Can You Tell Me What POCD Refers to?

Q:
Can you tell me what POCD refers to?

A:
POCD often refers to pedophile obsessive-compulsive disorder. It sometimes can be mistaken as pure OCD.

When people have this type of OCD, they can have fear of being a pedophile, although it is groundless. They may keep doubting whether they are really pedophiles, leading to huge distress and shame.

Actually, people with pedophile OCD are not pedophiles. In fact, they don’t want to harm children, and it can be the least likely for them to harm a child.

Misunderstanding from others can worsen the condition. So if you have this disease, you’d better turn to a qualified therapist or doctor. Proper treatments can help you reduce the stress.

Key word: pocd

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