OCD with Numbers: The Strange World of OCD Behavior

Originally published at: OCD with Numbers - When counting becomes an obsession

OCD with Numbers Do you ever feel like you can’t stop counting? The number of steps you take, the number of items in your shopping cart, or the number of likes on your latest post is constantly on your mind?  If so, you’re not alone. Many people suffer from OCD with numbers (also known as…

I find that counting sometimes helps me keep calm in stressful situations. I do it to get focused, too, but that is rarer. I haven’t felt that activity as a burden yet, though.

I find it relaxing, too, but obviously, we don’t have the real problem individuals with that type of OCD have. I know a friend of mine I met during a support group meeting who needs to count things every few minutes in order not to go crazy.