Ocd online dating
According to the study, heavy doubts can present themselves under circumstances where no real or rational basis exists, such as with a partner who really does love their mate.
“These relationships can often repeatedly break up and reunite multiple times a week,” said Steven Brodsky, a psychologist and clinical director at the OCD and Panic Center of New York and New Jersey, adding the condition can sometimes present itself as almost a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Study author and neuroscientist Baland Jalal said: 'Watching a video of someone washing their hands might be enough to reduce the urge to perform the action in real life.
Patients even dictated how the researcher should clean their hands, telling them to wash more on one side.
The findings, led by Cambridge University scientists, could lead to video-based apps designed solely for sufferers.
If proven in further trials, the technique could help to combat other strange OCD impulses, such as repeatedly pulling hair.
It is one of the most common psychiatric conditions, affecting 3.3 million people in the US and 750,000 people in the UK.
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