People often misuse words like depression and ADD. Sure you might be having a bad day, but are you really depressed? Likewise, you might sometimes struggle to concentrate, especially if you're doing something boring, but does that really mean you've got Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)? We all have our little quirks and idiosyncrasies, but does that make us all Obsessive Compulsives? In order to differentiate between what people say about mental illness and what mental illness actually feels like for those who suffer from it, Annie Erskine has created these five useful comics for College Humor.


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#1

What People Say Vs What It's Really Like

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Amanda Panda 1 week ago

Or being the first to finish a test in class, but waiting as long as you can to go and put it on the teachers desk because you don't want to walk to the front of the class and everyone stare at you.

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What People Say Vs What It's Really Like

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Aegon VI Targaryen 1 week ago

too true :/

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What People Say Vs What It's Really Like

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Vanessa 1 week ago

Had this problem too, but I and my parents thought I was just lazy :( I wish I could go in the past and get some help

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What People Say Vs What It's Really Like

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Ged Maybury 1 week ago

Good stuff here. I can officially relate to some of them. (And few people even know what's going on inside)

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What People Say Vs What It's Really Like

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Amanda Panda 1 week ago

It's annoying how people often mistake clean freaks with OCD. They are not always related.

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