Texas Tech University

It's time to stop saying words like "Schitzo" and phrases like "I'm so OCD." Here's why.


March 19, 2021

USA Today - People say these phrases without thinking. But these words are potentially harmful for those with mental health disorders and those struggling with addiction.

"They oversimplify, and in many cases are inaccurate reflections of, the experience of these types of problems," Sarah Victor, an assistant professor in the department of psychological sciences at Texas Tech University, says. "For example, 'I am so OCD' is often used to refer to someone being picky about details, neatness, or organization. However, there are many different kinds of OCD, not all of which relate to organization or cleanliness."

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