When rituals need to be repeated over and over to avoid perceived negative outcomes and this pattern begins to rule someone’s life, it causes more anxiety than it relieves. At this point, the superstitious behavior psychology can be, and often is, a form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Straight people who suffer from HOCD spend countless hours wondering if they could really be gay or could suddenly become gay.
Obsessive and Intrusive Thoughts Often Increase After Shooting Tragedies Says South Florida Mental Health Expert
In the wake of the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado, and the Sikh temple shooting near Milwaukee, it’s easy for victims of obsessive and intrusive thoughts to wonder if they could follow that same path.