- Date posted
- 243d ago
- "Pure" OCD
- False Memory OCD
Yeah!! happens to me omg. I feel extreme guilt over a false memory I think, and I remember having urges / intrusive thoughts about doing that at the time. was terrifying.. however ocd works in complicated ways. then I feel just horrible and waves of extreme pressure and over thinking about this thing. ocd makes me feel like i’m guilty and the universe was coming after me
As you can see from the other comment, you are definitely not alone. I work with members all the time who feel this way. Our brains don't know that we have OCD - it only responds based on how we act and react. Do you avoid certain things due to these feelings of guilt? Do you engage in rituals like self-assurance or reassurance seeking that would then give your brain the idea that "hey, must be guilty of something, otherwise why would we be doing this". It will feel important and urgent to try to figure out what you've done and what you need to be guilty for. Try as hard as you can to not figure this out. Refuse to put your mental energy into the piggy bank of figuring that out. Do anything else - while resisting the urge to figure it out.