I am obsessed with Star Wars. I think about it constantly and write fanfictions in my head (which I never right down), and it's a problem because it's all I think about, so it's all I'm prepared to talk about, which makes it hard for me to make friends or relate to the friends I already have. I've had this problem for as long as I can remember, but it hasn't always been Star Wars. Before that is was X-Men, before that it was Star Wars, which was preceded by Star Trek, which came after Harry Potter, which followed Animorphs (a young adult sci-fi book series), which came after Star Wars (which is the only one that's ever repeated itself), and before that I can't remember because I was really little (I am now in college). The last few obsessions (the current Star Wars obsession, X-Men, and the preceeding Star Wars obsession) have come one at a time and each lasted about two years each, but when I was yonger they lasted longer and some coincided (specifically, the last two or three years of Animorphs coincided with the first few years of Harry Potter). Now they never coincide and the change from one obsession to the next is very sudden. One day when I was into Star Trek I saw ten minutes of The Empire Strikes Back on TV and immediately became obsessed with Star Wars and never felt a desire to watch or think much about Star Trek again. About two years later, I bought a used copy of the first X-Men movie because it was cheap and I'd seen it before and knew I liked it and for some reason when I watched it, even though I had seen it before without being affected, I became obsessed with it. Two years later, after becoming disenchanted with X-Men by the dissapointing third movie, my math teacher (a big Star Wars fan) loaned me some of his Star Wars books and I immediately fell back in love with it, forsaking all others, and that's where I stand today. I've been diagnosed with OCD because of other symptoms, but I've never discussed this with my psychiatrist. Is this a symptom of OCD and has anyone else here experienced it?
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