Many people with OCD suffer its symptoms mildly and one of the symptoms they suffer include the obsession to always make things in a right way or order. They also are fond of checking things over and over again like the switches and lights at home. They obsessively stock up things that are no longer needed. They also keenly protect their area and make it excessively clean and tidy. They are also too conscious of their hygiene that they wash frequently and excessively.
There are a lot of cases as well wherein OCD is quite mild and not even noticeable to many but the attitude of placing things in order or having the symptoms of OCD is present. There are also times that having mild OCD is an advantage to those who live with them.
OCD patients have symptoms that are quite beneficial such as getting things and returning them to their proper places always. Another good example that OCD patients do is placing the house keys where they are usually hanged rather than throwing or placing them anywhere. So whenever their family members look for them, they would easily know where to find those things. It takes less time and less going back and forth looking for something.
Since OCD patients like to hoard things, there are cases wherein there are things that are kept for a long time and are now needed will have a chance to be found. This is an advantage for the family members because they know that the things are still there and they can still be used. If you have an OCD member of the family, you can ask him or her if you have lost something you needed. There is a possibility that it’s still in their hands.
OCD patients want to keep things in order. They don’t want to see anything scattered. So this is a beneficial attitude in any household. Surely your house will always be clean and in order if you have an OCD family member. You will somehow not have a hard time cleaning the mess up since they are the ones that will clean and put things in order for you.
Having mild OCD and managing its symptoms well can be viewed with a positive side. It’s not at all bad if you are suffering from OCD. There is always a brighter side of things. And if there are symptoms that are really annoying or just disturbing, it is important for the OCD patient to manage it and consult with the physician on any information that might help him or her.
Never put down an OCD patient. Just help them on how to turn their obsessive compulsive symptoms into a beneficial one. It maybe not that easy, but you can always do something about it.