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Mental illness – what to say, and what not to say

Have you ever had a friend react badly when they were feeling depressed, and you told them to try and “look on the bright...

A cruel master – the mighty whip-crack of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

“I’m a bit OCD about that.” You’ve probably heard someone say that, or maybe said it yourself. Often accompanied by a rueful grin, it means you have a quirky but inflexible view of how you like to have something done. Maybe always having the kitchen bench wiped clean at night so you are not confronted with mess in the morning. Maybe making people remove their shoes when they come to your place, or always keeping your desk neat. This is not Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).