Category: harm ocd
When Mr X obsesses that his harm obsession might not be OCD but something sinister or a hidden trait lurking inside him, it means his obsessive worrying is a pure obsession focused on the original harm obsession.
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,…