Recently I have a talked with my friend who has an OCD, short term for obsessive compulsive disorder. I found him really amazing and unique, and well, at the middle of our conversation we ended up with a brilliant OCD idea. It is a sound interest to me to have him interviewed personally and document his OCD lifestyle, as we had agreed to do probably next week. You could say it’s a documentation for OCD persons, and he is my guinea pig for this kind of project, which he agreed.
If you don’t know what’s OCD is, here’s what I found on wiki, a bit of help:
Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear or worry (obsessions), repetitive behaviors aimed at reducing the associated anxiety (compulsions), or a combination of such obsessions and compulsions. Symptoms of the disorder include excessive washing or cleaning, repeated checking, extreme hoarding, preoccupation with sexual, violent or religious thoughts, relationship-related obsessions, aversion to particular numbers and nervous rituals such as opening and closing a door a certain number of times before entering or leaving a room. These symptoms are time-consuming, might result in loss of relationships with others, and often cause severe emotional and financial distress. The acts of those who have OCD may appear paranoid and potentially psychotic. However, people with OCD generally recognize their obsessions and compulsions as irrational and may become further distressed by this realization. Despite the irrational behaviour, OCD is sometimes associated with above-average intelligence. Its sufferers commonly share personality traits such as high attention to detail, avoidance of risk, careful planning, exaggerated sense of responsibility and a tendency to take time in making decisions.
We would make a documentation of my OCD friend’s life and I hope that it will be a successful journey. If you have friends who have OCD, you might want to introduce them to this blog post or contact me personally so that I can get in touch with them, too, they might want to contribute to this journey!
Best and all,