Debunking Myths about OCD (OCD Awareness Week 2015)

My OCD Voice

Debunking Myths about OCD

If you ask a random person what OCD is what do you think they will say? Will they answer that it is an often debilitating anxiety disorder that affects adults and children? Will they say it involves hours of obsessive thoughts and repetitive, distressing rituals to try to relieve this anxiety? Probably not. Instead you will likely get mostly stereotypical and incorrect answers. Most mental illnesses are misunderstood by people who don’t have experience with them and OCD is definitely among them. Today I want to debunk a few of the most common myths and misconceptions about OCD.

1. Everyone with OCD is clean and organized.organization

OCD is an anxiety disorder that can involve a wide range of different fears. Yes, some people have rituals that involve cleaning or organizing, but only some individuals. Also, when cleaning and organizing are rituals they are not fun; they are…

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