I’ve been getting a few questions about ‘Spectrum HOCD’ and decided the best way to answer some of the questions was to write a post. I need to start by saying that HOCD in itself is not what we call a formal diagnosis, in that it does not appear in DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual […]
The following articles contain information relating to HOCD - Homosexual Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
The goal for many people that I work with is to ‘get rid’ of all thoughts relating to HOCD. The problem is, the more you try to stop HOCD thoughts, the harder it is for you to get better. Don’t panic though, this does not mean to say that you cannot recover, as there are […]
I’m guessing that you’ve landed on this page as you have just taken my test on HOCD. I am going to outline what options are open to you, if you are serious about overcoming HOCD. If you are not sure who I am, my name is Elaine and I am the psychologist behind MoodSmith. Regardless […]
This is something I hear a lot; if my HOCD thoughts feel real, does that mean that they are true, that they mean something? Just because a thought feels real, not does not mean that it is true. Feelings are not facts, thoughts are not facts HOCD Test Why do I get HOCD […]
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a treatment model that can help you overcome the suffering caused by HOCD This does not mean that you accept your thoughts as being real, it is quite the opposite This page will cover What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ACT? How will it help with HOCD? HOCD Test […]
If you have HOCD and are feeling aroused, this is not evidence that your thoughts are true, it is just the nature of HOCD. Feeling aroused down there – in your groin. For men, this can be just a feeling, or having an erection. For women, this can be feeling sexually aroused. You might also […]
HOCD – Homosexual Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Are you watching porn and checking out members of the same sex, to make sure you are not gay?You could have intrusive thoughts about being gay. HOCD stands for Homosexual Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and is a term that is used to describe having unwanted intrusive thoughts in relation to […]