Here's What Having OCD Is REALLY Like. It's Nothing To Joke About.

It's a real disease.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a disease characterized in part by repetitive actions and behaviors, affects as many as 2.2 million Americans over the age of 18.

It's also very misunderstood. 

Some people casually utter things like "I have OCD" when referring to wanting their makeup right or liking their drawers organized in a certain way. But those truly diagnosed with the illness know it's much, much deeper than that, and BuzzFeed Video uses anonymous posts from Whisper, a secret-sharing app, to explain how.

Here are just a few accounts curated from the app:

"After I get a manicure, I ruin it if it's not 100 percent perfect."

"My hands are bleeding from compulsive hand-washing. Still think OCD is something you want to claim to have because of being neat?"

"It's an actual disorder and it's an insult to people who actually have it."

Check out the rest of the video below. And if you really do have OCD, you aren't alone.