OCD & Anxiety Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #29

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  1. CrashCourse says:

    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 Green 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.

  2. Alyssa Schiffman says:

    I hate it when people throw around the word “retard.” Yes, retard is an
    actual word that means “to slow,” but it’s terribly offensive when used as
    an insult.

  3. .Ashley ♥ Elyse. says:

    Ocd is a nightmare, a living hell. It’s nothing to make jokes about. Please
    don’t. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. I hope more people start to take it
    seriously. It’s something that I don’t want, and taken me a long time to
    admit I have. If you also have ocd, you are not alone

  4. Zogg from Betelgeuse says:

    Can whole Earthling societies have psychological disorders? Some societies
    seem to have an irrational obsession with guns, an irrational fear of gays
    (or muslims, communists, capitalists, or whatever), or a pathological
    obsession with waging war. 

  5. Dani Stuart says:

    Hank please be my phycologist 

  6. MyOddMusings42 says:

    I have arachnophobia (phobia of spiders), and recently I’ve found a way to
    describe the feeling of being confronted with a spider to people without
    this problem. When confronted with most of my fears, for example I’m not
    fond of heights, I’ll be afraid, but eventually I’ll be able to sort of
    push through it or use logic to calm myself down so I can, for example,
    ride a zip-line. But if I’m in a situation where I have to be near a spider
    and say, move it or something, then as much as I tell myself that there’s
    nothing to be scared of and I’m bigger than it and it can’t hurt me and
    most spiders aren’t really dangerous anyways, it doesn’t matter. I know
    it’s ridiculous for me to be that afraid, but I just can’t bring myself to
    grab a stick and move the spider, or even get near it. And that makes it
    even worse because along with the fear and the physical manifestations of
    it (rapid heartbeat, goosebumps, feeling itchy all over, etc.), there’s all
    this frustration that I can’t do this seemingly simple task, and
    embarrassment when I have to ask for help. And all of this compounds to
    make me feel even more anxious and unhappy and it’s just not good. Idk if
    other people feel the same way, but it’s the best way I’ve found to
    describe my personal experiences.

  7. Kevin Xie says:

    Social Anxiety Disorder – SAD. 

  8. Brittany Lee says:

    I had a terrible anxiety disorder when I was younger. I couldn’t stay in a
    class room without running out and I had to see different counsellors
    constantly. I too was anxious of anxiety. That lead to massive OCD, where I
    had to constantly run to the bathroom no matter where I was. I still have
    OCD today and it’s absolutely terrible! Many people see OCD just as
    rituals, but it’s actually way more than that.
    In fact, my OCD causes me to have really unpleasant thoughts which make me
    feel guilty for having them, when in reality I really don’t think or
    believe those things, it’s just the illness. I don’t tell many people about
    this because many see it as ‘psycho’ or even see me as a potential serial
    killer or something. In reality, I could never be any of those things, I’m
    that sensitive that I will cry when someone hurts a bee, so next time,
    think before you act when you approach someone with a mental illness(es).

  9. AndyBoooo says:

    i don’t know why, but sometimes i get really weird thought patterns. for
    example, i was taking a quiz in geometry class the other day. some kid
    across the room kept coughing, and it was really bothering me! so i started
    counting 5 second intervals in my head to see how often he coughed. then, i
    would randomly choose one of the intervals to determine how long i would
    live. so randomly, i would think that if the kid coughed within the next 5
    seconds, i will never get married or i will never live past 30 years old.
    if he didn’t, then i would get married or i would live past 3 years old.
    and if he didn’t cough for longer than 5 seconds, i had the chance to live
    past 60 years! just random things like this happen and it really freaks me

  10. Jason [Professor Fennec] says:

    What if a fetish is the exact opposite of a phobia. 

