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Carol Edwards

How To Be A United Front With A Partner To Beat Relationship OCD

This short story looks at a devoted couped who are learning about exposure-response prevention to overcome relationship OCD. It tells how a specific strategy helps brings in some light-hearted humour coupled with the strength to defeat the problem together. Reading time: 4 min 6 sec, word count 1,028 Scene 1 I’m in bed. I’m crying

How I Gained Insight to Defeat My Fear-of-Failure Obsession

Reading time: 3 min 46 sec I didn’t tell anyone that intrusive thoughts had started to creep in again. It was while I was writing a complex chapter for my book “Desire-Intrusive Thoughts”. Suddenly, I had a fear of failing. Thoughts of people mocking my desire-aversion theory came into my mind without my will. I

POCD In Class: 100 Powerful Words On How To Do The Right Thing

One-hundred word drabble: Reading time: 40 sec POCD IN CLASS: 100 POWERFUL WORDS ON HOW TO DO THE RIGHT THING Teacher’s anxious. It isn’t the first time. It happened before in class. It was the paedophile thoughts. Still, s/he managed to get through the lesson and the lessons before that. But right now, s/he’s sweating,

Why Solipsism With OCD Can Never Be Validated

Reading time: 1 min 58 sec Why can’t solipsism be validated? It’s because it’s a theory. It shows that while philosophical findings appear reliable, the search continues, meaning it leads to one revelation after the other. In short, the theoretical perspective is that there will never be any credible evidence to humanly prove or disprove

How To Train Your Brain To Form New Connections And Reduce OCD

Reading time: 2 min The basal ganglia continually monitor what is going on in the cerebral cortex, which is the thinking part of the brain and where information is processed. The brain’s relay system (thalamus) is responsible for sending and receiving motor and sensory signals (apart from smell) to and from the cerebral cortex. Because

How To Differentiate Self-Injury Versus A Self-Harm Obsession

Reading time: 1 min 22 sec This post comes with a trigger warning. Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) Currently, the general understanding is that people who engage in NSSI do so because they become emotionally overwhelmed with specific stressors. Because NSSI increases cognitive function, individuals feel a sense of calm in which for a little while, they

POCD: How To Know Why Your Genital Movement Is Not Dangerous

Reading time: 2 min 16 sec This post comes with a trigger warning. Ben sits on the edge of his daughter’s bed. He turns the page of her favourite book “The Three Little Pigs”. He reads mindlessly. It’s because his thoughts are on his groin. The thoughts disturb him, and he gives his daughter a

How to Solve Conflict When You Hate Your Harm-Intrusive Thoughts But Think You Like Them.

Reading time: 1 min 28 sec This post comes with a trigger warning. Abigail walks into the warm kitchen, thinking of ways she can avoid the sharper knives. But the blunter ones won’t do the job. Mark follows. He stands close behind her, his height above hers. His hot breath against her neck alerts her.

A Trickle Of Blood In Your Soup When You Have OCD

Reading time: 1 min 12 sec This post comes with a trigger warning. Look what’s happened?! A trickle of blood in my mug! I’ve opened myself to this scenario—apparently, best attack. I should blame myself. I’m usually strong-minded. But today, I feel an urgency to soothe myself, and it draws me to it. It knows

Why It’s Good Not To Confess In Religious OCD

Reading time: 45 sec I sigh with relief when God forgives me. My confession helps me escape the mistaken sin and settles my mind. I hate myself. And the most crucial thing is trusting that my confession will prevent me from doing it again. I shouldn’t buy into it, but I do―I’m prone to its