Lots of people have misconceptions about OCD.
Some people think it just means you wash your hands a lot or you like things to be tidy.
They might even make jokes about it.
This can be frustrating and upsetting, especially if people who think this are friends or family, colleagues or even healthcare professionals.
Stigma can make OCD feel difficult to talk about but it's important to remember you are not alone.
Here are some options for you to think about: