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    May sound silly but since a family death 5 years ago it affected me, have been getting more and more depressed every year, I like movies and used to watch movies then after a while sell them and buy back when I craved watching them again.

    Since the death I have become less able to sit down and just watch something, I have the same cravings just unable to act on them, so buy a film I want to see, then dont feel like watching it so store it in wardrobe, same for games then never watch them but dont sell them as I want to see them.

    It has got to the point that within 4 years I have gone from being able to live in a bedsit(though a big room) to needing a flat to store my stuff as I have a lot, I dont clutter up with anything but electricals and dvds though, i.e dont buy clothes or junk but as I say I am a bit of a mild shopaholic.

    It even goes as far as food, I have (sealed) 4 month out of date yogurt in the fridge as I crave it but the secnd I try to eat some it tastes bland to me(this includes in date stuff too) and even if I have a full fridge of food and freezer I insist on going out and getting stuff like reduced food as the old stuff once the "buzz" is gone even if its my favourite food I no longer want though still crave.

    Cleanliness wise I spend a hour in the shower each day and this is for a SINGLE shower not over 2 or 3 and use loads of soap, insisit on having things symmetrical in each room, must hoover a few times a day and make it look like I dont live there, heck pretty much every time I cook something instead of just putting it in the bin, I rush to the wheelie bin down 2 flights of steps!

    The two dont seem compatable?!
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    ocd comes in many forms and i think its very possible to have a combination of various 'types'.
    i can sooo relate to you about the tidying up thing, i do the same thing with the bin, would rather go up the garden than have things inside the house bin.. always want them to look freshly emptied... have all my products facing label foward.. have to arrange the fridge into tidy categories.. same in the bathroom... always hoovering... sheer madness and i know its bad OCD... i used to also do what you do with keeping things in packets (not as extreme) but if i bought something i'd never want to open it or use it cos i'd feel it was then ruined.. i know its not quite the same.. but just to send my support... bad OCD runs in my family and ive seen many different types and traits of it... its just as unique as you are as person on the whole... try and make small changes here and there.. antiD medication can also lessen it.. (i am on it, not for depression, purely for my OCD)... good luck...x
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    (Original post by Jack_1919)
    ocd comes in many forms and i think its very possible to have a combination of various 'types'.
    i can sooo relate to you about the tidying up thing, i do the same thing with the bin, would rather go up the garden than have things inside the house bin.. always want them to look freshly emptied... have all my products facing label foward.. have to arrange the fridge into tidy categories.. same in the bathroom... always hoovering... sheer madness and i know its bad OCD... i used to also do what you do with keeping things in packets (not as extreme) but if i bought something i'd never want to open it or use it cos i'd feel it was then ruined.. i know its not quite the same.. but just to send my support... bad OCD runs in my family and ive seen many different types and traits of it... its just as unique as you are as person on the whole... try and make small changes here and there.. antiD medication can also lessen it.. (i am on it, not for depression, purely for my OCD)... good luck...x
    Pretty much this. OCD Obsessive–compulsive disorder is just a name for when you obsess over something i.e hoarding. When most people think of ocd they think of clean freaks, but you can also be the opposite with ocd. You can obsess with not liking things too clean or neat or hoarding or many other things. I have ocd, I have to wash all my plates and cups before I use them. I also have to clean the toilet seat before i use it.
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    (Original post by Law123mus)
    Pretty much this. OCD Obsessive–compulsive disorder is just a name for when you obsess over something i.e hoarding. When most people think of ocd they think of clean freaks, but you can also be the opposite with ocd. You can obsess with not liking things too clean or neat or hoarding or many other things. I have ocd, I have to wash all my plates and cups before I use them. I also have to clean the toilet seat before i use it.
    I am a little different if I live on my own or in shared accomodation, I am very house proud you see , but I expect some differences when in shared, in fact my room at parents house is a bit messy and I dont stress about it at all, in fact should it get rid of a lot of old stuff like comics from when I was younger then I would stress but only as I like to read them when I am there and hate the throw away attitude most people have these days.

    I think my issues come from the fat I am from a poor family, and cash wise too as if i say have £8 a day income to cover everything bar rent and I chuck out £5 of food one day it feels like waste and means I have to buy food to replace the waste, likewise dvds and such you cant sell these days to many shops and if you can they offer you like 10p for them which isnt worth it, and another reason is that whatever I sell I know is going to be hard to replace should I want it again, i.e a PS2 game that isbt sold anymore means I have to check on Ebay and its only if I am lucky.

    So its probably money I worry about more than what I own in the sense that if I sell things for minimal cash it will cost money to replace which either I dont have or I can only afford a fraction of what I used to own.
 
 
 
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