Just wanted to quickly link y’all to a different perspective on that thing I talked about, which raises some really good points:
Look,”bro.” You are not a fucking psychiatrist. I’m aware of the traumas I’ve suffered, and yes, I’ve talked about them in depth my psychologists. They do, in fact, think that my experiences in the past have something to do with my OCD. They also think I have PTSD. But to try to tell me that I’m not managing my mental illness the correct way because you happen to have a pseudo-political disagreement with it is insulting AND it’s dangerous. You do not try to talk a patient out of treatment, particularly not when that treatment is effective and ESPECIALLY if you are not a doctor.
Read all of it here, it’s worth your while.
I’d like to say more about it, since I realize my post can be construed in a way that discourages treatment, which is the last thing I want to do. But it’ll have to wait a while.