The ones that I can definitely relate to are the ones where if I don’t do something specific that my mind has told me to do, something bad will happen, and the one about picking my skin. The first part is doing something called a compulsion. You OBSESS over a particular thing, such as worrying that something horrible is going to happen, so you do a COMPULSION to relieve that bad feeling and giving in to the tricks your mind is playing on you though the OCD. Hence, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The second one is called Dermatilomania, which is essentially skin picking. Personally, I have Trichotillomania, which is hair pulling. I have super minor skin picking but huge hair pulling. I’m not sure if you can have those without having OCD, but OCD can definitely connect itself to those two pulling and picking conditions. I would definitely schedule an appointment with an OCD therapist to do a diagnostic test to see what’s up. I believe NOCD offers a free 15 minute call or something like that to answer general questions about the organization to see if you’d be interested in continuing. My life has improved immensely since joining therapy here. Good luck, and I’m here if you need me!
Also for correct terminology, both Dermatilomania and Trichotillomania and also tics, which I have a few of, are called BFRBs, which stands for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors.
@Fruitpunch Actually not sure if tics are technically considered BFRBs in the medical field but I do have them and they can be connected to ocd.
I have not been able to comfortably wear socks since as long as I can remember, and am literally repulsed by the sound they make rubbing the carpet (i just avoid shoes that need socks now haha!) and I had the same thing when I was younger where I felt like I couldn’t get a deep enough breathe!
I would probably talk to a therapist. Idk if it’s ocd but those things seem like a hinderance to you. :(