What is Pure-O OCD?

Some people with OCD have visible compulsions. Like in contamination OCD, compulsions include washing hands repeatedly. Or ‘just right’ OCD will have the person repeating an activity till it feels ‘just right’ to him. However, there are manifestations of...

Distraction – compulsion or technique?

Distraction is very poorly understood in the context of OCD or other anxiety disorders. Most books or literature on anxiety disorders tout distraction as a way of getting past intrusive thoughts. You get an intrusive thought? Distract yourself by thinking of something...

How do I stop overthinking?

One of the most damning symptoms of mental disorders like anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, etc is overthinking. While on the surface it seems like overthinking may help arrive at solutions on how to beat the problem, it rarely works that way in case of these disorders....