Entertainment: 'It's a debilitating mental health condition!' MasterChef fans hit out at judge George Calombaris for self-diagnosing himself with OCD because he colour-codes his underwear drawer - PressFrom - Australia
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Entertainment'It's a debilitating mental health condition!' MasterChef fans hit out at judge George Calombaris for self-diagnosing himself with OCD because he colour-codes his underwear drawer

22:02  17 july  2019
22:02  17 july  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Despite not having consulted a psychiatrist, the chef said he based his diagnosis off his preference for a clean work space and a colour-coded underwear drawer.

'Self-diagnosing with a serious and debilitating mental health condition because you like a clean kitchen is a s**tty thing to do,' one viewer shared on Twitter.

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'It's a debilitating mental health condition!' MasterChef fans hit out at judge George Calombaris for self-diagnosing himself with OCD because he colour-codes his underwear drawer© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'It's a debilitating mental health condition!' One viewer took to Twitter, slamming the Greek chef for what they considered to be an ill-advised statement

During the episode, the MasterChef contestants were required to cook a meal at George's Melbourne now-defunct restaurant, The Press Club.

The Top Five were instructed to cook the final dishes ever to be served at his restaurant.

Walking over to Tessa's work bench, the Greek chef became irritated by all of the mess that was being created.

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What is OCD?

* Anxiety disorder where those suffering are troubled by recurring unwanted thoughts

* Can also be based on obsessions and repetitive rituals

* An easily misunderstood condition that can be highly distressing for the person and their loved ones

* Approximately 2% of people in Australia have been diagnosed

* There is no 'typical' OCD behaviour

Source: SANE Australia

'Keep wiping down guys. I want all of this mumbo jumbo sorted, yeah?' he directed at Tessa and the other stars.

'Does this not confuse you?' George added, pointing at her work bench. 'You know my underwear drawer at home is colour-coded.'

George then revealed he diagnosed himself with OCD, despite having not consulted a doctor or psychiatrist.

'I have diagnosed myself this. [It's] Never been done properly, but I know it,' he said. 'Everything has a place. We wipe, we clean, we look neat and tidy.'

Viewers flocked to Twitter, criticising George for making light of a 'serious and debilitating' mental health condition.

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'It's a debilitating mental health condition!' MasterChef fans hit out at judge George Calombaris for self-diagnosing himself with OCD because he colour-codes his underwear drawer© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Self-diagnosis: After criticising contestant Tessa's [left] work bench, George, 40, stated: 'I have diagnosed myself [with] this. [It's] Never been done properly, but I know it'

'George just doing WONDERS for the mental health community with his self-diagnosis there,' one wrote.

'Cool George, but liking things to be organised does not mean you're OCD,' another shared.

'Self-diagnosing with a serious and debilitating mental health condition because you like a clean kitchen is a s**tty thing to do,' was one comment.

'It's a debilitating mental health condition!' MasterChef fans hit out at judge George Calombaris for self-diagnosing himself with OCD because he colour-codes his underwear drawer© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Outrage: Viewers flocked to Twitter, slamming George for making light of a serious mental health condition 'It's a debilitating mental health condition!' MasterChef fans hit out at judge George Calombaris for self-diagnosing himself with OCD because he colour-codes his underwear drawer© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'You have the means': One viewer suggested George should consult a psychiatrist before self-diagnosing

'Also don't approve of self-diagnosing OCD. Get a psychiatrist to diagnose it. You have the means,' another followed suit.

According to SANE Australia, OCD is an anxiety disorder where those suffering are 'troubled by recurring unwanted thoughts, images or impulses, as well as obsessions and repetitive rituals'.

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It's also described as an 'easily misunderstood condition' that can be 'highly distressing' for the person and their loved ones.

'It's a debilitating mental health condition!' MasterChef fans hit out at judge George Calombaris for self-diagnosing himself with OCD because he colour-codes his underwear drawer© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Another posted: 'George just doing WONDERS for the mental health community with his self-diagnosis there,' alongside a GIF featuring Robert Downey, Jr

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