It is important to seek help upon the earliest signs of OCD and eating disorders. In a strange story, a 40-year old woman died from dehydration and skin infection due to her untreated OCD. The woman, who showers for 20 hours a day because of her severe germ phobia, eventually refused to eat for added “protection”.
Meanwhile, pica is another compulsive disorder characterized by a voracious appetite for non-food substances. In Florida, a woman became obsessed with eating soap and laundry detergents. Fortunately, she decided to get help and was able to kick her nasty habit before it cost her her life.