My OCD Song


(YouTube link)

The latest music video from Rhett & Link is about OCD- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. I had my doubts regarding posting it, because this is not what OCD is like at all. This is about the popular misconceptions of OCD. However , there is a disclaimer at the YouTube page:

NOTE: We understand that OCD is a serious psychological disorder that significantly affects the particular lives of millions of people (including Rhett’s wife).   This song is not really intended to make fun of people with OCD, but rather to demonstrate and poke enjoyable at the tendency of so many people to point out things that are off-center, off-balance, and so forth and say “It’s driving the OCD crazy! “.   We now have an extensive discussion about this very thing, in addition to what OCD really is, on tomorrow’s episode of Good Mythical Morning.   Thanks – R& L

When you know the intention, the song makes more feeling. The song is more in line with OCPD, an unfortunately-named personality disorder which usually contains neither obsessiveness nor compulsiveness. Freud called it “ anal-retentive. ” While most people like a feeling of order to varying degrees, actual OCPD as a disorder is not really all that common.