Jul 29, 2006
does a person with Obssessive Compulsory Dissorder "make up" imaginary thoughts with regards to what hes scared of?...for instance seeing himself do sexual things with someone even though he knows he hasn't?
| Response from Dr. Horwath
Obsessive compulsive disorder is a condition in which a person has repetitive, intrusive and unwanted thoughts. The thoughts can involve fears ( a common one is fear of contamination or fear of committing an aggressive act), but may also involve other issues, and often seem irrational or senseless to the person having them.
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