Tuesday, August 21, 2012

What lady Macbeth and David Beckham have in common

You know about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) just as you know about a number of other mental disorders (unless you have just landed from the moon). But since Hollywood is your source of knowledge (tell me I'm wrong), chances are you haven't been exposed to 'real' OCD.

I talked about this new website I'm writing for these days, in my last post. Well the most recent post of mine on SoundSmartAbout is on OCD.
Read it here.

A few reasons why you should read it:
1. To sound smart on OCD (duh)
2. To know about famous quirks of some famous people who had OCD
3. Whether you suffer from OCD (no, don't laugh. OCD is heavily underdiagnosed)

Now regarding the Beckham and Lady Macbeth part. Two of the most famous cases of OCD in the last century have been Howard Hughes ((Titanic fame Leonardo DiCaprio played this dude in the Aviator), and famous footballer and husband of Posh Spice, David Beckham. Hughes was a certified whackjob in an age where people didn’t know what OCD was, and therefore his quirks (like installing an air-purifier in a car more expensive than the car), were tolerated (because he was richer than God).
Beckham is a more run-of-the-mill – putting things in straight lines or having things in pairs (this does not extend to girlfriends. I think).
Lady Macbeth's case, I suppose, is more well known. Remember how many times she would wash her hands to get rid of the spot only she could see?

Now you know you want to read the rest of the article. Getting to know what they have in common is not enough. You must know 'what' exactly 'that' is. Yes, of course. Here.

Oh btw, your comments and 'likes' will be my way of knowing that you appreciated the article, or at least, that you could make sense out of it. So, you know, please be a li'l generous. This kid will appreciate it. 


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