Okay, actually, it’s not depression. But since this is a category I’ve used for a long time, it seemed like a good headline. Megan Fox isn’t depressed, though. She simply has OCD. From USA Today:
“I could go days, weeks, without talking to another human being,” she swears. “I hate receiving compliments; I hate being told I’m talented or people think I’m going to be a movie star. I always feel that it’s forced and fake.”
She admits she has obsessive compulsive disorder. “This is a sickness, I have an illness — this is not OK anymore,” she says.
She refuses to use public toilets without covers or eat with restaurant silverware. “Every time someone uses a bathroom and they flush, all the bacteria is shot into the air,” she says. “Putting my mouth where a million other mouths have been, just knowing all the bacteria that you carry in your mouth? Ucch!”
I totally sympathize. I don’t even tell people the kinds of things that gross me out because it would be so hard to understand. But the toilet is a real problem for many people with such issues. ‘Cause it’s gross!
To learn more about OCD from someone who doesn’t look anything like Megan Fox, keep your eyes peeled for the amazing movie OC87. It’s an incredibly nuanced look at this concept.