Let’s talk about self-diagnosis! I know there’s been a lot of talk about this on social media and I wanted to put in my two cents. There are lots of pros and cons with self-diagnosis.
There’s a lot of harmful misuse of therapeutic and psychological terms out there. [It’s] no one’s fault in particular, but one of the things I love doing is to educate and let people know what a term that they’ve heard before actually means. So I wanted to talk about the term OCD today. A lot of people throw this term around when someone is particular about how they like their space or how they like things lined up… and those that may be an indication of OCD. But most of the time, in the way it’s used colloquially, it’s not actually OCD.
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