7 Celebrities Who Have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Leonardo DiCaprio Was Obsessed With Sidewalks As A Kid
Do not shake Howie Mandel's hand. The Deal Or No Deal host looks at the hands of strangers' like they're covered with the plague, and he does everything he can to avoid them. He has a very typical form of obessive compulsive disorder. Which other famous peeps struggle with the condition? Let's see ...
OCD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, is an anxiety disorder in which the person affected has repeated unwanted thoughts or feelings and does a series of actions to make those thoughts or feelings subside. Those actions can range from repeated hand-washing to get rid of perceived germs, to going out of your way to avoid cracks on the sidewalk.
With approximately 1 in 50 adults suffering from OCD, the disorder can be found pretty much anywhere. Even in Hollywood.
Leonardo DiCaprio: The Titanic star has revealed he used to be obsessed with sidewalks when he was a child, repeatedly retracing his step in order to step on cracks and gum-spots.
David Beckham: The soccer star's wife, Victoria Beckham, has said her husband is obsessed with organization and pairing items. She has said they had to buy three refrigerators to separate food, and that David will throw items away if there are an odd number of them.
Cameron Diaz: Before she "made her peace" with them, the Bad Teacher actress had such a phobia of germs that she would scrub her doorknobs until the paint on them faded. Likewise, her ex-goyfriend Justin Timberlake stuggles with OCD and ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). JT is obsessive about keeping certain food items in the house at all times and lining things up just so.
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