Skip To Content
  • Add Yours badge

What Are Some Misconceptions About OCD?

It's the disorder people love to talk about without understanding what it means.

Millions of people worldwide live with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, but the true nature of OCD isn't always well-represented.

Paramount Pictures / Via tumblr.com

Many people believe that living with OCD means being extremely tidy or concerned with hygiene.

But while some people with OCD may relate to this trait, there are many who do not, as well as a wide spectrum of other habits and symptoms that they may well possess.

Cartoon Network

Some people with OCD have repetitive behaviors or perform daily rituals, which can take many different forms.

Bravo

Some have little to no control over unwanted or disturbing thoughts and thought processes.

BBC

And often, OCD is accompanied by other mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, or eating disorders.

Studio Ghibli

But ultimately, everyone experiences OCD in their own personal way.

Warner Bros. / HandMade Films

We want to hear about the misconceptions you've encountered concerning Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Let us know in the comments below and your response could be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post!

BuzzFeed Daily

Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

Newsletter signup form