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The 10 most viewed entries of our blog about OCD in 2017

2017 is over and it is the moment where we all do a mental review of our job roughout the year to extract what we can learn from it. At IPITIA, we also want to take this journey and see how to offer better information that will help us understand what OCD is and how it can be cured. That is why we have compiled in this post the 10 articles that have most interested readers of our blog. In them you can find information about the different types of OCD, its causes and how to deal with them; as well as other issues related to topics such as anxiety, loneliness, etc.

If you want to know more about how to deal with and cure obsessive-compulsive disorder, you can consult the different modalities of therapy that we offer at IPITIA, such as online therapy or face-to-face therapy in Barcelona. You can also contact us through the email info@ipitia.com or by phone (+34) 93 528 23 53.

Top 10 articles on TOC chosen by IPITIA readers

1. Homosexual OCD (HOCD) and the mistaken idea of “latent homosexuality”

Homosexual OCD (obsessive fear of being gay) is something deeply different to homosexuality. In OCD cases doesn’t exist any latent or repressed homosexuality that is fighting to come out, or any physical attraction to people of the same gender that was hidden until now.

2. Why does the subject of my obsessions change?

There are people that have problems identifying with one Compulsive Disorder with and without obsession, since their obsessive, recurrent and involuntary thoughts change their content and are not governed by an apparently specific theme.

3. What are the most common causes in childhood that causes OCD in adults?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder usually begins during adolescence or the beginning of adulthood, but also is common in early childhood and its development (from 6 to 15 years). The course of OCD, except for some cases of watery onset, is usually gradual. Research in the National Institute of Mental Health showed in 1992 that the average age of onset of OCD is seven years.

4. Does suffering from OCD mean I am becoming crazy?

This fear arises because people have obsessive thoughts and interpret it as something out of the ordinary, something that can only mean that something else is happening. This article will explain if the fear of going crazy is a justified fear and what it means to have obsessive thoughts

5. The Fear of being gay, HOCD

There are young heterosexual men, and not so young, who live with the fear of “liking men”. At IPITIA we have already treated many patients with this obsession, something that, in some cases, comes to haunt them. At an unconscious level in the heterosexual male, homosexual images are connected with the “fear of living, of being, of expressing oneself and above all to position themselves with clarity and firmness “.

6. How to deal with Guilt in OCD

Guilt is the dysphoric experience that is felt when breaking certain cultural rules whether religious, political, family and others or the thought of committing such transgression. Guilt has a basic function: make the subject aware that he commits the error to be able to rectify and even repair his fault.

7. Why it is possible to overcome OCD?

An obsessive disorder is developed because there have been some determinate conditions in the life of a person, normally in childhood or adolescence, and although it can appear in another part of life, it is not the most frequent. We find ourselves against situations that generate a deep fear or inhibition that block the development of the instinctive nature of the kid or teenager making it so these start living a thought life instead of one emotionally felt and spontaneous.

8. Why is it so frecuent in heterosexual men the Homosexual OCD?

There are many men that only like wome, and therefore are exclusively heterosexual, with fear of liking men. It is true that each and every one of them thinks that they are a unique case and that they are about to discover their true sexual nature, that is, homosexuality. Nothing further, it’s just that they’re not gay..

9. How to improve your sex life if you have OCD?

Sexual relationships are a vital side of life. Unfortunately, OCD and anxiety can make you feel blocked in them or that you cannot enjoy them fully. In this entry we’ll comment some of the main issues and barriers that can affect our sexual relationships and how to solve them to improve our sex life.

10. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Guilt

In order for guilt to be activated, a more or less rigid personal belief system is necessary, whether it comes from the more traditional conservative moral or relativistic ethics of the present times, and sometimes they come together to further confuse the person. For example, someone who at the same time has a feeling of sin can go through the sensation, punctual, of not being correct in a conversation, it is not the case that he has been able to offend someone involuntarily.