Celebrities who suffer from OCD

While to the rest of the world they look so perfect, Hollywood stars are far from that. The truth is many of them suffer from various types of disorders and today we will focus on celebrities who have some kind of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Check out which stars suffer from OCD.

Megan Fox









One of the most recent celebrities to come out with obsessive-compulsive disorder is Megan Fox. The actress recently announced she has been struggling with the condition for years. Like many OCD people, it manifests as an intense awareness of germs. Fox refuses to use public restrooms or restaurant silverware, and displays some symptoms of agoraphobia.

Daniel Radcliffe









The Harry Potter star dealt with serious OCD in his youth. He once stated it took him as long as five minutes or more to turn off a light because of his compulsions, and that seeking help was the most important step he made in coping with the disorder.

Julianne Moore









In 2008, the actress told UK’s Guardian that her OCD tendencies draw her to dark, emotional characters. She talked about doing the “lucky walk,” leaving the house at a certain time and pace so that she would face more green lights than red.

Cameron Diaz









One of the most public stars in Hollywood when it comes to obsessive-compulsive disorder, Cameron Diaz’s condition manifests itself as an overwhelming fear of germs, especially on doorknobs. In her home, the polish is worn off of every knob because she insists on opening them with her elbows. She also cleans her house daily and washes her hands multiple times every day. Diaz has generally had success controlling her OCD symptoms and it doesn’t affect her work on the set.

Billy Bob Thornton









Some of the OCD traits that Billy had were taking his mail out of his mailbox and putting it back in three times. He also would assign numbers to people and remember the people by those numbers. The actor said his OCD began in his childhood as a result of abuse.

Leonardo DiCaprio









DiCaprio was obsessed with sidewalks as a child, often going back over his walking routes to repeatedly step on cracks or gum stains. Doorways also triggered his OCD. DiCaprio admits he allowed his compulsive tendencies to worsen in order to better play his role as film producer/director and fellow OCD sufferer Howard Hughes in the movie Aviator.

Jessica Alba









Jessica Alba said her OCD came out of a need to have control over her life. “I used to unplug every single appliance in my house. Or I’d double-check every door in my house to make sure it was locked at night,” she told CosmoGirl. “It was like a panic come over me and I had to do something, and once I did it, I was OK. … It was really me needing to control something.” Her anxiety peaked around her 25th birthday when the 200 balloons her boyfriend used to decorate her hotel room triggered her symptoms.

Justin Timberlake

People's Choice Awards 2014 Press Room








Timberlake admitted to his OCD, saying that he is obsessed with arranging objects until they feel ‘just right’ and compulsively stocking certain types of food in his fridge.  He says that his OCD is made much more difficult because he has Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) as well.

Katy Perry









Katy Perry says that she suffers from OCD particularly when she is stressed, and finds the condition a bigger problem when she is on tour.  Her obsession surrounds making sure that things are perfect: she can’t stand sunglasses with fingerprints on them, or broken make-up in her bag.

Charlize Theron









Charlize has organizational compulsions. She describes it as the inability to let someone’s cabinets be messy, claiming she occasionally gets insomnia as she thinks about the disorganized cabinets. On occasion, it’s believed that she herself will go through even a stranger’s cabinets to ensure they’re in order.
















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5 responses to “Celebrities who suffer from OCD”

  1. Patricia says:

    Our obsessions, our pedantic nature lead to the disorders mentioned in this article. Celebrities are also human beings, so they can suffer with obsessive-compulsive disorders as well. It was interesting to know that people, who are so famous, talented and wealthy are as simple people as me and you are. This makes them close to us, ordinary people. I am glad many of the stars manage to overcome and control their OCD.

  2. Dave says:

    We all come with our imperfections. Someone has got obsessive-compulsive disorders. I think many of these are simple phobias that could be successfully treated with the great psychologist. Some of us just get too much concern on the things they like their way or are afraid of getting ill, or dirty, some cannot tolerate mess and lack of discipline, but what rely helps is clearing your head form all this obsessive thoughts, relaxation and taking things easy in life. Life is short to take it too seriously; we still are not going to leave it alive! Hehehe!

  3. Inna says:

    Ha ha, weirdoes, well I can understand Megan Fox pretty well, as she really has a point in her obsessive fear. She is right to do that, and as long as she will be afraid of all those germs and stuff in the public restrooms as well as in the public places the more is the possibility that she or her family will not get sick. I know what I am talking about as I have been working as a waiter for a very long time, and due to this thing I know for sure how they clean dishes and how clean is the entire “kitchen”, it made me so shocked the first time I saw that, how dirty everything was inside, that I felt myself depressed for some time, now I am used to things, and simply do not eat in the public places, as well as try to never even feel that I want to use a public restroom, as far as for the past four years it works damn good to me, so hopefully all the moms in the world who would read my comment will sit for a second and think how they can make everything safe for their families.

  4. Riley says:

    Jessica alba was always such a tough cookie and at the same time she looks so fragile and feminine, damn it, how is she doing that, that I never thought she can have some obsessive fear, but it looks like she is a human being as well. Lol, of course she is, it was just one of my silly jokes, which I use quite almost all the time. But kinda understand her; I used to have same fear, after I spotted once for a very lucky chance in the world that my roommate has forgotten the gas on in the kitchen. I got so stressed and terrified, and all I was able to think at that moment was what if I wouldn’t feel like a glass of water and didn’t walk into the kitchen in that moment, I might have no wake up in the next day, as well as her, or she could blow half of the house while having her cigarette in the morning. So my point is that maybe that fear is not that bad, as after all it might save her life one day.

  5. Tina says:

    Well done Justin Timberlake and Charlize Theron, I am pretty much same, as you guys are. If something is on the wrong place, than I certainly won’t be able to come down until I will have it done in the right way, I understand that it might look scary in a way or another, but that is the truth of my life. I remember a few weeks ago I decided that I want some tea in the night time, so I made myself a cup of chamomile tea, and after drinking it I decided well, what the heck I will clean the mug tomorrow, and went to sleep. So I tried to fall asleep almost till three am, and after that got up being very angry and went to the kitchen in order to clean the mug, and as soon as I did that, I fall asleep like a baby. I understand how they feel like, it is good from one side, but from the other side it is freaking me out having the habit that makes me worry all the time.