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Mental & Emotional Contamination

Intrusive thoughts may feel like they contaminate the things we are doing, such as reading, gaming or going to special events. These things become ‘dirty’.

This is a different experience to physical contamination, the worry of germs and becoming ill.

Mental contamination, sometimes called emotional contamination, refers to the belief that thoughts can affect other aspects of our lives, or give a feeling of internal dirtiness.

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Time OCD

I have had a problem with time-contamination. Intrusive thoughts coming at the wrong time and subsequently ruining that day, month or year. 

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