Things People Actually Have Said to Me About My OCD, Autism, Tourette’s and Depression

assorted medication tables and capsules

  • That a vitamin could cure my depression
  • That I couldn’t be autistic because I was in a relationship
  • That I couldn’t be autistic because I used to work in a bar
  • That I couldn’t have Tourette’s because I used to work in a bar
  • That I was ‘putting on’ my Tourette’s because I had read about it somewhere and was imitating its symptoms
  • That my OCD was a ‘good thing’
  • That everyone is a little bit OCD
  • That everyone is a little bit autistic
  • That everyone gets depression
  • That if I really understood my Tourette’s I would be able to control it
  • That I should just “think the bad word in my head” instead of saying it out loud
  • That I should just ‘calm down’ when having a literal tic attack
  • That my depression was ‘all in my head’
  • That I didn’t deserve my depression 

4 thoughts on “Things People Actually Have Said to Me About My OCD, Autism, Tourette’s and Depression”

  1. I’ve gotten the OCD is good argument from people who see my drive but don’t see the pain behind the drive. The most egregious example was from a woman in a writers group who read an essay about how I was always injured because I couldn’t scale back my exercise. SHe was only jealous about the exercise even though I wrote 1800 words about the hell that accompanied it. People are idiots. Don’t know if you ever saw the Tom Cruise video where he wigs out on Brooke Shields over her postpartum depression. He, like so many others, is an asshole.

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