25 thoughts on “on OCD

  1. GeekGuruChannel

    Yesssss I totally agree. My best friend was diagnosed with OCD but I truly
    believe she was misdiagnosed. It’s not a black and white disorder, not that
    anything is, all I know is the medication changed her and she knew it too
    :/ Drugs are scary.

  2. Leila Ben B

    Thank you for that amazing talk about OCD. My older sister was diagnosed
    with OCD (and fairly sever at that) and it bothers me to no end when people
    are all “oh I’m so OCD about *blank*”. I may borrow your words when I need
    to explain it to people. Sidenote: all your videos are brilliant and well

  3. TheKateasrophe

    Thankyou so much for this! I have trichotillomania which is a type of OCD
    and it irritates me so much when people say they have it over tiny things.
    Also the term ‘want to pull my hair out’ can upset people with trich
    because that is the actual symptom (?) of it. Not judging you because you
    said that in the video, just putting it out there 🙂 Great video!

  4. arielemon

    I was thinking this the other day and I agree with everything you’re
    saying. Just because you like your papers in a neat pile, that doesn’t mean
    you’re OCD.

  5. audreytwice

    Yes! People do this with heart palpitations and I hate it, because I had to
    deal with them. But I think this happens a lot more with mental illness
    because for centuries it’s been okay to belittle people with these
    illnesses, so today these hurtful phrases have become engrained in our
    language, and it’s time we do something about it. This video is certainly a
    step forward in tackling that, I think.

  6. elliesandpancakes

    I am so glad that there are people out there like you and Megan who get
    that there’s a difference between an actual illness and having a “thing.”

  7. Rachel Wells

    I, myself have trichotillomania which is a type of OCD and I’m in recovery
    from it (just got back a full head of hair and eyelashes and eyebrows!
    Woop!) I am so incredibly irritate when people say things like “yeah I’m
    ocd about that” when it is little things that don’t actually make a person
    have OCD. Thanks for this video, it was great! 🙂

  8. LiverpoolLights

    i sense you watch scrubs. just a feeling. MEGAN SENT ME OMG SHE SOOOO
    FAMOUS lol jk hi, I think being diagnosed or getting a diagnosis on your
    issues helps you understand them, speaking from past experience. and
    honestly, I think it’s just misunderstood labeling and stigma associated
    with mental health and disorders.good video!!

  9. Aidan McCaffrey

    I completely understand where you’re coming from, but I can’t say I agree
    with you. People do throw around the term OCD too often, but I don’t think
    anybody is trying to romanticize it. Everybody has at least some obsessive
    compulsive behaviors, and it’s hard to explain these behaviors to other
    people when you don’t understand your own behavior yourself. If I were to
    do something that another person found strange and they asked me about it,
    I would probably tell them, “Oh, it’s just something I’m OCD about.” I
    understand that this statement doesn’t make any sense, but if I were to say
    this to someone, they would know what I meant, and move on from the
    subject, no longer finding my behavior strange or judging it. I believe
    people throw around OCD only because saying “one of my obsessive compulsive
    behaviors” sounds a bit scary. OCD has become an expression that people use
    on a daily basis, mainly because they lack a better explanation. I don’t
    believe that anyone is misinformed or is being offensive, they just lack a
    better word. Though I do wish people would find a different expression to

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