I have been dealing with OCD for 12 years now and I have gone through quite a lot of anxiety and discomfort. It's created many problems in my life and has completely changed my personality. That being said, I find it extremely aggravating when I hear people say things like "OMG, I totally have OCD...I just washed my hands TWICE IN A ROW!!!" **** you, twat. Although I don't experience OCD in that fashion, I am appalled at the amount of ignorance surrounding this disease. Let me just clarify...if you sometimes avoid stepping on a crack in fear of breaking your mothers back, you don't have OCD...or rather, you don't have it to the extent that would warrant a label upon yourself. It's not cool to have OCD, just like it isn't cool to have ADD, which also seems like a popular declaration amongst people who have no idea what they are talking about. I was academically severed from school at one point because of my OCD. I even spent the better part of two weeks in the hospital for this reason. It might seem stupid to the average person. Even I think it's stupid but that does not change the fact that it still affects my day to day life. Anyone else dealing with this shit too?