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Is there anyone here with severe OCD who works?

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SneezingwakestheJesus Sun 07-Apr-13 19:48:02

I have very bad OCD (the severe end of severe according to psychiatrist) and have a young child. I have the long term aim of finding a job so I can have enough money for us to be comfortable rather than on benefits. I cannot think of anything I could do though. I can't work in a cafe because of contamination fears with the food. I can't work in care for contamination fears from the personal care involved. I can't work in a supermarket because I am scared to touch bottles containing chemicals (like bleach) or packets of meat so would not be able to be a checkout assistant.

I do have a degree but an only looking at NMW type jobs atm as the working environment is a trigger for me anyway.

I was just curious if anyone here has OCD too and if you do, what job or career you are in and how you handle your OCD at work?

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