- Date posted
- 326d ago
- "Pure" OCD
I struggle with this too. It’s awful. I’m so sorry. You’re not alone.
Hey Sunshine, I'm so sorry you're dealing with this--False Memory OCD is challenging enough without it latching on to something like your nursing work! I've definitely experienced some False Memory OCD, but not to that degree. NOCD has an article about it that I've found helpful, though, and it includes suggestions for exposures: https://www.treatmyocd.com/blog/false-memory-ocd I understand though that there might be a higher requirement for certainty in your line of work, so the challenge might lie in working out how you can ensure important things have been done without giving in to the urge to check more than is needed for ordinary rigour. If you've ever heard of the "no more, no less" approach often used for Covid anxiety, it could be helpful here--picking a set of guidelines to follow around ensuring you've done these things, and committing to follow them no more, no less. And imaginal exposures or worst case scenario exercises could be very helpful too. I hope this helps. And thank you so, so much for doing what you do!