“Saying ‘I’m so OCD’ has become a fun fad almost, but OCD is one of the top ten debilitating disorders that causes an unimaginable amount of stress and interference. Saying you have OCD because you love to clean completely invalidates someone’s experiences.”
COMPLETELY INVALIDATES SOMEONE’S EXPERIENCES!!!!!!!
It may have taken me 26 years to understand why my brain works the way it does, why the thoughts I have even exist at all – even a year and a half later, I’m still trying to figure out all out – but it only takes one small, naïve comment to make me feel like I’m completely broken and a worthless piece of shit. And I already do that well enough on my own without anyone else’s help.
I get it. Trust me. I was guilty of using this phrase on occasion several years ago. The only way we can learn is by spreading the word.