Tag: intrusive thoughts
How To Identify and Act When OCD Hijacks Your Thoughts and Memories
In addition, it allows you to trust your brain’s ability to filter out the rubbish when constructing a narrative that will eventually make sense, as it does with other areas of your life.
How Guilt Sensitivity Affects People with OCD and How to Overcome It
Guilt feels like a painful counterpart of OCD, but that’s the paradox of the disorder. What it wants you to believe is the opposite of your authentic self, but it lets you carry the guilt anyway.
False Memory OCD: What If I Did A Terrible Thing But Can’t Remember?
First, since OCD is about irrational doubt, you have a critical choice. You can either prove or expel the doubt. When you do the latter, you flip it over to certainty. When you do the former, you enter OCD’s territory.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Three Powerful Steps to Help You See Uncertainty and ERP Differently
INTRODUCTION Are you struggling with intrusive thoughts associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? Do you want to know how to make exposure and response prevention (ERP) work for you? Then, transform your mindset in 90 minutes when you commit to reading this book and welcoming uncertainty. Philosophy: It’s okay for me to live with risk. THIS BOOK…
3 Crucial Reasons Why Exposure Therapy Fails In OCD That Isn’t Treatment Resistant
People who struggle with false desire in OCD usually think the solution is to work harder at preventing the feared outcome. In such cases, it can lead to a term known as absorption. Subsequently, these people conflict and become even more preoccupied with the obsession. In that case, the habituation process in ERP can be affected,…
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
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,…
Relationship OCD: Why Groinal Response Doesn’t Make You A Cheat (Exclusive Content)
This article looks at an example of relationship OCD and the confusion of wanting and not wanting to be with a partner. In simple terms, it uses an example to discuss how groinal response happens biologically and what to do.
OCD: Why Female Groinal Response And Persistent Genital Arousal Are Not The Same (Exclusive Content)
This article discusses how persistent genital arousal can get confused with unwanted groinal responses in females who have obsessive-compulsive disorder.