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'Horrific' job ad causes Twitter storm for trivialising OCD

'Horrific' job ad causes Twitter storm for trivialising OCD

A company has come under fire for using, what some candidates have labelled as, “discriminatory” language in one of their recruitment campaigns.

The advertised role was for an Event Manager position, at event caterers Urban Caprice, and was promptly flagged up on Twitter for its use of the term “OCD”.

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  • Janet Singer
    Janet Singer
    Wed, 22 Mar 2017 2:31pm GMT
    Unfortunately this is an all too common example of how and why OCD is such a misunderstood and misrepresented disorder. Anyone who has actually been diagnosed with OCD or has a loved one with the disorder knows it can be devastating. My son had OCD so severe he could not even eat, and thankfully exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy, the first line psychological treatment for OCD, literally saved his life.Today he is a young man living life to the fullest. I recount my family's story in my critically acclaimed book, Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery (Rowman & Littlefield, January 2015) and discuss all aspects of the disorder on my blog at This ad trivializes OCD and only serves to perpetuate the ignorance surrounding this very real illness.
  • Steve
    Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:32am GMT
    It's not so much discriminatory than at risk of trivialising a serious mental condition that many people suffer from. It would also help if the person who wrote the ad could phrase their words properly!

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