How to do treatment for HOCD
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Feeling anxious about knowing your sexual orientation? Is it on your mind all the time? Do you have to do tests or research to figure it all out? If so, you may struggle with sexual orientation OCD. Let me show you how to use treatment strategies for it. I've outlined 3 steps that are researched based. Learn more by subscribing to my channel.
In any facet of existence, from cleanliness and germs to people's values and conceptions of right and wrong, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder may show up. In and about the relationships of individuals with others and their relationships with themselves, OCD can also occur, and it can include sexual orientation.
A distinct subtype of OCD that is marked by persistent obsessions with one's own sexual identity is homosexual OCD, or HOCD for short. Intrusive feelings, pictures, desires, or suspicions can contain certain obsessions, such as:
Fears that your thoughts about the opposite sex are either in denial or somehow suppressed;
If your sexual orientation is different from the one you associate with, think about compromising your reputation and' true self';
Concerns that you will "turn" gay or "turn" straight, and because of your sexual orientation, your marriages will be ruined;
Obsessions with your actions and how you have behaved or engaged in a "gay" or "straight" manner with others;
A hyper-awareness, particularly the groinal response, of physical reactions.
ERP is an evidence-based therapy that lets people find new ways to connect to their feelings and emotions. In order to get past them, it is a driven mechanism that allows individuals to confront their fears.
The aim of the solution prevention part of the process is to help people learn without judgement or any effort to alter, repair, interpret or analyze the existence of their intrusive ideas.
Based on a person's personal perceptions, causes, obsessions, and compulsions, a psychiatrist may help develop customized exposures. These exposures can contain such situations as:
Looking at images of attractive men or women, while refusing, urges their bodily reactions to make sense.
Consciously being friendlier with their peers than normal while fighting concerns they could "hit" on them.
Sexual Orientation Treatment
Exposures for HOCD
Nathan Peterson, LCSW
OCD can be tricky! I want to provide useful information for your OCD, anxiety, tics, tourette's, BFRBs, and many other anxiety related disorders.