This is the first of 3 Mental Health Humor Cartoons ever drawn by me Chato Stewart. One thing I admire about my peers with OCD: they always get things done! Not like us “bipolars” who start a million projects and never finish one of them. Mind-you that is all stereotypical thinking… I’m sure a few people living with OCD have lists unchecked and a few people living with bipolar disorder have finished a thing or two.
I understand and have shown “signs” of OCD. So says my past Psych Doctors…with my intrusive thought process and grim issues, but they are “mild” and as my new doctor puts it: that is “all part of the bipolar.” Bipolar is the gift that keeps on giving, huh?
Since you have read this far, I feel I might have to give you the serious OCD definition from National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH),
“Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce anxiety (obsessions), repetitive behaviors that are engaged in to reduce anxiety (compulsions), or a combination of both. While many are concerned about germs or leaving their stove on, people with OCD are unable to control their anxiety-producing thoughts and their need to engage in ritualized behaviors. As a result, OCD can have a tremendous negative impact on people’s day-to-day functioning.” Read More about it at: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/statistics/1ocd_adult.shtml
Here on Psych Central there is a wealth of reference articles available, along with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Screening Quiz. I just took the test to prove that I don’t have OCD. My score was low: 21… but then I read the results…
|If you scored…||Then…|
|12 & up
8 – 11
0 – 7
|OCD is likely
OCD is probable
OCD is unlikely
Based upon your responses to this screening measure, you are most likely suffering from an obsessive-compulsive disorder. You can view symptoms and treatment options for this disorder. This is not a diagnosis, or a recommendation for treatment. However, it would be advisable and likely beneficial for you to seek a professional diagnosis from a trained mental health professional in your community immediately.
ROFL – I started this post thinking I was going to bring some awareness to my readers, and that I knew I’m okay, but I made myself more aware…YES, I understand that the questions are just a tool to help see if one COULD BE living with OCD and encouraging seeking a professional diagnosis. Yes, the one writing is now more aware.
I had a dog that I thought was OCD when it came to some ITEMS… BUT I’m the same way as the quiz proved.
A Junkyard Skunk with OCD… This mental health humor cartoon STINKS! LOL! Well, if you’re asking why I would draw such a stinker, it ‘s because I asked my Facebook friends to name 3 things and I would draw a cartoon about it… Yup, you guessed the 3 things: A skunk, a junkyard and OCD. Notice the cars all sorted by color.
OCD is just listed so thought I would toss it on this post anyway.
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Last reviewed: 16 Oct 2013