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I have a problem which most people with OCD don't seem to have. I do rituals. Whenever I do something I have to thing of a certain image or phrase to block out the things I don't want to see. I don't have a problem with counting, germs, etc. that most assume is OCD. Does anybody else have this type of problem?
 
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Can you give a specific example?

Rituals are known to be part of OCD.

One such term which sometimes causes confusion is the word ‘ritual’, which some people, even health professionals, confuse and refer to as a ‘compulsion’. Whilst it is true that a ritual is a compulsive behaviour (physical or mental), it is not just one specific compulsive behaviour, it is more a set pattern of behaviours with a clear defined starting point and end point . For example, ‘rub left side of face first, and then right side of face, then forehead’. In many cases if the sufferer is interrupted during their ritual process then their OCD will dictate they must start the ritual again from the very beginning.
 
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YES,,,i use phrase, mutter it under my breath to cancel out if i see or here a word i dont like. Its always been the same phrase,ive got so used to it i dont think i can stop saying it. In fact i say it before ive even seen or heard a bad word. Its like a part of me now.
 
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This is a little helpful. But do you ever do things like opening doors and thinking, "I Have to have this thought and image in mind before I can do it?" It isn't an intrusive thought, really. It just comes and I have to block it out.
 
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i do it with virtually every daytime action,,....Ive got OCD severely.
 
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Yes, I can give an example. Things I fear, find repulsive. Tarantulas, dogs, suffering of any kind, excrement. And a lot of memories. I try to block it out with fiction, say a quote from a movie or an image. Also Tartan Extreme I like your icon. It looks like Audition, which did scare me but I really like the movie.
 
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Also Tartan Extreme I like your icon. It looks like Audition, which did scare me but I really like the movie.
You are 100% correct: it is indeed Audition. Good catch.
 
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