Too close to home. someone close to me has been diagnosed with OCD. it's a horrifying and painful disease to deal with. People think it's quirky or cute, but do
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Too close to home

someone close to me has been diagnosed with OCD. it's a horrifying and painful disease to deal with. People think it's quirky or cute, but do you know how painful it is to have a constant screaming in your head unless you touch the fifth tile down the hall with the left side of your foot before your right seven times in a row before opening and closing the dor three times? even worse is, unlike other mental diseases, you're aware that there is something terribly wrong with you. You feel trapped in your own body as you're forced to go through emotions again and again. I've stayed up nights with her in my arms, sobbing because she can't face the public every day, knowing that they might see her as a freak.

tl;dr OCD is a painful, scary disease, and I'm speaking from experience.
inb4 exaggerating
inb4 hurr durr I have OCD

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User avatar #478 - lordgeneral (02/08/2014) [+] (6 replies)
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OP here. Something I want to clarify to all of you retards and faggots. I'm not saying you can't joke about OCD. Or retardation. Etc.

I myself am mildly schizophrenic, and had to deal with both DID and PTSD in the past. This friend of a friend was collecting donations and such on tumblr for her non-existent DID.
My sister took days off and got time out of class for her "social anxiety"

This is the **** I've got issues with. If you want to use hyperbole, or be some faggoty hipster, fine by me. Do not take advantage of non-existent issues while myself and others destroy themselves for some semblance of a normal life. No one should reap the rewards of illness.
#40 - optimussum ONLINE (02/07/2014) [+] (38 replies)
its the same with being bi-polar

people self-diagnose themselves as bi-polar because they get upset sometimes

thats not being bi-polar

thats just being a little bitch
#100 - giustobuffo (02/07/2014) [+] (9 replies)
>Be me
>Strange kid my whole life
>11 years old
>Get tested for ADD
>Turns out I have hardcore OCD
>That explains everything
>Meds don't help so I don't take them
>Still find OCD references and jokes funny because I'm not a touchy ****
#63 - AbsentMinded (02/07/2014) [-]
I had to thumb this down.

My OCD was playing up.
#7 - unearthlike (02/07/2014) [+] (16 replies)
You seem like the type of person to do just that.
#10 to #8 - unearthlike (02/07/2014) [-]
**unearthlike rolls 42**
#62 - kanatana ONLINE (02/07/2014) [-]
MFW people tell me they have OCD
MFW people tell me they have OCD
#23 - secretmouse (02/07/2014) [+] (27 replies)
I was diagnosed with OCD as a child, and it always get on my nerves whenever I see/read that someone who likely does not have OCD claims to and has self-diagnosed.
I was diagnosed with OCD as a child, and it always get on my nerves whenever I see/read that someone who likely does not have OCD claims to and has self-diagnosed.

User avatar #179 - icameheretotroll (02/08/2014) [+] (4 replies)
I mean I haven't ben diagnosed by a professional but most people can easily claim that I have ADHD because I
#112 - joikacake (02/07/2014) [-]
There is a difference between obsessive compulsive anxiety disorder (have to turn the door lock 5 times every time you go there)
obsessive compulsive personality disorder (perfectionistic organized, ultmalitely inefficient).
User avatar #80 - emokoneko (02/07/2014) [+] (13 replies)
As someone who has actually been diagnosed/treated for OCD, I 100% agree.

"OMG I"m so OCD I like even numbers."

"Bitch I just burned the **** outta myself because I accidentally touched a hot stove once, so had to touch it again until it was equal to my OCD number."
User avatar #192 - faimbot (02/08/2014) [-]
I have OCD. I was diagnosed by a professional. But a professional skateboarder, so I am not sure if that qualifies.
User avatar #231 - HailtotheKing (02/08/2014) [+] (10 replies)
The one that pisses me off more than anything is people on Tumblr talking about their headmates. "headmates" are imaginary characters that people make up in their head because they want attention. Coming from the mouth of a diagnosed schizophrenic, headmates are the only thing I have ever actually been offended over. Like it's cool to hear voices or it's cool to have people in your head. You know what isn't cool? Being alone at night and hearing three different people tell you to kill yourself. Or being told that your medication will stop your mother from loving you. Or being held in a ******* hospital because you realized that the friend you talked to for a year didn't actually exist.

God stupid people on that site piss me off.
User avatar #257 - brockton (02/08/2014) [+] (5 replies)
Neil Hilborn - "OCD" (Rustbelt 2013) relevant
#153 - sabukonoerika (02/08/2014) [+] (3 replies)
>Diagnosed with severe depressive disorder with OCD
I'm in psychology listening to a lecture about OCD and this bitch starts talking about how she's soooooooooooo OCD cause she HAS to have everything clean. I turn around and ask her if she cleans every day for hours, even if it's already clean.
"No, not every day, but my house is pretty clean."
"That's not what OCD is."
"Yes it is, I need things to be clean, I'm obbsessed with cleaning."
"No. No it's not."
I turn around and hat ho is still talking about her OCD problem. ******* hate this. You hear it all the time, "I'm so OCD because..." drives me up the damn wall....
User avatar #203 - spooooce (02/08/2014) [+] (2 replies)
I don't have OCD, but I am 'Anal' about things. As in, I would need the volume on a computer or TV to be a multiple of 5. I don't know why, but I just have this need for it.
#529 - flamingwombat (02/08/2014) [+] (1 reply)
>be me
>have no mental health problems
#457 - juanbalcknwhite ONLINE (02/08/2014) [-]
you know what really grinds my gears?
when i'm playing a videogame and i'm supposed to follow somebody, and their walking or running speed isn't the same as my walking or running speed.
#154 - julesk (02/08/2014) [-]
do you want to know what really grinds my gears?

slipping into reverse whilst still going forward when your driving
#152 - imagebandetector (02/08/2014) [+] (3 replies)
I've been seeing autism carelessly being thrown around as well; it's pretty much taken the place of the word "gay" as a way of saying something's stupid. I remember overhearing these two guys in my class talking about a calculus exam, and one of the guys called the other one autistic for missing a supposedly easy question on said exam, which makes little to no sense.
#21 - englman (02/07/2014) [-]
Learn something new everyday.. I really should have known this already as I've had two Psychology classes in University, but you really opened my eyes to looking at OCD in a different way and your description was definitely moving..
Thank you for this post. I feel like a lot of people are going to benefit from it.
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