Should I mention a mental illness?

<p>I have clinically-diagnosed OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). This was a difficulty during my pre-high school and freshman years. Since then, I have prevailed over it. I was wondering, given my stats, if I should mention it on my app?</p>

<p>GPA:
95.1 W (Our School has a messy scale)</p>

<p>Courses (+5 points for Honors and AP):
Freshman Year: Honors Alg. II; Honors Physics; Honors English
Sophomore Year: Honors Precalc; AP Chemistry; APUSH-I, Honors English
Junior Year: AP Calculus AB; AP Physics C (Mech + E&M); AP Statistics; AP English Lang.; APUSH-II
Senior Year: General Chemistry I + II at Princeton University; AP Calculus BC; AP Biology; AP English Lit.</p>

<p>SAT:
2360 (780 CR, 800 Writing, 780 Math)
2300 (740 CR, 770 Writing, 790 Math) </p>

<p>SAT II:
Chemistry: 790
Physics: 740
Math II: 780
US: 770
AP:
5 on Chemistry
5 on Calculus AB
4 on Physics C (Mech+E&M)
4 on Statistics
5 on English Language
5 on US History</p>

<p>ECs + Awards:</p>

<p>Science Olympiad State Champion:
1st Place Remote Sensing in NJ State
2nd Place Towers in NJ State
3rd Place Remote Sensing in NJ State
8th Place Technical Problem Solving in NJ State
13th Place Protein Modeling in NJ State
8th Place Protein Modeling in NJIT Regionals</p>

<p>4-week Research Summer Internship at Lundbeck, Inc. (Pharmaceutical Company)
2008 Mercer County Science and Engineering Fair Jr. Division- Outstanding Achievement
Violin Soloist for 8 years- Zigeunerweisen, Sarasate
Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey - 1st violinist
Silver Medal- Golden Key Music Festival, Performed at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall
JV Tennis (2 Years)
Hindu Temple + Hindu Temple Summer Camp Volunteering = 135 hours
New Mexico Community Service = 60 hours
Math League Team Next Year
Model UN Club Member
AP Scholar with Distinction
NHS Member
National Merit Commended</p>

<p>Sex</a> for Disabled People - YouTube - this is generally what happens to applicants who show signs of physical or psychological handicaps. Passing yourself off as a bhat disabled sounds very risky to me. Try it for like half of the schools.</p>

<p>by the way, if you are really disabled you should look into these Love</a> Dolls - YouTube</p>

<p>These are some fine stats, bhat. :) I recall you said you would apply Penn SEAS ED, however?</p>

<p>Anyway, your GC rec would be best to place your condition there, not out of the blue on the additional info. See if your counselor isn't too busy over break to handle a quick change?</p>

<p>I am clinically diagnosed with OCD too, Zoloft really helps me control it. I know what it's like to live with this and I had an extremely rough time with it from 6th-9th grade where I finally got help. Idk about mentioning it but I just wanted to add that because it's nice to see someone else that's been in the same boat as me.</p>