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OCD – the label is the disorder

I am truly tired of our society’s unhealthy obsession with labeling organized as a disorder. Being meticulous is not a problem. Obsessive compulsive disorder has three words: obsessive, compulsive, and disorder. If your attention to detail, or adherence to order, is not disruptive to your life, then you do not have OCD. So, go ahead and highlight your instructions. Place papers on the table neatly. Those actions are not OCD. If you have to turn your deadbolt three times to leave the house, then you might have a problem. And OCD has an evil twin that is on the opposite end of the spectrum…obsessive compulsive chaos…and frankly, I’d rather turn my deadbolt three times to leave the house (which I don’t) rather than live having to constantly search for things.

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