Chameleon

360d

tw// p-ocd stuff, which mentions the word pedo

I think I am having my ocd thoughts in another form— like it tricks me into thinking I don’t feel bad about it or I don’t feel shame about it anymore but then I in reality I still do and is a bit more like “yeah holy shit I am a pedo and I just can’t control myself” rather than me freaking out if I am one- and the worst thing is I know buying into ocd thoughts is not helpful but I am so afraid because to me it is so irrational and so convincing and I am just scared oml
is there any advice for this type of ocd :(

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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  • Nikolas

    360d

    Bring it up to a doctor and a therapist, get help for these types of thoughts before they turn into something you don't want❤️

  • Sunshineseeker90

    360d

    I'm not really sure what Nikolas is saying/implying. We don't have a lot of control in stopping intrusive thoughts. My understanding is that this intrusive thought is fairly common for OCD and it does not make you a pedo, you are afraid you are one but that doesn't make you one. I have a couple intrusive thoughts, at least one of a sexually inappropriate nature (which again is somewhat common) but my OCD is primarily tics/compulsions. One method I've heard, is try not to judge or be upset by your thoughts, give recognition when you have one, but try to not let yourself be upset by it, it will only make things worse, trying to control it will backfire. That is my understanding anyways. My thoughts are with you. I'm sorry you are dealing with that. That sounds awful. You got this. 🙏

  • Nikolas

    360d

    I understand that it's an uncontrollable intrusive thought but that doesn't mean untreatable. I had a close family member go through something very similar. I genuinely think that talking to a therapist can help redirect those thoughts. Like remapping your thought pattern because they usually stem from somewhere.

  • Sunshineseeker90

    360d

    Ok, thanks for the clarification Nikolas. I wasn't sure, I thought you might be implying before they acted on it or something. Gotcha. Yes, therapy is good. 🙌 My bad, misinterpreted. 🙂

  • Gemstone

    359d

    Oh wow... I had a seizure on lsd once because I was overwhelmed with the intrusive thought of being a pedophile when I was looking at an underage anime character I thought was cute. It doesn't mean I'm a pedophile. I know it's wrong and I am not attracted to underage people but the thought that I could be was overwhelming and I couldn't shake it. Pedophilia is weirdly ingrained into our culture and that realization was hard I think.

  • strawberrysoop

    353d

    ego dynostic intrusive thoughts are the worst!! i have very similar thoughts- i remind myself that those thoughts do not belong to me and i can't stop them, but i can make peace with them. i remind myself that it stems from a fear of anything happening to the children i work with, and its my brain's weird way of protecting them. its not perfect, but it helps!

  • Chameleon

    353d

    thank you so so much strawberry!!!! thank you sm <3

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