OCD [was The Conlang Instinct]
|From:||Matthew Kehrt <matrix14@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 9, 1999, 23:54|
Hey, Nicole, get help. I mean this seriously. I have OCD. I finally
talked to my parents about it and now I'm fine. I'm on Zoloft and works
amazingly well. Talk to some one!
nicole perrin wrote:
> B Elliott Walker wrote:
> > nicole>>>>>>
> > And speaking of another really strange quirky thing: I
> > count letters, both in speech (my own and other people's) and especia=lly
> > in print. It takes me a ridiculous amount of time to read anything
> > because I count the letters in each word, each sentence, words per
> > sentence, average letters per word, etc etc. Does that have a fun na=me
> > like synesthesia does?
> > <<<<<<
> > OCD? :-)
> > uh, that sounds more like some sort of obsessive disorder to me, for =all
> > it's worth. how do you get through something as long as tolstoi's W&P= doing
> > that?
> OCD *is* obsessive compulsive disorder, which is a big thing in my
> family and yes I do display it as well. And about War and Peace...I
> haven't gotten through it yet, but I have made it through some really
> long books with much aggravation. Usually, if I'm the slightest bit
> distracted from reading all I do is say the letters names in my head an=d
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> count them, but if I can devote total concentration to reading, I read
> pretty quickly.