Just Tidy or OCD?

Time and time again I hear people saying they have OCD because they have high standards of tidiness and order - lining up your tins in the kitchen, shoes neatly paired and facing the door in the hallway or bathing before bed so you are clean - yes, that's me! But it is not. It is a common misconception that if you like to meticulously organise your things, keep your hands clean, or plan out your weekend to the last detail, you might have OCD. In fact, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) can be a serious condition that is frequently misunderstood by society and mental health professionals alike. It can, sadly, have a huge impact on someone's life including their family. Here Natascha M. Santos debunks the myths surrounding OCD.

Lesson by Natascha M. Santos, animation by Zedem Media.

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Amanda J C Croft  FdSc Counselling, BA (Hons), PGCE, RegMBACP (Accredited)