I can see where you are coming from Weeping Willow. It does make light of it, but I think in a way you have to approach life with a sense of humour. I mean, if we didn't and looked at everything as if it is likely to offend then we'd miss out on things.
In psychology classes I, at first, found it difficult to hear my teacher talking about the "damaged" brain when referring to an "abnormal" brain. It bothered me to such an extent that I almost approached her to ask if she could think of something else to say instead of "damaged". But when I considered it and looked at myself, it hit me that I was taking it all too seriously and just how petty I was being.
If everyone with OCD looked at Monk and took it all seriously and to heart then I could see them being outraged. But it is clear that it is not meant to offend and it possibly is, to a certain extent, raising a bit of awareness.
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