Behavioral Checking (Overt Checking)
Many examples of compulsive checking rituals in OCD involve direct inspection of a target stimulus by sight, sound, or feel.
Common OCD checking behaviors include relocking doors, visually examining the position of one’s parking brake, or holding one’s hands above stove burners in order to detect warmth.
Behavioral checking is often … (read more)
Compulsive checking often begins innocently enough. One check here, two checks there…
But OCD’s greed knows no bounds.
What starts out as a simple check “just to make sure” eventually spirals into disabling OCD doubt that can come to predominate innumerable situations and scenarios.
Checking behaviors often emerge in situations in which “being irresponsible” might … (read more)
“Hit and run” OCD involves the fear of accidentally hitting a pedestrian while driving. In most cases of hit-and-run obsessive-compulsive disorder, fears focus on unintentionally killing, injuring, or maiming a victim. Other individuals worry about causing car accidents or causing other vehicles to swerve and hit pedestrians.
Fear of Driving
Hit-and-run OCD, or motor … (read more)