OCD Is Much Darker Than Some Cleaning Disorder

OCD Is Much Darker Than Some Cleaning Disorder

Every time I hear someone say they are “so OCD” because they frantically cleaned their kitchen that morning, I feel a surge of disappointment in my stomach. Over the years, we have become conditioned to believe that obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is nothing more than liking your shoes lined up, having to count to a certain number or organizing your cupboards with labels. Not only has this become a misconception due to people using the condition as a description for their personality quirks, but even TV shows have added to the stigma – such as Channel 4’s Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners , which added to...

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