OCD (You probably DON’T have it)

I wrote this piece in response to the Word Press daily prompt, and thought you may enjoy it here, as well. I’ve written about OCD before on this blog, but it’s been a while. You can find those posts under Friday Counseling Issues on the sidebar.

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It amazes me how many people come into my office having already diagnosed themselves with something or the other. Usually, it’s Bipolar Disorder or OCD.  Then there are those who are quite positive that someone else is a narcissist at the very least, a psychopath at the worst.

Be comforted that the main reason people think every third person on earth has some sort of diagnosis is that the media, the internet, and the pharmaceutical companies have pretty much convinced us that we’re all nuts.

We’re not.

And if you really think you are, PLEASE stop researching your diagnosis of choice on the internet and go see someone who is qualified to help you.

The most common diagnosis people come to me to tell me they have is OCD–Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. They think they have it because, usually…

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