Monday, April 22, 2013

OCD: Cleaning? Nah.

In my experiences with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, cleaning has not been something I've struggled with (other than cleaning my hands, which is a story for another time).

Over the years, I have usually been one of two ways - clean or really messy. When I clean, I'm pretty thorough with the outward appearance of things (for the most part, at times). And, after something is clean, I like to try to keep it that way (at least for a while). However, when it gets dirty/messy, a person would NEVER guess I have OCD. (I say that because, for many people, cleaning and OCD automatically go hand-in-hand.)

I'm sure my OCD comes into play about some things when I'm cleaning, as OCD affects many things I do to some extent. But, I don't do things like go over and over and over a spot on the floor when washing it, feeling like it's not clean enough.

Cleaning is very much a difficult part of some peoples' Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. And, although, parts of my OCD are extreme and/or disabling at times, cleaning is not one of my struggles.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nor do I work in the health field. I am not an expert in anything faith-related, nor do I work in a faith-related area. The things I write are things I've learned and/or things I believe. I learned them from sermons, Bible teacher(s), Bible study, life, and/or etc. I take things I've learned and see how I believe they could be applied to OCD based on my experiences, etc. with OCD. I am not saying to use any of the things on this blog as treatment. Maybe you'll find some things in my blog posts to help you on top of whatever treatment method(s) you have chosen/choose to use or not use for your OCD, but you do so at your own risk. I am not responsible for any of your choices, actions, decisions. I am not responsible for any of your results, nor your lack of results. I have read something similar or the same as this in the past from a Bible teacher: If anything I ever write doesn't line up with God's Word, please throw it out.

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