Harm OCD, Part II


This week on Purely OCD, Lauren Rosen, LMFT, and Kelley Franke, LMFT, continue their discussion on Harm OCD, with a focus on compulsions. To start, Lauren and Kelley discuss mental compulsions – like mental review and rumination. Next, they cover overt compulsions – like physical tapping and folding your arms to make sure you don’t accidentally shove someone off a ledge. Following this, the cover avoidance – which can look like anything from avoiding cooking to avoiding holding your child. Next, they consider reassurance seeking in this subtype and how compulsive confession can look. Lastly, they discuss why compulsions are a problem – generally and specifically within the examples given.

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