Please, people. Learn the difference.
This is a personal issue for me that hits close to home. This especially goes out to all the fucking young people of this world who self-diagnose themselves when the truth is they don’t have the slightest fucking IDEA what it’s like to really have any of those conditions because if they did, they sure as hell wouldn’t be writing all over the Internet about it.
This. So much.
This also reminds me of how I’ve been told “Oh, you’re not ____. You just ____.“… which is equally as hurtful if not moreso. :/
lol i do have add and ocd
You shouldn’t assume that people are or aren’t something. Disorders like this manifest differently for different people. Some people who have these disorders will talk about it, others won’t. Don’t make the assumption for everyone.
That being said, if you’re having an “OCD moment” it doesn’t make you OCD. Everyone has little neurotic things, it doesn’t make you automatically diagnosed with a serious mental illness.