PLEASE NOTE - We did not name this condition and we do not recognise t as a separate disorder.
Did you know Pure O can be removed completely in less than a couple of days?
Pure O is NOT what you think it is.
Believe me, I know what it's like to experience these sort of thoughts!
I had Pure O from aged 10 till I was 26 and truly thought I was 'going mad'. The thoughts haunted me day and if I woke in the night.
They'd return as soon I was awake causing massive anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia, health anxiety and other manifestations of my disorder.
I recovered in 1996 and have since helped hundreds of thousands to understand the REAL science and overcome their disorders completely.
The most common Pure O thoughts are:
Aggressive - Harming others or yourself
Sexual - Homosexual, aggressive sexual acts, perverse acts, incest (sex with relatives), pedophilia, masturbation and more
Religious - Extreme beliefs, obsessing about god or existence, thoughts about the devil and more
Health - Overwhelming obsessions about health, disease, death, physical self etc.
Other risks - Natural disasters, war, terrorism etc.
Existentialist - Constantly focusing on existence and reality itself
I thought I was going crazy as I stood next to people, including family members, having these vile thoughts that made me feel scared and concerned for myself and everyone around me.
Pure O is overwhelming and disturbing. It causes isolation and massive frustration because, it seems, that no matter what you try, nothing works.
Why was I thinking such things?
Because of the core anxiety that drove these inappropriate, anxious risk assessments.
Yes, Pure O and OCD are the same condition.
The only difference between any OCD based condition is the subject matter on which the person focuses.
OCD sufferers focus on subject matter that psychology decided (but who knows why), would belong to the OCD category. These are subjects such as contamination, switching, checking and hoarding.
Pure O focuses people on matters such as sexuality, aggression, homosexuality etc. This doesn't make Pure O any different from OCD despite what psychology will tell you.
NO - Absolutely NOT
Pure O focuses you on what WON'T happen, not what will.
That's how risk assessments work. Risk assessments never produce positive outcomes, they are there to focus you on the WORST case scenario.
So whatever your thoughts are about, if you have Pure O or an anxiety disorder, they are NOT about truth - they oppose your core truth.
If you are having murderous thoughts - You're not a murderer
If you are having homosexual thoughts - You're not homosexual (IF YOU HAVE PURE O)
Do you see the pattern? It's actually very simple.
Pure O sufferers often experience a group of other symptoms.
These are symptoms of the core anxiety condition and not of a separate disorder. You cannot experience OCD or Pure O unless you have elevated anxiety - they work together to produce your condition.
These (below) are the most common symptoms that PureO sufferers often experience alongside their inappropriate thoughts... it's not an exhaustive list; it includes the more common symptoms.
You may or may not experience some of these; the amount you suffer from or the severity of your symptoms is not an indicator of the severity of your disorder.
Whether you experience one or all of these, you have an anxiety disorder and it needs to be addressed and removed in order to free you from your condition.
Smothering sensations and shortness of breath
Racing heart, slow heart beat, palpitations
Globus Hystericus - 'Lump in throat' and difficulty swallowing
Blanching (colour loss in the skin)
Excessive Perspiration (sweating)
Shaking or shivering (visibly or internally)
Pain or numbness in the head, face, arms, neck or shoulders
Rapid gastric emptying
Indigestion, heartburn, constipation and diarrhoea
Symptoms of urinary tract infection
Increased need to urinate
Weakness/tingling in arms, hands or feet
'Electric shock' feelings (anywhere in the body)
Fears of going mad or losing control
Increased depression and suicidal feelings
Symptoms like 'flu'
Headaches and feelings of having a 'tight band around head'
'Creeping' or 'pins and needles' sensations in the skin
Increased sensitivity to light, sound, touch, and smell
Dramatic increase in sexual feelings
Pain in the face or jaw (resembling toothache)
Derealisation and Depersonalisation
OCD - Obsessive thoughts and compulsions
Pure O - Inappropriate/strange thoughts