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OCD on language.

Discussion in 'Obsessive Compulsive Disorder' started by Sammy-San, Jan 13, 2019 at 4:06 PM.

  1. Sammy-San

    Sammy-San Newbie

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    OCD on the technical definitions of words.
     
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  2. GlabrousDory4

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    Not familiar with that but it stands to reason. Personally when I was very young I "obsessively" played with words in my head. I have never been sure if this was an OCD behavior (unlike the various others that got me the classification), but it seemed to be one of those mental quirks like counting steps obsessively. The up-side was that it was actually enjoyable to me and it built my vocabulary early on in life.

    But I can definitely see how it could go to a very dark place OCD-wise.

    (Also, a shout-out to my own handle on here! My wife got me a subscription to the Oxford English Dictionary and I've been having a ball with that looking up rare words like "doryphore" or an annoyingly pedantic person!)
     
  3. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

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    Yes, this is a common thing among millions (or more) world wide.
    Many believers have to deal with this,
    or ignore it.
     
  4. Sammy-San

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    you have it?
     
  5. whereloveandmercymeet

    whereloveandmercymeet There but for the grace of God...

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    I don’t have OCD with it, but I do get incredibly frustrated when people use words incorrectly. Like ‘literally’. And then I tend to rant. I can see how easily it could become obsessive though.
     
  6. Sammy-San

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    what do you mean by dark?
     
  7. GlabrousDory4

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    Dark as in "unpleasant compusiveness" rather than just enjoying something. There's a difference between WANTING to do something a lot and feeling COMPELLED to do something a lot (hence OCD).
     
  8. Sammy-San

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    Whats an example?
     
  9. GlabrousDory4

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    I sense I might be providing some form of "reassurance" here. Stop me if I am doing so.

    When one suffers from OCD one often has compulsions to do things that are not done because one enjoys doing them but rather because the sufferer feels the need to do so. This is a part of OCD. An example is washing one's hands excessively for fear of contamination, or touching a door frame many times over to avoid some unforeseen event.

    Things that are done not because they bring joy but because the sufferer feels the need to decrease anxiety by performing the compulsion.
     
  10. Sammy-San

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    reassurance as in?
     
  11. GlabrousDory4

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    This thread is clearly related to your focus of the technical details of word definitions. As such I would merely point you to this article:

    OCD and the Need for Reassurance

    Also, I highly recommend a program such as McLean Hospital's OCD Institute (OCDI):

    OCD Institute | McLean Hospital

    It can be a life changer. Find a good therapist if you haven't already got one or explore options like the OCDI or other treatment facilities with intensive programs.
     
  12. Sammy-San

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    you have ocd?
     
  13. GlabrousDory4

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    Yes
     
  14. Sammy-San

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    information overload?
     
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