A few years ago I attended an OCD support group where people would discuss their symptoms and talk about how they were going.
One regular often had trouble explaining himself to the group. He would say ‘you’ll have to excuse me I’m competing with my OCD whilst trying to talk to you’.This perfectly sums up the condition.
The intrusive thoughts that define OCD are constant. They don’t take a break when you’re at work, with friends, on weekends or holidays.Read more on sane.org