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I count everything constantly. Numbers, even letters. What do I have?

I have had this problem for many, many years and its so annoying sometimes. I always have to distract myself and have to concentrate. Will it ever go away?

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Sounds like OCD, but you need to see a doctor to be diagnosed and treated.

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Thanks for your help =)
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I agree with Cj. It does sound like OCD. No, it normally won't "go away" but it can be understand and treated, making your life more manageable. I would suggest finding a good psychologist in your area. They are familiar with OCD, and there are test(s) they can give to help determine exactly what you have. It is more common than you might think.

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Thanks i will check into it =)
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I have the same problem. I have to count everything and it has to end with even numbers. I've had it all my life and never felt like I needed help. It's just annoying. I just think its a small form of OCD. It will get better as you get older but a lot of people have his so don't feel left out! I discovered it when I was about 10 and I'm 35 now and I've never gotten "help". So unless this is controlling you life, you will be fine without spending all your money in doctors and meds.

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Thanks , i also like to end with even numbers, especially in multiples of four. I started doing this around the age of like 5. Now im your age and i cant seem to make it stop. I have to really concentrate on things to distract myself. Thanks for your help =)
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You're nuts!! Lol. As mentioned you have a form of OCD. If the counting doesn't affect your daily life you'll be fine but its never a bad idea to consult a professional. Good luck and happy counting:-)). BTW I have the same issue I constantly remind myself not to count so it isn't much of a problem.

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I sometimes get really annoyed by it because rather than pay attention to someone talk, i will be counting like a weirdo then realize that i should be paying attention. I will consider seeing a dr. Thanks for your help =)
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder tendancies. If its just that one thing im not sure it would be diagnosed as full blown OCD. It has to be effecting your life significantly. Pay attn to other areas of your life. You may find OCD tendancies to smaller degrees in other areas. Do you have routines that you are uncomfortable changing, do you get upset if people touch or move things in youre environment, is your home/room/closet highly organized, etc?

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Yes i get really upset when people rearrange things because i have everything in a certain place. I hate finger prints that are visible, i hate dust, dirty things, germs, clothes not hung up right, i like things aligned properly. Etc. thanks for your help =)
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