This is probably one of the best practical experiments I have come across for those who dont have OCD to experience a snippet of what it’s like. Although I don’t think it quite encapsulates the intensity of the disorder (how could it), it’s a very creative way of allowing people to enter the gates of the OCD world.
Give it a try….if you dare.
Jonathan Grayson is one of those rare individuals who has never had OCD himself but understands it with remarkable precision. His book Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is absolutely essential reading for those with the condition.