This is grammatically a bit weird (it’s akin to saying ‘be a little depression’ or ‘be a little anorexia’), but it also frames a serious mental illness as something you can just choose to be, and once you choose to ‘be’ it, that’s who you are. They can be taking medication and undergoing therapy to manage OCD. That applies to people who genuinely have OCD, and to those who describe themselves as ‘a bit OCD’ because they like their biscuit tins to be neat. Yet again, it equates OCD with cleanliness – and that’s really not something we need.
[email protected] I did an interview for your magazine last year about my #OCD Wish I hadn't bothered now. https://t.co/t0Kb Yn Pcu2 — Claire Goldenberg (@gerbillady) May 5, 2017 It sets up OCD as a label, holding up the language that makes people think they are nothing more than their mental illness. But these little choices in language matter when we’re still finding it so bloody difficult to talk about mental illness without judgement or misunderstanding. For decades people have held up the stereotype that someone with OCD is someone who is super neat and organised.
Now, to be clear, when Good Housekeeping declared readers should ‘be a little OCD’, they didn’t mean that they should be plagued by obsessive thoughts, feel constantly on edge and filled with fear, or be unable to break out of rituals that affect their quality of life.
But even the best magazines are capable of f***ups, and this is one of them. As part of that feature, they advised their readers to ‘be a little OCD’.
edition of Good Housekeeping published a feature on staying healthy while travelling.
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OCD is usually diagnosed after a series of medical tests and psychological exams.
I mean I was totaly addicted to it, it may seam strange but it got worse from childhood. I have a good career now and live a happy life but I'd like to understand what happened to me for all those years.
Im my teens and twenties i spent most of my spare time doing this, once I got to the age to start listening to music I'd body rock with music playing, with the different type of music depending one what i wanded to dream about or vice versa. I'm not entirely sure this is the right forum, maybe it should be mental health but if anyone could help me understand I would much appreciatre your thoughts! Thanks for your time I'm a 34-year old who just told her boyfriend of almost 4 years that she was a 'body rocker'.
Putting off that dreaded chore is a way to get some short-term relief.
The downside is that you’ll still have to tackle your task in the future, which may make you feel guilty or angry -- and cause your stress to rise more.
Does it take you forever to make a doctor’s appointment, clean out your garage, or do your taxes?
Putting off something that needs to be done is called procrastination. But if you constantly struggle to finish tasks, there may be a bigger problem at play.
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