HOCD (Sexual Orientation OCD): Part Four – Denial

The word “denial” is at the root of all forms of OCD.  It is popularized culturally to relate to issues of sexual orientation, but every person with any form of obsessive compulsive disorder experiences the fear of “denial” whenever they choose to do exposure instead of rituals.
I don’t know if you’re gay.  I don’t […]

By |March 22nd, 2015|Compulsions, HOCD, Mindfulness, Obsessions, OCD Information|341 Comments

HOCD (Sexual Orientation OCD): Part Three – The Groinal Response

HOCD (Sexual Orientation OCD): Part Three – The Groinal Response
I had planned to write about several things in this entry to the series on sexual orientation obsessions (a.k.a. HOCD), but after outlining what there is to consider about groinal response and OCD, I realized there’s enough about what goes on in our nether-regions to […]

By |July 22nd, 2013|Compulsions, HOCD, Obsessions, OCD Information|582 Comments

HOCD (Sexual Orientation OCD): Part Two

HOCD (Sexual Orientation OCD): Part Two
So now what?

Obsessive compulsive disorder is treated with a form of psychotherapy called cognitive behavioral therapy.  It is a present-focused therapy that addresses how you are responding to your thoughts and feelings and how these responses can be modified to improve your mental health.  Treatment for HOCD is no […]

By |May 10th, 2013|Compulsions, HOCD, Obsessions, OCD, OCD Information|259 Comments

HOCD (Sexual Orientation OCD): Part One

HOCD, Gay OCD, Sexual Orientation OCD, or, if you suffer from it, your own personal nightmare.
What is HOCD?

It goes by many names.  HOCD, Gay OCD, Sexual Orientation OCD, or, if you suffer from it, your own personal nightmare.  You know yourself to be of one orientation, but your mind starts telling you that you […]

By |May 5th, 2013|Compulsions, HOCD, Mindfulness, Obsessions, OCD|592 Comments