strong desire for tidiness and orderliness can be a sign of a deeper psych0logical condition that you may not be aware of. Perhaps you have a few persons in mind who just can’t ignore even a tiny bit of dust on a table or a speck of dirt on the wall?

According to International OCD Foundation, 0bsessive-compulsive disorder may happen to people in all ages. It is a mental health problem that happens to a person who get caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Obsession can be thoughts or images and usually accompanied by disturbing feelings. On the other hand, compulsions are the act or way of a person to get rid of that unpleasant urge.

OCD is a psych0logical problem; based from an article found in IOCD Foundation’s website. A person with this condition feels distress towards their own thoughts that affect their day-to-day functioning.

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People with OCD can’t help but to remove even a single teeny-tiny trash out of their room and would feel alarmed if they couldn’t do it as soon as possible.

Sometimes, things just revolve around their own thoughts without realizing it. Meanwhile, people without OCD may have experienced and felt the same distress about things yet they only feel it for a moment and move on faster.

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IOCDF, ABS-CBN