Obsessed with Harm?

Hopeless and terrified I sit there. terrified of myself that is...all these horrid thoughts that are cruel to think about flood my head and I'm drowning in the fact that the thoughts won't go away. I know deep down that i don't want to kill everyone I meet, but maybe I do...

Considering that Harm OCD is a mental disorder that could easily be confused with psychosis, Its not always simple to treat. You never know how hostile this disorder can feel to the diagnosed individual as well as uncomfortable to those around them.

What is Harm OCD?

Harm OCD is a common mental disorder, another branch of obsessive compulsive disorder. Where an individual experiences intrusive, unwanted violent and or sexual thoughts that come from their self conscious. Harming obsessions usually revolve around the belief that you must be certain of yourself at all times to assure you're not responsible for any violent or fatal acts.

Treatments

Harm OCD can be treated through many therapies, the most successful ones so far are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). Since the patients thoughts are coming from their self conscious there is no medication for what's inside their head, in this situation. Although many sufferers rely on self medicating with medicinal marijuana because (as they say) it slows down the thoughts and how intrusive they may get. While earlier stated CBT challenges the intrusive thoughts while ERP confront the behaviors done in response to what their self conscious is saying. In most cases, ERP is the “main course” of treating Harm OCD and CBT is more like a PRN for your brain.



Harm OCD with psychosis...

Psychosis is overall, losing contact with reality on a regular basis. This sometimes means hallucinations and or delusions. Hallucinations are hearing, seeing or feeling things that are not real or physically there. Delusions are a strong unusual belief that most mentally stable people wouldn't agree upon. Often times a patient with Harm OCD with consider themselves psychotic and heres why they're not… what sets Hram OCD and psychosis apart is the way Harm OCD takes aways fromt things we love the most and how brutal it can make the most gentle person, how intrusive the thoughts can truly be and how it can take over and brainwash the most kind and creative minds and not only brainwash but eradicate all thought that show the least bit of positivity. On the other hand, psychosis is typically associated with schizophrenia- with this being said schizophrenia is defined by psychosis but there are other disorders that can have psychotic symptoms such as: schizoaffective or other subtypes of schizophrenia, persistent delusions disorder, Major depressive disorder with psychotic symptoms or substance induced psychosis (drugs and or alcohol being responsible for their disorder)

Effects of Harm OCD

The diagnosed individual typically says they feel hopeless and insane since the thoughts simply won't go away, sometimes they don't only think of violent or fatal acts but sometimes sexual acts as well. Sufferers tend to fear being alone with people that they could easily take advantage of. In most cases people that aren't close to someone with this disorder have no clue that they have it unless told different, there aren't any physical signs of Harm OCD.


Bibliography

"Harm OCD: Symptoms and Treatment." Harm OCD: Symptoms and Treatment | OCD Center of Los Angeles. n.p., n.d. Web. 17 February 2015."Harm OCD: Symptoms and Treatment."


Harm OCD: Symptoms And Treatment | OCD Center of Los Angeles. n.p., n.d. Web. 17 February 2015


"Harm OCD: Symptoms and Treatment." Harm OCD: Symptoms and Treatment | OCD Center of Los Angeles. n.p., n.d. Web. 17 February 2015.

"Harm OCD Treatment With ERP." Harm OCD Treatment: ERP | OCD Center of Los Angeles. n.p., n.d. Web. 17 February 2015.


"Harm OCD: Symptoms and Treatment." Harm OCD: Symptoms and Treatment | OCD Center of Los Angeles. n.p., n.d. Web. 17 February 2015.



Mental. "Children's health." Mental illness in children: Know the signs - Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic, n.d. Web. 17 February 2015.


Penzel, Fred. "Expert Opinions." International OCD Foundation –Penzel, Fred. "Expert Opinions." International OCD Foundation –


Penzel, Fred. "Expert Opinions." International OCD Foundation – How I Treat OCD Killer Thoughts: Treating Violent Obsessions.n.p., n.d. Web. 18 February 2015.


Penzel, Fred. "Expert Opinions." International OCD Foundation – How I Treat OCD Killer Thoughts: Treating Violent Obsessions.n.p., n.d. Web. 18 February 2015.


Penzel, Fred. "Expert Opinions." International OCD Foundation – How I Treat OCD Killer Thoughts: Treating Violent Obsessions.n.p., n.d. Web. 18 February 2015.

"Psychotherapy." NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | Learn More. n.p., n.d. Web. 17 February 2015.


"What is psychosis? What causes psychotic symptoms?." What is psychosis? What causes psychotic symptoms? Medical News Today. n.p., n.d. Web. 17 February 2015.


"What is psychosis? What causes psychotic symptoms?." What is psychosis? What causes psychotic symptoms? Medical News Today. n.p., n.d. Web. 17 February 2015.