Monk isn't just an incredibly inaccurate portrayal of OCD, it is an insult to those who truly suffer from this serious mental illness. The show completely ignores the obsession part of OCD, and Monk's compulsions consist of only the most stereotypical. The writers use Monk's compulsions as punchlines, and, as one poster on the OCD forums put it, the way Monk acts "just fuels the stigma about how all OCD sufferers are all eccentric, reclusive invalids." It trivializes the hell that those with OCD go through every single day. No one would ever write a comedy show about someone with a physically crippling disease, because that would be insensitive and rude. But apparently, it's all right to write a comedy show about someone with a mentally crippling disease. Watch something else.
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