OCD’s Need For Symmetry & Exactness

OCD’s Need For Symmetry & Exactness

Obsessions and compulsions associated with symmetry or exactness may be somewhat stereotyped, as seen on some television programs where the featured character is depicted as constantly rearranging misaligned items in a comical manner. Although the obsessions a real person with this type of OCD has may be similar to those portrayed in the media, it’s essential to keep in mind that in reality, obsessions and compulsions are anything but amusing. Individuals with concerns related to symmetry or exactness may experience the following: 1. Extreme anxiety that something bad may happen if the number of items inside or outside one’s home or...

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