Tag: intrusive feeling

  • 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, […]