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Anonymous - Expert in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
January 2nd, 2017 8:56am
Clearing up misinformation and lack of information helps. I've had misconceptions about OCD, even while having symptoms myself. Reading studied information has bettered my understanding. So offering this kind of resources for learning might be your bet.
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January 7th, 2017 2:57pm
Have you been clinically Diagnosed with OCD?
You do not have to explain something such as your OCD or justify it by any means.
This will take time to understand.
Your family and friends are able to understand. You have a support team and those are the people whom will show love and support.
If someone asks why you are neat, tell them you are an organized person.
You do not Have to go into details about it only if you can trust that person.
OCD is very much anxiety prone and it can be extremely agonizing. It is something that you will have to work on everyday. It is not something you need to justify to others.
By telling them its full form Obsessive Compulsive 'disorder'.Ask them to Google it and see what exactly it is.Tell them that it is a real mental disorder and is not just about liking things to be neat.
In order to explain something, we must first know about it first. Try reading about it as much as you can.
Familiarize yourself with the topic.
Moreover, let them know that wanting things to be neat is just ONE symptom of OCD. There are many others as well. Explain them the need to do certain things and feeling like if you don't, something bad might happen.? You know what you feel. Explain that.
Note; Only those understand, who want to understand. If someone closes their eyes, you can't explain it to them.
My best wishes.