.a year ago, i would have said that homosexual ocd isn't very common. but since the beginning of this year, i've begun having more and more clients consulting me for HOCD. perhaps people have become more aware about it by researching about their symptoms on the net and then finding their way into the chatrooms or forums on HOCD.
. HOCD is also known as "gay ocd" or "sexual orientation ocd." it is a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder which is characterized by doubts about one's sexual identity.
no, people with HOCD are NOT gay. they harbor NO sexual attraction towards persons of the same sex and yet, they are constantly barraged by thoughts that they are gay, or may become one. because of the onslaught of these intrusive thoughts, people with HOCD experience a disturbing and debilitating mix of insecurity, confusion, anxiety, frustration, and depression.
. like other forms of ocd, there is hope and help for people suffering from HOCD. it is best managed or resolved with a treatment package consisting of anti-ocd medication, psychotherapy, stress management techniques, relaxation techniques, and wellness therapies.