OCD is NOT:
Why should I care?
Talking about or mentioning OCD as the reason for you being annoyed about something spreads an incorrect definition. This is bad for multiple reasons:
- It trivializes the condition by making it seem less painful than it is, invalidating the experience for people suffering from it.
- It makes it harder for people suffering to get diagnosed.
- It's disrespectful for people with OCD.
What can I do?
Avoid using the word OCD for things that have nothing to do with the actual condition. Here are some examples of phrases that should be avoided:
I'm so OCD
_ is triggering my OCD
My OCD can't handle _
_ is giving me an OCD attack
I'm so OCD about _
Stop spreading and endorsing jokes/memes about OCD. The vast majority of them are disrespectful to people suffering.