Stop saying you “are OCD” if you don’t have OCD

I recently read an article about how people are using the acronym OCD as a joke and how it is not okay. It is important for people to understand that OCD is a real disorder and is not something to be taken lightly. People who are diagnosed with OCD have to live with it every day and use it to manage their lives. It is not something to be joked about or taken lightly. I think it is important for everyone to have a better understanding of what OCD is and to stop joking about it. It is not something to be taken lightly and can be very difficult to manage for those who suffer from it. We need to have more education about what OCD really is and how to support those who have it.


It is not only important for people to understand that OCD is a real disorder, but that it can also be incredibly disabling. As someone who has been living with OCD for 42 years, I have seen first-hand just how challenging it can be to manage and get through daily life.

It is absolutely essential that we spread more awareness about OCD and take steps to support those suffering from this condition, so we can help to eliminate the stigma surrounding it. Resources such as the ones mentioned in the article are extremely important because they raise public awareness and challenge outdated stereotypes. We need further education on how best to provide support and kindness to those suffering from OCD so that people don’t feel ashamed of themselves or their condition.

Through collective effort, understanding, and care, we can work towards making sure no one has to go through life feeling embarrassed about their mental health struggles or worrying that their condition will be taken lightly.

I understand what the author is trying to say about not using OCD as a joke. In my own experience, I have seen how it can be disheartening for people who are actually living with OCD. They struggle and work hard every day to manage their disorder effectively, and when someone treats it like a casual joke, they can feel invalidated or dismissed.

It’s true that more education about what OCD really is must become available if we want to raise awareness in a meaningful way among people of all ages. It is key for us all to become more aware of how some aspects of mental health should not be treated lightly but instead should be taken seriously and approached with kindness and understanding.