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How do you explain OCD to other people that only recognize the stereotypes ?

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    • Doglover04_

      715d

      I would say impulsive or intrusive thoughts that disrupt your way of living. This could be anything from washing your hands over and over again or fearing that if you don’t check the door something bad will happen. It all depends for each person!

    • doodle0118

      712d

      it really bothers me when people use it wrongly omg

    • DollyLeeQuacks

      712d

      I usually just explain that the ocd is a comforting and soothing behavior to keep me feeling protected. Helping a person understand my emotional response helps them realize it's not just me wanting to be neat

    • fartboy

      714d

      i usually just talk abt the thoughts that trigger it!

    • Doglover04_

      715d

      I would say impulsive or intrusive thoughts that disrupt your way of living. This could be anything from washing your hands over and over again or fearing that if you don’t check the door something bad will happen. It all depends for each person!

    • Emmy1997

      715d

      I would explain that it is more than just hand washing etc. For me, it can be little things with crazy violent intrusive thoughts that intrude upon me if I don't do my regular thing/routine whatever

    • epycturtle104

      715d

      I don’t lol

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