Wife Discovered Her Husband Has A Different Type Of OCD | Security Footage Show Husband Is Suffering From Car Related OCD

OCD or Obsessive compulsive disorder is primarily related to fear of germs or compulsive behavior of person’s need to arrange the things in specific manner.

As OCD and its symptoms vary from person to person, it is important to know all signs and symptoms of OCD. The OCD knowledge has helped this wife to discover her husband has a unique type of OCD.

 

One wife discovered her husband has exhibited very peculiar behaviour owing to his car. Normally people suffering from OCD (Obsessive compulsive disorder) show phobia or fear towards germs or arranging the things in a particular manner at their office or work place. However, in this particular case, the otherwise seeming normal husband was behaving strangely when it comes to his car.

One day while checking the security footage, the wife has discovered strange habit about her husband. Her husband was found to be spending little extra time checking the car before parking in the driveway. Her initial thoughts were, since the car is parked outside the garage on open driveway, he is just making sure that it’s locked and secured to avoid any break-ins. However after watching her husband carefully for the next 3-4 days, she came to the conclusion that her husband may be suffering from OCD. Here is the curious case of housewife who with little smartness discovered her’s husbands OCD symptoms.

Car Obsession And OCD

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When it comes to linking one’s car obsession and Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), the lines are subtle. Just like our home, car is an important investment in the life. Everyone wants to protect and care for this expensive asset. A single scar or small damage can devaluate and sometimes even diminish car’s value.

When you buy expensive car or the make and model you were dreaming long time, falling in love with this beauty is perfectly natural. When we all love our car and like to take care of it almost daily, does this behaviour constitute Obsessive compulsive disorder. The answer is NO! and it’s perfectly fine to fall in love with your automobile.

To understand what is compulsive behaviour as compared to perfectly normal behaviour of caring for one’s car, we want to go in details about the husband’s case of Car OCD. Also read OCD Magical Thinking Test Is Your Religious Beliefs And Magical Thinking Resulting In Obsessive compulsive disorder

 

Husband’s Strange Behavior Towards Car Lead To Diagnose Him With OCD

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While checking the security cam footage, the wife accidental stumble upon her husband’s extra caution related to his car parked in driveway. Instead of scoffing it off as strange behaviour, the housewife decided to observe her husband carefully.

The next day, when husband returned from office, his wife was ready positions infront of security camera. Second day too, she found that her husband is making sure the car is locked and the things inside are placed in specific manner.

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Same pattern repeated on 3rd and 4th day, cementing wife’s fear that her husband may be suffering from OCD. Symptoms or behaviour observed with this car obsessed husband

  • Making sure the car is locked – two or more times
  • Looking through the car window to make sure things inside are place in specific manner
  • Repeat these steps for front as well as back seats
  • Pointing to objects from the mirror and talking to himself
  • Repeating these steps in peculiar and strange manner
  • Spending more time than usual in making sure things are arranged/ kept in specific manner.

 

Watch actual patients behaviour suffering from OCD. Note down the signs so you can see if someone in your known circle is suffering from this mental disorder.

 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Assessment Quiz.

Based on clinical signs, we have created a quiz (self-assessment) to know if you or someone in your family are suffering from OCD related compulsive behaviour. Take this quiz to detect OCD at the very beginning so a proper treatment plan can be suggested to cure or altogether eliminate this mental disorder.

 

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Are you afraid of getting contaminated (soil, germs, chemicals, radiation) and so you wash and tidy up yourself many times a day?
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Are you frequently disturbed by unpleasant ideas or images that invade your mind involuntarily?
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Do you tend to get delayed on your work or other activities because you repeat or check things many times?
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Are you repeatedly asking your family members questions as "Have I molested someone?" or "My hands should be clean now, right?"
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Are you usually excessively concerned about germs and diseases?
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Do you have difficulty in making decisions?
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How often do you feel assaulted by thoughts you consider dirty and find it difficult to reject?
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Do you use large amounts of antiseptic products?
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Do you avoid touching things in the street because you are afraid of catching a disease?
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Do certain attitudes or mental actions cause you great discomfort because they represent a waste of time or interfere with your daily routine or working, academic or social relationships?
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Do daily easy activities often make you have many doubts?
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Do you have to check your neighborhood to make sure they have not hit someone with their car or assaulted someone
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Does arranging your clothes or things demand you too much effort or dedication?
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Do you have to check or confirm things repetitively because not doing so would cause you too much discomfort or allow something bad to happen?
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