Khloe Kardashian: OCD Case Or A Case Of Offensive Self-Diagnosis?

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Khloe Kardashian is creating a phenomenon after successfully tapping in to an audience of Type A personalities, and those who wish they were a little more so, in her Khloe-C-D series from her website and app.

Many who have noticed just how impeccably organized Khloe Kardashian is can now know some of Khloe Kardashian's secrets and steal her incredibly "OCD" methods.

First came the cookie jars. Not your mother's cookie jars, which were filled by your mother who usually had more important things to worry about.

These were jars filled by Khloe Kardashian, who doesn't.

Khloe Kardashian creates symmetrical stacks of Oreos, Vienna Fingers, and frosted oatmeal cookies that are a treat for the eyes as well as the tastebuds.

There is NSFW language here, be warned.

In the video, Khloe Kardashian admits, “I love them, but I’m also crazy,but I love to know that the rest of the world is as crazy and organized-obsessed as I am.”

She later adds, “You say OCD is a disease, but I say it’s a blessing.”

While Khloe Kardashian's videos are full of great ideas for organizing your cookies, pantry and jewelry, there are some that might take offense at the loosely thrown around self-diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Those who actually have OCD, or live with those who do, would disagree with the "blessing" aspect.

Mental Health editor Sarah Schuster of The Mighty, for one, would like to shed some light on the subject for the likes of Khloe Kardashian.

After admitting she watched one of Khloe Kardashian's Khloe-C-D videos, she addresses Khloe directly, saying of her brother (who actually suffers from OCD) in part, "My brother’s world is black and white. If he can’t do something in a way he’s deemed 'correct,' he feels like he can’t do it at all."

She adds, "He easily gets stuck on tasks, making everyday things sometimes hard to get through. He’s been in and out of hospitals, and is right now back in school trying to balance his ambition and an illness that’s holding him back."

Even Max Pemberton took to task those who casually use "OCD" as an excuse for organizing things and double-checking door locks.

In fact, he deals a pretty low blow to famous misusers of the diagnosis.

For the Daily Mail, he writes, "If people had seen what real OCD looks like, they wouldn’t be so quick to lay claim to it. Some of the worst culprits are celebrities who seem to think it’ll make them sound more interesting and quirky than they really are."

He clarifies later, "Real OCD involves obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors that wreck your life. By obsessions, I mean thoughts, images or urges that enter your mind unbidden and bring horrible feelings of anxiety, disgust and distress."

What are your thoughts on the abundant misuse of the term OCD? Do you find it offensive if you really do suffer from the condition, or would you if you did?

Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.