Stop Saying You’re OCD – You’re Probably Not

I feel the urge to correct people’s spelling, especially when they use incorrect homophones.

The volume on my radio has to be set to particular numbers: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20, etc.

I take odd (the first, third, etc) steps using my left foot, and even steps with my right foot.

I’m admittedly a perfectionist, and will often do things over and over again if I’m not happy with the outcome.

But I do not have OCD.

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Dermatillomania: the Skin Picking Disorder

Dermatillomania (also known as compulsive skin picking or excoriation disorder) is a mental disorder that causes sufferers to feel compelled to pick at their skin to ease anxiety. This is often linked to OCD and perfectionism, picking at every little imperfection on the skin such as scabs and pimples. The horrible irony is that the sufferer falls into a wicked spiral of creating more imperfections in the pursuit of perfect skin, and potentially leading to greater mental disorders such as anxiety and depression.