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What is Checking OCD?
Checking OCD occurs when a person experiences intrusive thoughts, fears or concerns (obsessions) that cause doubt and uncertainty that items may not where they are supposed to be, lights or appliances were left on, doors were not closed, emails or text messages were written with errors, etc. As a result of these obsessive fears, people suffering from Checking OCD feel the need to perform compulsive behaviors and “check” to make sure the item(s) they are concerned with have been left in the right place, appliances or lights are turned off, that emails were written correctly, or that they said the right thing, etc. If you have Safety Checking OCD, you may feel a huge amount of responsibility and believe that a dangerous or catastrophic situation is just “one mistake away.”
Common Obsessions in Checking OCD:
Common Compulsions in Checking OCD:
Treatment for Checking OCD
People suffering from Checking OCD are encouraged to seek treatment from a mental health treatment provider that specializes in the treatment of OCD. OCD specialists are equipped and prepared to treat a wide array of OCD subtypes, including Checking OCD . Like all types of OCD, Checking OCD can be treated with a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention. Contact Lauren Pellizzi to start treatment.