More on Pure-O Dr. Seay brings attention to a barrier to successful treatment for Pure-O.  For those with Pure-O, while many of the compulsions done are not observable behaviors, he discusses the value of identifying the mental rituals that accompany obsessions.  It is vital to address these rituals and incorporate them into the response prevention … Continue reading

Article about Pure-O in Psychology Today This is an interesting article in Psychology Today that helps bring public awareness to Pure-O, the less known form of OCD. The author helps conceptualize how compulsions, in the form of “covert rituals” are also typically present in those with Pure-O.

Pure-O Article from the Guardian (UK) This is a must-read article about a person’s struggle with purely obsessional OCD (intrusive thoughts, HOCD) and the process of treatment.

Video by Dr. Phillipson: The Treatment of the Pure Obsessional and other Matters

Video by Dr. Phillipson The Treatment of the Pure Obsessional and Other Matters: An evening with Dr. Steven Phillipson A rarely discussed and minimally researched form of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) involves persons who engage in elaborate problem-solving rituals almost exclusively in their own mind (the Pure-O). These persons typically become aware of an intrusive and … Continue reading

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