Updated: Jan 12, 2021

I was interacting with a friend about a year who claimed she had OCD, because her friends kept insisting she had a particularly weird way of doing her things. Arranging her clothes in a particular way, with white clothes on the top and the dark ones at the bottom; invariable way of telling us how angels conquer demons. She had a preference for the same kind of white socks, and could eat the same food every day for a month without any complaints. Basically, the same everything. Did she have OCD? Let’s find out!

Healthy individuals experience occasional intrusive thoughts, some of which are concerned with sexual, aggressive and other themes similar to those of obsessive patients but that does not mean the diagnosis of OCD has to be thrown down their throats.