What Is An Intrusive Thought? Is It Relative to OCD?

Q:
What is an intrusive thought? Is it relative to OCD?

A:
An intrusive thought refers to an involuntary thought, idea or image in your mind that can be unwelcome, unpleasant, or unacceptable.

Intrusive thoughts involve aggressive thoughts (like hurting yourself or others), sexual thoughts and religious thoughts that are blasphemous.

These thoughts may become obsessions, which are associated with OCD, an anxiety disorder.

Proper treatments including cognitive behavioral therapies and medications can help you get rid of these thoughts. There is no need to feel embarrassed. Just go to see a doctor and he or she will help you.

Key word: ocd intrusive thoughts

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