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To have obsessive compulsive disorder or fake idiosyncratic traits?
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Dr. John Benson
Psychiatry
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In brief: OCD v. idiosyncrasy?
Ocd sufferers experience their symptoms as odd or shameful, and tend to hide them and their suffering.
This can be quite different from character quirks, or idiosyncrasies that may not really involve obsession [ driven thoughts] or compulsions [driven, unwanted, behaviors]. Psychobabble is rampant everywhere, and care should be used in "labeling". "label" only to understand, empathize and help, .

In brief: OCD v. idiosyncrasy?
Ocd sufferers experience their symptoms as odd or shameful, and tend to hide them and their suffering.
This can be quite different from character quirks, or idiosyncrasies that may not really involve obsession [ driven thoughts] or compulsions [driven, unwanted, behaviors]. Psychobabble is rampant everywhere, and care should be used in "labeling". "label" only to understand, empathize and help, .
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