what do you mean by your whole identity? and me too. i get so scared of being around things i like just because of ruining it
We are definitely born with it. I can remember being 10/11 and repeating sentences in my head over and over. It wasn't until a year ago that the compulsions started and thats when I reached out for help. The compulsions make the ocd annoying. I can deal with the thoughts.
It’s neurobiological disorder, and differences in the brain can be seen based on research. The amygdala is involved, which regulates emotions (especially fear) and I’ve learned in a psych class that our brain has a harder time filtering out the “alarms” that go off in our head