Camila Cabello came forward to talk about her struggle with OCD.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by feeling the need to perform the same tasks repeatedly. It can also cause those suffering from it to repeat the same thoughts over and over again. Camila said that she feels she’s in better control of it now.
According to music-news.net, she told Cosmopolitan:
“OCD is weird. I laugh about it now. Everybody has different ways of handling stress. And, for me, if I get really stressed about something, I’ll start to have the same thought over and over again, and no matter how many times I get to the resolution, I feel like something bad is about to happen if I don’t keep thinking about it.”
The 21-year-old now feels as though she understands her condition and how to identify it better:
“I feel so much more in control of it now. To the point where I’m just like, ‘Aha! OK, this is just my OCD.’ I’ll ask my mum a question for the fourth time and she’ll be like, ‘That’s OCD. You’ve got to let it go.'”
Camila has seen staggering success as a solo artist since breaking apart from Fifth Harmony. She said of her solo album:
“I loved making all the decisions, because the product was something that was fully representative of me. It’s like making yourself coffee or breakfast. It tastes better than going to a restaurant, because it’s yours, because you made it. That’s what it felt like for me.”