beaustiel

186d

Has anyone heard of Pure O, also known as purely obsessional, OCD? It is a form of OCD marked by intrusive, unwanted, and uncontrollable thoughts, but often is unoccupied by ritual behavior. If you are familiar, what's the best way to address/treat this?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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  • spungo

    186d

    That's just ocd...

    • beaustiel

      186d

      it's not the exact same. People with "Pure O" may not engage in obvious behaviors related to their intrusive thoughts, such as counting, arranging, or hand-washing, the disorder is instead accompanied by hidden/unseen mental rituals.

      • xe

        5d

        What people don’t understand is compulsions can be avoiding thoughts, people, etc. 🤦

  • squidish

    186d

    Sounds like me, i was diagnosed with ocd. I dont know how to treat it though, i guess i kinda let it do what it wants

    • Brokenarrow22

      6d

      I was diagnosed and now I am doing cognitive exercises with my therapist . It’s very tricky definitely going to take time hoping it will work .

  • http.sunflower

    186d

    I think the treatment would be exposure therapy, I’m not 100% sure though

  • marty.t

    186d

    Yeah I have that

  • Achey_girl

    185d

    I was diagnosed with this! My psychiatrist said it’s a newer way to diagnose OCD when the intrusive thoughts are frequent but the repetitive behavior isn’t there. I’ve found almost any antidepressant helps keep the thoughts to a minimum which su really nice. The mind is so much quieter.

  • Alpine

    183d

    I have this form of Ocd but if I'm being honest I have never heard the term pure ocd. It's nice to put a name to it. I am on meds which help. Distraction & avoiding triggers are short term remedies. Research exposure therapy, that's used a lot but can be very scary at first & you should probably consult a doctor.

  • Emmy8

    6d

    Pure O is a subtype but you can have other subtypes with it.

  • BrokenBunny

    6d

    What kind of thoughts?

  • Cashy

    5d

    I have OCD as well and sometimes I get intrusive, unwanted thoughts. What I do is try to distract myself with something I enjoy doing.

  • marty.t

    5d

    Yeah i have pure o, and its a sticky thing. Im learning to ignore it and not listen. It takes time and with practice, you can over come it.

  • MyaQ

    5d

    You're definitely not alone there is a really great autobiography called "Pure" that helped me a lot.

  • royalty

    5d

    Yup! Pure O is 100% real and valid! I also know that sometimes those with Pure O perform mental compulsions like repeating words in their heads or Googling something over and over.

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