Users' questions

What HOCD feels like?

What HOCD feels like?

Along with HOCD often comes brutal self-esteem hits, depression, and social anxiety. If you suffer from sexual orientation obsessions, it can feel like you don’t know who you are anymore, like your true self is locked away and this “other” is taking over your life.

Why are so many people under reported as having hocd?

Many people mistakenly think that OCD consists entirely of compulsive hand washing, door checking and stove knob checking. 5. HOCD is under-reported, mostly because people who experience it have so much shame about having thoughts about being gay. This under-reporting is also a function of people simply not knowing HOCD exists.

Is there a cure for all or nothing hocd?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatment strategies for All-Or-Nothing HOCD should involve gradual exposure to things that trigger gay thoughts while the sufferer practices resisting the urge to tell themselves they are not gay. Relationship HOCD People are complicated.   That means relationships are twice as complicated.

What’s the difference between hocd and gay OCD?

Part three of a five-part series. HOCD has many subtypes. When we initially published part oneand part twoof this series on Gay OCD (also known as HOCD), it was intended solely to reflect this rather common form of the disorder as we saw it presented in many of our clients.

What does it mean to have all or nothing hocd?

In short, All-Or-Nothing HOCD describes the experience of those who have always been of one orientation, have never experimented with other orientations, and who do not have gay fantasies, but who just randomly have a “gay” thought or feeling one day and it scares them.

How to tell if a person has hocd?

Walking in an overly masculine (if a man) or feminine (if a woman) way in order to “appear straight.” Interacting in a overly masculine or feminine way. Talking only about “appropriately” masculine or feminine topics.

How is hocd a misapplied mental health disorder?

Like many sensationalized mental health disorders, HOCD can often be misunderstood, and misapplied by people who are not clinicians. Currently, HOCD has been mistakenly applied to a hypothetical effect of excessive pornography consumption, whereby someone (ostensibly a heterosexual) begins to respond to homosexual porn as a result of HOCD.

Why do some people with hocd have obsessions?

Their HOCD obsessions often consist of unwanted thoughts, impulses, or images that uncontrollably pop into consciousness. To reduce the anxiety brought on by their obsessions, individuals with HOCD engage in a variety of rituals that focus on “proving their true sexuality” or reducing their perceived “vulnerability” to becoming gay.

How long have I been suffering from hocd?

Allow me to clarify that I’ve suffered from hocd for one and half year on and off, but last 7 months it was severe before I’ve seen the light at the end of that tunnel. So don’t get the wrong idea that what I had was only temporary and mild hocd. Alright..where shall I begin?