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I have OCD and LEGO (and video games for that matter) have helped a lot. Mostly because there's an end result to accomplish...build the thing (beat the game). Coming out of my dark ages has done wonders for my OCD. I truly believe that and am not just saying that so my wife will be open to me buying more LEGO (wink!).
I have also discovered that Lego is a go to comforter for me, I can get quite down sometimes and when it happens, treating myself to a set or two cheers me up no end.
Bulk buys to sort are for the ADHD / OCD side of me.
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Of course, Lego is so expensive that spending money on it also becomes a source of anxiety. Such a dilemma.
However, when I'm actually building, I'm fine. It's just choosing what I want that gets me.
Of course, no two people with OCD see it manifest the same way or can deal with it the same way. It can be a destructive thing to have or something you learn to live with, but that can be completely different for each individual. There's no right answer for everyone. But for me and my form of it, LEGO is a great release that helps me and has for over half my life. There are other pieces of my OCD that LEGO can't help, but I have to deal with in other ways, but part of it, at least, has been greatly aided since I came out of my dark ages.