Desire-Intrusive Thoughts

What to Do When Sexual, Religious, and Harm Obsessions Carry Unwanted Arousal

NEW BOOK RELEASE by Carol Edwards!

About the Book

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 examines this critical issue.

The first part looks at the author’s experiences of living with OCD. It further discusses self-harm, paedophilia, addiction, morality and guilt. The second part gives a practical guide for treating OCD. Currently, the methods include cognitive-behavioural therapy, exposure-response prevention, Mindfulness and medication. The third part digs deeper to understand better the desire-intrusive element. It talks about intrusive lust for darkness amidst terror in religious OCD that stirs up subsequent feelings of misplaced guilt. It explains arousal in paedophile, transgender, incest and porn obsessions followed by erroneous self-labelling.

Moreover, it examines the distinction between suicide-obsessive thoughts with suicide ideation, and it defines non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) versus self-harm obsessions. This honest and practical book concludes by incorporating enhanced techniques for improving treatment outcomes. And it shows how deep brain stimulation can target the brain areas responsible for OCD when conventional treatments fail.

‘This is a very demanding piece… I’m sure that you are onto something. I long puzzled about obsessions and addictions, not least in my own case!!’ Professor F. Toates, author of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Biological Psychology.

AVAILABLE ON KINDLE, PAPERBACK AND HARDBACK AT AMAZON.COM

4 Comments

  1. Hi Azar, thank you for your message. This is a medical issue. My advice would be to see a doctor for their advice. Take care.

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