Doing research on Intrusive Thoughts and POCD. Can you help?

11 January 2018 - 18:58

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Hello all,

I am doing a little research on OCD and Pure O -OCD, this naturally includes intrusive thoughts.

I understand that intrusive thoughts generally fit into the following three categories:

1. Harmful thoughts to oneself or another individual.

2. Innapropriate sexual thoughts.

3. Religious or blasphemous thoughts.

What I am trying to understand is whether someone can experience OCD intrusive thoughts without falling into one of those three categories.

Perhaps you know of someone who doesn't fall into those categories, either personally or on support groups and forums. Maybe you yourself don't fit into those categories but experience intrusive thoughts.

Can any thought that an individual will obsess over, or frequently pops into a persons mind, and causes frequent anxiety be considered an intrusive thought?

I would love to know more about this from OCD sufferers, researchers or just anyone who may be aware of an answer.

Thanks for reading.