FAQs on OCD by Zoe Wilson and Ashley Fulwood
Overcoming OCD Blog
by David Veale
1y ago
I just want to give a shout out to an excellent little book, “FAQs on OCD”. Authors Zoe and Ashley are both experts by their experience of OCD. They’ve provided their answers to all the most common questions, from “Does everybody have a little bit of OCD”? to “What is a rumination?” or “Will talking in a support group make my OCD worse?” and “Will OCD make dating harder?” Each answer is thoughtful and comprehensive. And, they acknowledge where there is uncertainty or nuances to the answer. So the book is suitable for anyone with OCD or their loved ones and well worth the price of about £10. D ..read more
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Dreams about being a paedophile when I have OCD
Overcoming OCD Blog
by David Veale
1y ago
I was recently approached by a person with OCD who had a question about dreaming about being a paedophile. I think it’s important to discuss this topic, so people know help is available and they can overcome paedophile OCD. However, slight warning as some of the discussion that follows could be disturbing or upsetting. Question: “I keep having dreams…about being a paedophile. In the dream, I am sexually abusing random children, and I enjoy it. I also experience waking images of abusing children, but I know that I don’t really want to do this and won’t. “I also know I can’t control my intrusiv ..read more
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Understanding Sensorimotor OCD
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by David Veale
1y ago
Sensorimotor, somatic or body focused OCD is where an individual is excessively aware of an involuntary bodily processes or sensations or movement such as: a movement of your body such as blinking or breathing (for example, whether you are breathing correctly at the right depth or rate), or are excessively aware of the sensation of breathing or swallowing or a floater in your eye, or whether your gaze is on someone’s genitalia. If you have sensorimotor OCD, you may be plagued by doubts – for example “Am I breathing correctly?”, “Am I staring at the person’s breasts/genitals?” The motiv ..read more
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