These days, it’s common to hear Americans say “he is OCD.” We laugh and understand that the person is unrealistically particular or strict in their behavior. That’s funny and lighthearted, but the REAL meaning of OCD in a clinical sense is really NOT funny at all. OCD has often been referred to as the “disease of doubt” because its sufferers are not quite sure if they did the last ritual quite right or are unsure if they really completed it correctly!


People sometimes tell me I don’t have anything to be anxious about. But the whole point of OCD creates things for me to be anxious about. I have OCD mixed with ADD, try living with that combination. Having OCD is like living with a bully in your head constantly. OCD is not an adjective, it’s a serious illness. OCD is not a disease that bothers; it’s a disease that tortures.

I have CDO…it’s like OCD but all the letters are in alphabetical order as they should be.


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