Desire-Intrusive Thoughts

Pure-intrusive thoughts in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are involved, disturbing, and more challenging to treat when they consist of a desire-intrusive component. This book, by Carol Edwards, examines this critical issue.

Misophonia: How to Tune out to Disgusting Sounds

This educational document takes the reader through an interesting journey, in which the author (Carol Edwards), explores personal accounts of living with Misophonia (hatred of sounds) coupled with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Researched information, including a link to proposed diagnostic criteria as a standalone neurological disorder for entry into the DSM-5, is added to this fascinating description of one’s aversion to sounds, colours, smells and movements, with the added detail of grief, sensory processing problems and more.

Religious OCD: How to Resolve Intrusive Guilt

Gaining a balanced perspective in cognitive therapy addresses and puts right misplaced guilt. It redirects trait-guilt, and thus moves the barrier between the individual and their relationship with God. In other words, it demonstrates, objectively, how intrusive guilt is inconsistent with one’s true character, behaviours and religious belief. 1,700 words approx.

How To Tackle A Phobia-Turned Obsession

There is another factor to consider, which comes from Isaac Mark’s expression “obsessive phobia” which is not, as he puts it, ‘a direct fear of a given object or situation, but rather of the results which are imagined to arise from it’. While there is a distinction between a standard phobia and an obsession, an overlap can be noticed when a person shows signs of one and the other.