  11. Aasta Hamada says:

    True that…

  12. Benja Freeman says:

    So is being homosexual a psychological disorder? It keeps people from
    sensibly finding a mate to pass their genes on to. Don’t attack me, for

  13. xFirebird925x says:

    I have a question. I can’t stop picking my lips. Sometimes it happens
    because I’m nervous, sometimes I do it because I’m thinking, but it’s never
    because of bad panic attacks. This has been going on for some years. Is
    this OCD? It really sounds like it. :P

  14. Gracie Monroe says:

    As a person living with ocd, I can guarantee that people making jokes about
    it makes you feel like crap. Like there can be people who are rude about
    your compulsions, like how I think things need to be put, or how to do
    something that doesn’t effect anyone else. As an example, people mock how
    insistent I am about having things alphabetized, or making sure cards are
    all facing the same way when I clean things up. And then there are
    assholes, who call me an alligator, because how dry my skin is (to the
    point of frequent bleeding). 

  15. Charlie Hancock says:

    I have an airborne peanut allergy. When I see someone eating an Snickers or
    selling peanuts on a plane, I often have a panic attack because I am so
    scared if having an anaphylactic shock and having to use my adrenaline
    I have to contact airlines and ask them to remove all nut based products
    before flights to make sure I do not have a panic attack or die. It is
    horrible and I do not understand why the EU briefly ruled against removing
    nut based products. Is someone’s right to eat a peanut more important than
    someone’s life or sanity?

  16. Arillyss Herondale says:

    I have self-diagnosed anxiety (muggers post said she thought I had social
    anxiety but she can’t diagnose me) and I sorta pop pills so I can just be
    relaxed all day. Just wanted to say it. I know it’s bad

  17. Rachel Lee says:

    That whole thing about dysfunctional behaviors is unbelievably true. I have
    Panic Disorder, and I have several “tics” as I like to call them. If I’m at
    school or out in public, I’ll twirl my hair in bunches (but I don’t pull
    out my hair), or I’ll scratch at my collarbones, but most often I scratch
    at my sternum. When it’s really severe, I won’t leave my living room unless
    absolutely necessary, and I’ll stay up for long periods of time because I
    fear dying in my sleep. It helps, but it’s absolutely miserable. And I
    always have to watch Friends for some reason

  18. //♥ Ready For a Revolution? ♥\\ says:

    I used to have a really, *really* strong phobia concerning people with loud
    voices, as in if they ever yelled loudly and angrily, it’d trigger my
    phobia. Once one of the teachers at my elementary had to take one of my
    classmates to the principal’s office. He had to do this by yelling, ’cause
    apparently, he pissed him off. When he yelled, I panicked, quickly pushed
    my chair back and hid under my desk with my knees to my chest and hand to
    my ears. Yeah, that wasn’t fun.
    I think that I got this phobia from a car crash that I was in when I was
    young (about three years old). Apparently after the car crash, there was a
    guy yelling *really loudly* out his apartment window. So there’s my
    traumatic experience *and* stimuli all in one. And I was at a *really*
    easily impressional age back then.
    I’m better now, though. I had to subject myself to teachers
    yelling/screaming so I don’t really flinch or cower anymore. :3

  19. Anirudh Hari says:

    I’m OCD. Without the D. Because it’s so subtle for me that I can easily go
    against it and rarely even feel it now. But when I tell my mom about it she
    doesn’t believe me, and she says “How can you be OCD? You’re so

  20. Ash Tree says:

    When I’m home alone, and I’m about to take a shower, I can’t take a shower
    unless I check every nook in the house and take a peek outside to make sure
    I’m *really* alone. What would you call that? I don’t think I have OCD or
    anxiety. I just don’t wanna be sneaked up on in the shower D:

  21. gwynne m says:

    I had to stop watching when he said, “You have to run to the kitchen or
    your house will catch on fire.” …I was running to the kitchen #ocdsucks 

  22. pompomworld says:

    i have OCD and i’m proud of it. i’m not ashamed when people call me OCD.

  23. Crystal Maiden says:

    I am your god and you shall worship me i am the only path to your salvation

  24. Alec Wilde says:

    Agoraphobic Panic Disorder sufferer here, glad to see my disorder
    recognized, though it was a little misleading saying panic attacks ‘can
    cause’ chest pains, hyperventilation ect. They need to cause at least 3-4
    physical symptoms to actually be qualified as a panic attack, otherwise
    it’s not really a panic attack. Trust me, I have them daily :/

  25. KeeptheFaith says:

    What has caused the rise in mental illnesses? It seems like everyone has
    some sort of mental illness, especially today’s teenagers.

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