I’m sure I’m not fully aware of all the possible reactions that people have to OCD because (if you can believe it) it isn’t something I often bring up in conversation. I could think of three broad categories or reaction: people who claim they have it too but who really don’t (the most common), people who struggle to hide their distaste and people who seem to think it is a good thing. I think all of these reactions are essentially due to misconceptions about OCD. OCD is not things like obsessively checking facebook, it doesn’t mean you are a psychopath and it doesn’t mean you love to be all clean and tidy. Further to my own experience, quotes from twitter (“I’m so OCD about X!!”) informed this little video!
Personal experience of how a world can fall apart due to mental illness.