Treating Sensorimotor OCD (AKA Somatic OCD)

I recommend reading Awareness, Attention, Distraction, and Rumination before reading this article, since the concepts discussed there are foundational to the approach outlined below. Sensorimotor OCD (also known as Somatically Focused OCD) refers to cases in which people become hyper attentive to their bodily sensations, such as breathing, swallowing, or heartbeat.  While this might not sound so […]

Treating Two Types of Contamination OCD

This article discusses two types of Contamination OCD.  As discussed below, some contamination cases may reflect aspects of both types. Type 1 In the first type, the person is afraid of contamination because they are afraid that the contamination could cause something else bad to happen that could have permanent emotional consequences.  An example of this would […]