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Charlize Theron talks about her OCD

The anxiety-based obsessive compulsive disorder, more commonly shortened to OCD, can take on many forms. While most people associate it with washing your hands 5000 times a day or excessive counting, your mind could literally choose anything to fixate on or obsess about. Equally various, are compulsions – the behaviours or things one will do to relieve or appease their obsessions.

Charlize Theron describes her experience with OCD as: “I have a ton of flaws. I have a serious problem, it’s a real disease. And millions of people actually suffer from this, it’s an obsessive-compulsive disorder. I have a bit of it. I don’t do counting or any of that stuff, but I have a real thing about chaos. I am good with chaos, I just don’t like it when chaos is hidden. I have a problem with cabinets being messy and people just shoving things in cabinets and closing the door. You can’t. I really, really lie in bed and [am] not able to sleep because I think, ‘I saw something in that cabinet that just shouldn’t be there’.”

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