OCD Intrusive Thoughts are where an individual suffers from obsessional thoughts that are repetitive and repulsive in nature.
For example, thoughts of causing harm to loved ones. Because of them being intrusive in nature they are not voluntarily produced and surfacing of such thoughts can cause the individual extreme distress.
The very significance of such ideas being formed in their head can be horrifying for them. But because of the extent to which they would go to avoid and prevent from these thoughts taking action can cause them to not act upon these thoughts.
These OCD intrusive thoughts cause immense distress and anguish in the individual’s life, like school, work, relationships, social interactions and activities. There are various subcategories of intrusive thoughts, they are as follows.
This relentless analysing on one’s partner and relationship puts and causes enormous amounts of strain on their relationship, hence cause the relationship to dissolve.
Individuals who suffer these intrusive sexual thoughts are extremely disturbed and are repugnant towards themselves. And due to the nature of their thoughts, they would show reluctance to seek professional help.
They suffer great anguish and tend to avoid individuals or places associated with their nature of intrusive sexual thoughts.
Individuals who suffer from magical intrusive thoughts believe that a possibility of their thoughts causing something actually exists, immense anxiety and anguish. And so they will indulge in compulsive behaviours to make sure their thoughts don’t occur in reality.
This relentless analysing and questioning of their religion put immense strain on their beliefs and not allowing them to derive peace from their religion. Hence they would avoid going to religious places out of fear of their thoughts.
Individuals here would label and regard themselves as bad people just because they have these thoughts. And believe that they have the ability to cause harm to others.
Due to the nature of their thoughts they would show reluctance to seek professional help. They suffer great anguish and tend to avoid individuals or places associated with their nature of intrusive violent thoughts.
Because of the nature of these thoughts, they cause immense major distress and anguish in the individual’s life, like school, work, relationships, social interactions and activities. But the thing to remember here is they would most likely not act upon these impulses and hence support and help them to seek help.
Seeking a help for obsessive-compulsive disorder can be extremely difficult for numerous reasons. The ones suffering from this mental illness, speaking about their OCD intrusive thoughts is embarrassing and scary.
The path to OCD Treatment starts with you. A number of treatment options are available for OCD. Also, reaching to a professional or psychologists would be a vital step to help you know how to manage and treat it well.
If you or a loved one has OCD, then please reach out to Cadabam’s to know about the best OCD treatments. You can call us at +91 96111 94949.