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  2. Forbidden Thinking | Psychology Today

    A forbidden thought is, by definition, one that violates that template, and the resulting pain, researchers say, is part of what helps us to function as social beings.

  3. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: When Unwanted Thoughts or ...

    Unwanted, forbidden, or taboo thoughts involving sex, religion, or harm Desire to have things symmetrical or in perfect order Compulsions are repetitive behaviors that a person feels the urge to do in response to an obsessive thought. Common compulsions include: Excessive cleaning or handwashing

  4. Wicked Thoughts | Psychology Today

    This recursion has an ironic catch: It summons the forbidden thought back to awareness and supercharges it. Guilt and self-disgust wear down willpower, and the exiled thought returns even...

  5. Are There Types of OCD? - Healthline

    forbidden, harmful, or taboo thoughts and impulses hoarding, when the need to collect or keep certain items relates to obsessions or compulsions These groups of symptoms are also described in...

  6. The 5 major types of OCD and how to recognize key symptoms

    2. Forbidden thoughts . Forbidden or intrusive thoughts are thoughts that enter your consciousness without warning. They are often graphic and offensive. We all experience these thoughts; however, it becomes an OCD when we are unable to control them.

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  7. Understanding and Coping With Forbidden Thoughts

    There are so many thoughts and impulses that cross our mind every minute of every waking hour that it would be disturbing to focus on any one of them. So, forbidden thoughts are a way of life.

  8. The Obsessive Struggle with Intrusive Thoughts in OCD

    This is the lived experience of intrusive thoughts OCD. It finds purchase in the unthinkable. It has no concept of propriety or restraint. It will never spare you from a thought that’s just too ...

  9. Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder - NIMH

    uncontrollable thoughts or who feel driven to repeat specific behaviors may have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The thoughts and behaviors that characterize OCD can interfere with daily life, but treatment can help people manage their symptoms. What is OCD? OCD is a common, long-lasting disorder characterized by uncontrollable,