Compulsions: The 6 Things you should know when writing a character with OCD

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Compulsions: There are two kinds of compulsions you must understand if you’re writing a character with OCD

Compulsions are what most authors think of when writing a character with OCD. The stereotypical character comes to mind who can’t stop washing their hands or adjusts all the apples in the pyramid display.

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