What are INTRUSIVE Thoughts?

Intrusive thoughts are unwelcome involuntary thoughts, images, or unpleasant ideas that may become obsessions, are upsetting or distressing, and can be difficult to manage or eliminate. When they are associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), and sometimes attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the thoughts may become paralyzing, anxiety-provoking, or persistent. Intrusive thoughts may also be associated with episodic memory, unwanted worries or memories from OCD, posttraumatic stress disorder, other anxiety disorders, eating disorders, or psychosis. Intrusive thoughts, urges, and images are of inappropriate things at inappropriate times, and they can be divided into three categories: “inappropriate aggressive thoughts, inappropriate sexual thoughts, or blasphemous religious thoughts

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Posted on January 22, 2014, in Mental Health Videos and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on rightlifer and commented:
    What a great video. Sometimes we can’t help having thoughts about all sorts of things that may not be ideal. The real key to controlling them is simply to let them go rather than concentrate on them and having them constantly cycling around in our heads.

  1. Pingback: “What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder, BDD (DSM-5)?” | Pennsylvania Mental Health Issues

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