What to Do When Sexual, Religious, and Harm Obsessions Carry Unwanted Arousal
PURE-INTRUSIVE THOUGHTS in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are involved, disturbing, and more challenging to treat when they consist of a desire-intrusive component. This book examines this critical issue. The first part looks at the author's experiences of living with OCD. It further discusses self-harm, paedophilia, addiction, morality and guilt. The second part gives a practical guide for treating OCD. Currently, the methods include cognitive-behavioural therapy, exposure-response prevention, Mindfulness and medication. The third part digs deeper to understand better the desire-intrusive element. It talks about intrusive lust for darkness amidst terror in religious OCD that stirs up subsequent feelings of misplaced guilt. It explains arousal in paedophile, transgender, incest and porn obsessions followed by erroneous self-labelling.
Moreover, it examines the distinction between suicide-obsessive thoughts with suicide ideation, and it defines non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) versus self-harm obsessions. This honest and practical book concludes by incorporating additional techniques for improving treatment outcomes. And it shows how deep brain stimulation can target the brain areas responsible for OCD when conventional treatments fail. 'This is a very demanding piece… I'm sure that you are onto something. I long puzzled about obsessions and addictions, not least in my own case!!' Professor F. Toates, author of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Biological Psychology.
Carol Edwards, OCD Writer and study coach
Carol Edwards is a former cognitive behavioural therapist by profession and a writer by passion specialising in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related issues. Her recently published book titled Desire-Intrusive Thoughts is available at authorhouse.com and amazon.com She writes educational articles for therapists new to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for OCD and also anyone who has an interest in OCD and related problems (see topics on menu). Making OCD knowledge understandable and available to the general public, is something she continues to love doing through her blogs at yourocdstudycoach.com
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Carol Edwards, OCD writer and study coach
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