Obsessive compulsive and schizophrenic I. A. spirals down the stairs and toward the door leading out of the ward. After sitting on a couch in the hallway for hours, she gets up to seek distractions in the courtyard. ..She often rubs her face and says,? I have many fears.? One of them is that the food she is eating is poisoned, so she habitually cleans her face and hands.