POCD Part Three: The Groin and Other Junk

POCD Part Three: The Groin and Other Junk
If you have POCD, and you’re struggling with triggers “down below”, my recommendation is that you treat intrusive sensations the way you would treat intrusive thoughts – with mindfulness, the rejection of distorted beliefs, and the courage to face uncertainty head on.

It’s getting uncomfortable in here
So […]

By |September 12th, 2015|Compulsions, Mindfulness, Obsessions, OCD, POCD|117 Comments

POCD Part II: Treating Pedophile-Themed OCD

POCD Part II: Treating Pedophile-Themed OCD
The idea of actually getting treatment for POCD can be terrifying, especially when you think your obsession is unspeakable and untreatable. But OCD is OCD. POCD is not some untreatable separate diagnosis that requires some strange outlying treatment approach. The most effective treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder is cognitive […]

By |June 24th, 2015|Compulsions, Mindfulness, Obsessions, OCD, POCD|124 Comments

POCD Part I: What Is Pedophile-Themed Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

POCD is an obsessive fear of being or becoming a pedophile, what to many is considered the ultimate loss of identity.
POCD (Pedophile-themed Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

People will feel sorry for me if I get cancer. They’ll accept me if it turns out I’m gay. They’ll chalk it all up to me just being mentally ill […]

By |May 2nd, 2015|Compulsions, Obsessions, OCD, POCD|304 Comments