Pure OCD/Intrusive Sexual Obsessions: It's not as Pure as it Sounds. - Chrissie Hodges

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Chrissie Hodges Welcome to the dark side of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. There are many forms of OCD, and one in particular is rarely talked about openly due to the shame and embarrassment surrounding the nature of the obsessions. I live with Pure O/Sexual and Violent Intrusive thoughts. As an advocate for mental health and OCD, I use humor and storytelling to help audiences grasp the severity and torment of this crippling disorder in a society where every other person claims they are 'so OCD' in one capacity or another. My talk will include my personal journey with Pure O as well as information on OCD and how to walk the road to recovery. I often say Pure O is like the dirty little secret of the OCD world, however it is one of the most common yet silent types of the disorder.

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Kaats

I wouldnt wish this literal hell that is ocd on anyone.

1 year ago | [YT] | 67

Sam Mullett

I've had these thoughts for years they have destroyed me :(

2 years ago | [YT] | 29

Nickael7

This is real... I suffer with a strange form OCD, general anxiety and sleeping disorder.

3 years ago | [YT] | 35

Rebekah Jacinta GS

Wow... This made me feel so loved even by complete strangers... Thank you

3 years ago | [YT] | 43

R Isho

Read the power of now, it cured me of Pure OCD.

6 months ago | [YT] | 4

shirley A-z

this talk should be titled "Shootings not caused by Mental Illness" I thought she was going to talk about sexual obsessions...

2 months ago | [YT] | 2

Paul Singh

hi im really suffering with my OCD right now. Its come back and gotten worse. Do you have anymore videos?

3 years ago | [YT] | 15

Sam Mullett

Been saying for years about the stigma but it's still there :( yes it's improved but not enough.......

2 years ago | [YT] | 3

JR William

Masterbation is like a chore for me

1 year ago | [YT] | 2

Sam Mullett

Great insight into mental health, i hate always lieing when I'm unwell and saying something other than I'm sick instead of saying I'm depressed or aniexty or obsessive thoughts are ruining my life but I always lie and say I have flu or just normal sickness. There should be a word we could use so it ends the stigma like I'm not in work today becuse of my "mh" and nobody questions it, i hate when people say "oh I had bad day at work" that's what I had also ? "noooo" that's not mental health or depression that's just a rough day give me your bad day over my shit any day id be happy with that and you try and function with mental health strains 👍

2 years ago | [YT] | 2

Laura Gadille

Ty, I have a mental illness but I'm not insane

2 years ago | [YT] | 2

Lachhiman Gurung

Hello!please more videos on how to cure OCD!

2 years ago (edited) | [YT] | 2

Robert Slattery

Thats awesome when I had my panic attacks I didnt realize I can actually learn to be comfortable with myself and around others.And yes I did have ocd and still do.There is a program called attacking anxiety by lacinda bassett wonderful program to listen too.

2 years ago | [YT] | 0

Carol Lundemo

Thank you!

3 years ago | [YT] | 4

Brooke Jett

I had a FaceTime consultation with Chrissie to discuss my ocd and treatment. She was so nice and amazing just as she is here and in her videos. She’s a great person who definitely had her work cut out for her!

1 year ago | [YT] | 0

Jessi Turner

Yesssssss!!!!

11 months ago | [YT] | 2

M Svk

<3

1 month ago | [YT] | 0

Odalis Diaz

You were great

2 years ago | [YT] | 3

Sam Mullett

She explains it so well 👍👌

2 years ago | [YT] | 0

pizza time

When ever I think about being gay (I am straight. I like guys) but last year I was by a (girl) friends house and we were in here room she wrapped her leg around mine and was rubbing my leg and I started feeling worried and guilty but maybe I liked it just because of the attention. But I also was feeling grional ( I hope I’m spelling that right) but now when ever I am around her think about being scared about being gay. I don’t want to go to hell. Now I’m scared that I’m not even attracted to guys anymore! When I had that experience with my friend I don’t think I liked it. I don’t really remember. But I’m scared that I did and that I’ll go to hell. Whenever I think about that day I feel a burning in my heart and I get so mad at myself for feeling that way and I feel mad at her. Please Reply (I am not trying to hate on gay people. I just don’t want to feel this way)

1 year ago | [YT] | 6


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