When Fear Rules !

OCD is Real !

by on Aug.06, 2015, under Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia and OCD

One of my adolescent clients who suffers with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, made a huge decision to share the fact that he suffered with OCD with a friend he believed he could trust. However, he was shaken by the response he received. ” OCD, oh sure, I have OCD too !”
My client knew that his friend had no clue what it was like to truly suffer from the instrusive thoughts and feeling compelled to carry out the compulsive behaviors. OCD has become an abused and overused label to the point that it is so in fashion, that it is infuriating to those who truly feel cursed.

OCD is real ! Yes, it can be treated, but it is a laborious and emotionally
painful experience working through both the symptoms and the sources, and the person suffering with OCD needs support and understanding while he or she works through the process to take their life back into their own hands.

Gene Benedetto, Psychologist

The Benhaven Group, LLC

1 Comment for this entry

  • Tony

    I can totally relate to this tweet and I become equally as upset when people use or exploit the term. OCD has almost infilitrated pop culture from shows like “Monk,” to people using the term as general verbage i.e. Oh my God I’m so OCD about that.

    The truth is those of us that have OCD don’t want it, don’t want it glofified, and find it insulting that other’s would even compare themselves to someone who truely suffers from OCD.

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