OCD comes in many different guises. It wears lots of different hats, sometimes all at once. If you can’t find an example of your symptoms on this list, you may still have OCD.
It was only when I went for an assessment with a professional, that I understood this.
I never seemed to fit ‘perfectly’ on the list when I read through it. I do appreciate the irony of using the word ‘perfectly’ here!
However, now that I have explored the condition in more depth and have spoken to others with OCD, I realise that I do. Mainly because we share these similarities:
Extreme anxiety and fear.
Doubting our own thoughts.
Panicking as a result.