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OCD & Anxiety Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #29

Ever call someone OCD because they like to have a clean apartment? Ever tell someone you have a phobia of spiders when, in fact, they just creep you out a little? In this episode of Crash Course psychology, Hank talks about OCD and Anxiety Disorders in the hope we’ll understand what people with actual OCD have to deal with as well as how torturous Anxiety Disorders and Panic Attacks can actually be.

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social anxiety:
you want to skype someone? hahaha yeah right
social anxiety:
you need to make a phone call? nah.
social anxiety:
you want to go out with friends? lol nope.
social anxiety:
need to ask a stranger something? hahah no.
social anxiety:
trying to buy something by yourself? I don't think so.
social anxiety:
surrounded by strangers? good luck breathing.
social anxiety:
in a group? aww let me make you feel unwanted and sad.

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If you have been stricken with a great sadness, you may feel as if you have been set aflame, not only because of the enormous pain, but also because your sadness may spread over your life, like smoke from an enormous fire. You might find it difficult to see anything but your own sadness, the way smoke can cover a landscape so that all anyone can see is black. You may find that happy things are tainted with sadness, the way smoke leaves its ashen colors and scents on everything it touches. And you may find that if someone pours water all over you, you are damp and distracted, but not cured of your sadness, the way a fire department can douse a fire but never recover what has been burnt down.
Lemony Snicket; The Grim Grotto (via feathershaw)

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It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. It’s like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down through the air and there’s a sickly moment of dark surprise.
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Lemony Snicket)

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