Pure OKnown as Obsessional obsessive-compulsive disorder with lesser to no compulsion impulse or relief.
The Pure O sufferer is plagued with intrusive thoughts and/or images of acts, words or obsessions which they find repulsive and foreign to their moral compass. The intrusive thoughts can include: violence, immorality, sexual orientation, sacrilege, or inappropriate sexual acts.
By no means an easier type of OCD, the sufferer often does not show as outer signs of the hell that is going on within but often have inner compulsions such as avoidance.
With no outlet to help neutralize the obsession (as rituals sometimes helps a person feel right), Pure O often is harder to work on. Not impossible, but it seems to take a longer time to see results.
As with other OCD thoughts, they are ego-dystonic or in other words the opposite of the sufferer’s core beliefs and true nature. Sadly, no reassurance permanently changes their fears or thoughts.
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