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Chapter 4. It's All in Your Head > Is There a Doctor in the House? - Pg. 43

It's All in Your Head 43 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD, on the other hand, brings about procrastination from a different direction; people with OCD are obsessed with organization. They are often perfectionists who attend to minute details, such as alphabetizing the spice rack, but they never get around to the more important task that those details are a part of, such as cooking with those spices. They may make endless lists and schedules, but they get so caught up in the planning that they never get around to doing the things they've listed or scheduled, or they wait until the last minute to do them. Some OCD sufferers become so obsessed with organization, so worried about finding just the right place to put an object, or so concerned about how to prioritize their time that they are unable to take any action and often become very unorganized and unproductive. Anxiety Disorders Anxiety disorders relate to the fears (already talked about in this chapter) that can keep people from accomplishing things. People who are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder are plagued with intense and/or chronic anxiety that goes beyond normal levels of worry. They may find themselves worrying so much that they feel they don't have any control over the worrying. They can't stop it, and it affects their sleep patterns, moods, ability to concentrate, or other aspects of daily life to the point that they can't function normally at work, in social situations, or at home. Depression Depression, as well, can keep people from reaching goals or taking care of routine responsibilities because of the overall lethargy and apathy that may come with it. Most everyone feels down or blue from time to time. But true clinical depression is more than that. As with anxiety disorders, clinical