ROCD – Relationship OCD

In a previous post on mental checking, I talked briefly about ROCD (Relationship OCD), a form of OCD that involves pervasive doubt and uncertainty about interpersonal relationships. This multi-part series of posts will focus primarily on ROCD in the context of...

Hit-and-Run OCD vs. Other Driving Fears

Hit-and-run OCD can be distinguished from other driving-related fears on the basis of a person's core fear and his/her response to it.[/caption] What is hit-and-run OCD? Hit-and-run OCD (sometimes called MVA-OCD) is a subtype of obsessive-compulsive disorder that...

OCD & Pets: Sexual Thoughts & Scrupulosity

Obsessions focusing on pets and animals incorporate all the common themes: contamination, checking, harm, scrupulosity, and sex. In this 3-part blog series, I'll discuss some of the common ways obsessions may target our lovable, snuggable friends. Part 1 focused on...

Pets & OCD: Contamination

Obsessions focusing on pets and animals incorporate all the common themes: contamination, checking, harm, scrupulosity, and sex. In this 3-part blog series, I discuss some of the common ways OCD obsessions may target our lovable, snuggable friends. This article, Part...

OCD About Pets and Animals: Harm

Obsessions focusing on pets and animals incorporate all the common themes: contamination, checking, harm, scrupulosity, and sex. In this 3-part blog series, I discuss some of the common ways obsessions may target our lovable, snuggable friends. This article, Part 1,...