Thanks for posting that, Sally! I haven't really thought about it although I am very aware at how much OCD, Bipolar and Schizophrenia are thrown around. I saw a facebook post once that said: Bipolar Smile : ) :
I actually thought it was kinda funny. But, I can see how people can be offended. My 12 year old daughter uses the term OCD to describe many of her friends. She relates it to being very clean.
After reading the article, I can relate this to when I was younger and we used to call things "gay". We really didn't mean any offense, but that didn't make it right. I like that the article pointed out that at least people are talking about it. Now, they just need to get their facts straight.
Post edited by: innerglow, at: 10/10/2011 11:11 AM
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