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Old October 9th, 2008, 12:25 AM   #7
Avalikia
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Join Date: September 29, 2008
Location: Utah
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Default Re: I need some advice from fellow ocd sufferers!

I don't have OCD, but I have another mental disorder (Asperger's Syndrome) so it would be rather hypocritical of me to make fun of someone with OCD, wouldn't it? I'd think you'd be surprised by the sheer number of people who have or know someone who has OCD or something close enough and would therefore immeadiately be very supportive if you told them.

However, whether or not you want to tell more than your family and closest friends depends on how you feel about your OCD. If you're struggling with things like poor self-esteem, embarassment, etc., then the last thing you need is for an unsensitive or uncaring person to find out about it. On the other hand, if you're completely comfortable with yourself there's no reason not to tell anyone who happens to be around when it comes up - either in conversation or if your symptoms are showing. If someone reacted badly to finding out you have OCD, how well could you handle it?
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