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Old May 19th, 2010, 05:43 PM   #1
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Default "I have OCD." "Yeah I think I might too!" "No."

Doesn't it really piss you off when you tell someone about your mental illness, and they try desperately to connect and relate to you, and you just feel like a joke? "Yeah, I have obsessive compulsive disorder." "Oh, I know how it feels! Sometimes, I like cleaning my room, or organizing my books." "Uhm... that's not really how it works."

Or how about the enraging self diagnosing?
"I have OCD."
"yeah, so do I."
"Oh, when were you diagnosed?"
"I wasn't really, but I'm sure I have it. I really hate it when I have dirty clothes."

Mental illness is not losing concentration, you don't have tourettes syndrome because your leg sometimes twitches in class, and being neat has nothing to do with OCD.

Can anyone relate?


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Old May 19th, 2010, 05:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: "I have OCD." "Yeah I think I might too!" "No."

I'm not so sure what you're wanting me to relate to, but if you're saying that people don't understand what you're going through that's false. There are people here that suffer from OCD. Also having an extreme need for things to be neat and clean could be categorized as OCD if it is an absolute need for it to be perfect all of the time.

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Old May 19th, 2010, 05:55 PM   #3
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Yeah, I think I get it. Self diagnosis is pretty stupid. Especially when they're way off track.

I had this councellor last year, because of my anxiety she kept telling me "Oh, yeah, I know exactly what you're going through - I have anxiety too, I get a tincy bit nervous when I have to give a speech. *giggles*"
I was thinking "Nope. She's crazy, lets move onto the next one." But I said "No, that's not the same thing... I'm pretty sure everyone does that."
She didn't listen. I hate her.

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Old May 19th, 2010, 05:56 PM   #4
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Yes, I do hate that. People take mental illnesses so lightly. I think some do it as a way to get attention or an excuse.
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Old May 19th, 2010, 05:57 PM   #5
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Default Re: "I have OCD." "Yeah I think I might too!" "No."

That's not what I'm saying. I'm saying that people self diagnosing or saying that they have "OCD moments" is a little bit insulting.


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Old May 19th, 2010, 05:59 PM   #6
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Yes, some people say something like "I'm Bi-polar or OCD" as an excuse for their actions or to get attention.
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Old May 19th, 2010, 05:59 PM   #7
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Oh I understand. I guess they are just trying to relate. I guess it's how some interpret themselves, but I do not label myself unless diagnosed.

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Old May 19th, 2010, 06:03 PM   #8
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I could say that I hace OCD because I like to move my head to the beat when music is on. It wouldn't make me right, though. You really have to be diagnosed by a medical professional to know you have a mental illness.

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Old May 20th, 2010, 11:19 AM   #9
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I despise it.
It takes the seriousness out of these awful conditions & less likely to be treated if you're not gonna be taken seriously.

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Old May 20th, 2010, 11:22 AM   #10
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Same, some friends always find a way to turn the spotlight back to them. And they seem to think you're just exaggerating when you say you are ill.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 09:01 PM   #11
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I usually take it as meaning they had an OCD moment. Or when they say they are OCD about certain stuff. I don't take it as meaning they have the illness, or that they really know what the illness is like. I just take it as meaning that's the best way they know to describe it. Is it the most considerate thing to do? No. But they don't mean any harm, so son't take it personally.

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It does irritate me sometimes. I'll tell somebody that I'm diagnosed Bipolar, and they'll start shooting off about why they 'think' they might have it too, and name 'symptoms' that arn't even official symptoms... "Oh, one day I'm hyper as all hell and bouncing off of the walls, and the next day, I'll come down from it and feel sort of sad." It's like, "Wow, I didn't know that talking about it made it contagious." *sarcasm* .

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Old May 30th, 2010, 04:58 AM   #13
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I know. A year ago, I told my so-called bestfriend, that I have paranoia.
then she goes; "you too? gash, thats so annoying, im like crazy now, right?"
wow, it took me a year to open up to her and thats her response?
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Default Re: "I have OCD." "Yeah I think I might too!" "No."

It irritates me when people do that. Or when you tell someone then a few days later they come back and say they have it too. It just makes me think, i hate having certain things wrong with me, it really fucks lives up, so why say you have it? what, is it like a game i've not heard of or something? I don't care so much if they actually have it, and they try to help because they know how it actually feels.. but trying to compare what they think they have to what i actually have, it annoys me -.-
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Old May 30th, 2010, 05:13 AM   #15
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It's really quite sad how some people feel they must do these things for attention. mental illness is not catching. i don't know how many times ive had to say that. this has happened to me more times then i care to count and it severly annoys me

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Old May 30th, 2010, 09:30 AM   #16
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I hate it when people do that!!!
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To be honest it doesn't bother me

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Old May 30th, 2010, 10:03 AM   #18
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how come? :S
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Old May 30th, 2010, 06:44 PM   #19
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one of my friends does this all the time.
it used to bother me, but now its kinda lost its effect.
i think over time OCD in partiular is becoming as over and misused as the word emo...

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Pretty much every female that has tried to impress me with their "horrible life". Over exaggerating liars that want to prove how much there life is sooo much worse than mine.
Try living as a child prostitute for four years.

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