What is Symmetry OCD
He grabs the door. He pulls once with his left hand and then once with his right. He sits waiting for the bus; the left near the window won't due, he must sit in the middle. Tap tap goes his left foot. Tap tap goes his right. The teacher hands out markers. The little girl next to him hands her six. Six is not right, he quickly hands one back. He waits for his mom to pick him up. His eyes scan the corners of the building. One, two, three, four; he counts to himself. All is safe. All is right in his little world controlled by symmetry OCD.
The subtle movements to balance the body, the small gestures to tap just right. The mental games hidden in the dark recesses of the mind. It is often only discovered after years of balancing. Years of counting. Years of compulsions. Let’s talk about how to spot Symmetry OCD who have this OCD theme.
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Treatment for Symmetry OCD
Nathan Peterson specializes in working with OCD and Anxiety related disorders and has done so for the past 7+ years.