If you wash your hands a lot, it doesn’t mean you’re ‘so OCD.’ Here’s what it’s really like to have it.

A common misconception is that if you are orderly, tidy, careful about not getting sick, particular about your surroundings, you have OCD. In fact, OCD is a psychological disorder that is painful, distressing, often debilitating. If you are able to toss it out casually and laugh about it, and move on with your life without distress, you don’t have OCD.