Lena Dunham has OCD!

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Registered: 01-25-2013
Lena Dunham has OCD!
Mon, 03-04-2013 - 12:27pm

I don't know, maybe there is something wrong with me for thinking this way but I just read that Lena Dunham suffers from OCD and it made me feel better. She is such a star and to find out she isn't perfect makes me feel like there is a chance for me. Does anyone else feel better when stars announce they have mental or other problems?

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Registered: 01-16-2013
Mon, 03-04-2013 - 1:18pm

While I feel bad for the celeb that is dealing with a problem, I applaud them for going public, especially with mental health issues. I think that when people see bright and successful people dealing with these type problems it helps chip away at the stigma associated with mental health problems.

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Registered: 09-23-2010
Mon, 03-04-2013 - 12:40pm


I don't know. To me, so many people have OCD and/or other mental issues that it's not as scary to say it as it used to be. Less of a stigma? 

Though, it's always nice to know there are people out there just as crazy as I am. ;)

I can think of another celeb, who while she hasn't said anything about her mental issues, makes me really think she's got anxieties of some sort: Kristen Bell. Did you see her on Ellen? Or her video of her on her birthday with the sloths? She gets so overcome. Reminds me of me when I get overcome by an emotion and just cry. LOL