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Do I Have OCD?

I'm only 14 years old and I am not completely sure if i have OCD or not. I've seen television shows on people who have OCD but i haven't seen anybody quite like me. I have an obsession of making sure everything is even. Such as, my room has many posters and stuff hanging on the walls, and I spend hours making sure that the poster on one side of the wall is in the exact same spot on the other side of the wall. I do this with many things like money, items in my bathroom cabinet, stuff on desks, mostly anything that i can fix. Another thing i obsess about is making things even on my body. Like if someone pokes me repeatedly on my right arm, i poke myself on my left arm in the exact same spot until they are even. But that's only sometimes. So I was wondering if maybe you could tell me if this is normal or not?? Thanks for your time

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