Ralph Fiennes

Letters to Calendar: 'OCD' shouldn't be used casually, and Ralph Fiennes need not apologize

Letters to Calendar: 'OCD' shouldn't be used casually, and Ralph Fiennes need not apologize

'OCD' shouldn't be used casually

I wish to address an issue in Mary McNamara's review of the new Netflix series "Love" ["This Could Become a Lasting Relationship," Feb. 19] regarding the character of Gus, whom McNamara describes as "a vibrating mess of OCD control-freakishness." OCD is the shorthand for obsessive compulsive disorder, a common and often serious mental health condition. OCD is not the shorthand for quirky, neat-freakish, persnickety, controlling or germaphobic.

I am sure that McNamara used "OCD" in her description of Gus because it has become part of our vernacular and it...

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