Religion and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Religions connection to mental illness...

Submitted: July 20, 2019

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Some source material for this article comes from the Child Mind Institute.

My niece was recently diagnosed with OCD, a mental disorder I had no understanding of until now.

What is religious OCD? Sometimes called 'scrupulosity' the meaning is of moral misgiving or pang of conscience. In religious OCD, a person becomes troubled with what is taught through religion. Conflict arises causing persistant worry, doubt and fear. What is being felt and experienced is disturbing, not comforting or consoling. 

OCD involves a need to control what cannot be controled, a continuing state of worry of what might cause harm. Thiscan lead to over concern, resulting in repetitive thoughts and actions which can cause a mental disconnect in extreme cases. Religion has a direct psychological connection to OCD.


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