*OCD AWARENESS MONTH IS IN OCTOBER!!!*
Only add OCD related projects.
OCD, Obsessive Compulaive Disorder.
Most people on Scratch probably don't have OCD, since it usually doesn't show up until last teens/young adults. But for people like me, who have had OCD since a young age -for me I was three-
OCD is not what most people think, it's not an expression. The best way I can explain it is that it happen in these stages:
1. A command tells you to think/do something useless or sometimes scary.
2. You don't want to do this, but your brain starts to hurt, you get really stressed, and you get this weird feeling in your chest.
3. You give in and do this odd task, your anxiety slows down and leaves- until three seconds later it starts all over again.
They say a person with OCD spends one hour a day doing (let's call them OCD tasks) OCD tasks. But I personally feel like it takes up six hours. I have dozens of OCD tasks I do, but I'll list my main ones:
1. Blinking so hard, the more I do it, the more it hurts.
2. While watching YouTube, pausing, unpausing, moving the mouse while watching the whole video.
3. Just pain old touching things, mostly on certain parts of my fingers, and I'm doing this now while typing.
4. My newest awful OCD task- touching my glasses to my cheek.
How you can make it easier on OCD peeps:
Don't use OCD as an expression.
Don't say "Oh! I have OCD too! I wash my hands, I bite my nails, etc."
Just, don't say OCD isn't real and or is not a real disorder.
Also around two percent of people claim to have OCD.
Also, since OCD has become an expression for cleaning, I never knew I had it until a few months ago. I really thought there was something very wrong with me. I leggit thought I was crazy. (Also, it when @GailAnimates made that studio about her OCD that made me look up what OCD actually meant!! So shoutout to her, btw she moved accounts.)