10 Pop Culture Icons Who Will Make You Rethink What It Means To Have OCD

October 17, 2014 12:12 PM

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10 Pop Culture Icons Who Will Make You Rethink What It Means To Have OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has filtered its way into colloquial conversations ("I have OCD about the way my desk looks" "I have to wash my hands, I'm so OCD"). But as the more than 2 million American adult sufferers know, there is way more to the disorder than having an aversion to messiness or germs.

At its core, OCD is deeply rooted in anxiety. Individuals who suffer from the disorder experience frequent, upsetting thoughts known as obsessions. To find relief from the anxiety the compulsions bring, they feel the need to repeat certain rituals -- like washing their hands or locking doors multipl...

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