Category: doubt

  • How The Brain Responds To Threat When Experiencing Intrusive Thoughts

    How The Brain Responds To Threat When Experiencing Intrusive Thoughts

    People with OCD struggle with painful, intrusive thoughts. As a result, their brains get confused, leaving them feeling uncertain about their moral values.  For example, consider Dave, who experiences conflict when he gets paedophile-intrusive thoughts (POCD) and feels sudden movement down there. He’s instantly terrified he’s a threat to children. But he needn’t be. And […]

  • False Memory OCD: Why Your Brain Gets It Wrong And How To Resolve It

    False Memory OCD: Why Your Brain Gets It Wrong And How To Resolve It

    Consider your brain’s unconscious mind when you find yourself obsessively worrying about a false memory. Previously, it will have picked up on something and triggered your brain’s amygdala to warn you of danger. As a result, it activates anxious feelings, so you do mental and physical checks to ensure things are safe, albeit unsuccessfully. Specifically, […]

  • How Molly Unravelled Doubt In The Here And Now And Survived OCD

    How Molly Unravelled Doubt In The Here And Now And Survived OCD

    Molly was forever yielding to compulsions because she feared something terrible would happen if she didn’t. For example, it felt to Molly as though she had to obey the thoughts in her head and let them choose almost everything she did. That would be like what to wear, what to eat, which item to select […]