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What is Moral Scrupulosity OCD? Signs to watch out for

Published on Oct 15, 2023 02:38 PM IST
  • From being afraid of death to the fear of not abiding by morals, here are a few signs of Moral Scrupulosity OCD that we should know of.
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Obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD is a mental condition where a person feels compelled to do things repeatedly. Some of the symptoms of OCD are fear of losing control, fear of contamination or diet and the compulsion of things being placed in an order. Moral Scrupulosity OCD is a sub-type of OCD where a person faces obsessions related to religion and morals. "Someone with this type of OCD might be in constant fear that they’ll do something unethical or something that goes against their religion," wrote Therapist Maythal Eshaghian. Here are a few signs of Moral Scrupulosity OCD that we should be aware of.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 15, 2023 02:38 PM IST

Obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD is a mental condition where a person feels compelled to do things repeatedly. Some of the symptoms of OCD are fear of losing control, fear of contamination or diet and the compulsion of things being placed in an order. Moral Scrupulosity OCD is a sub-type of OCD where a person faces obsessions related to religion and morals. "Someone with this type of OCD might be in constant fear that they’ll do something unethical or something that goes against their religion," wrote Therapist Maythal Eshaghian. Here are a few signs of Moral Scrupulosity OCD that we should be aware of.(Unsplash)

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A person with Moral Scrupulosity OCD has a repetitive cleaning and purifying rituals, be it at home or outside. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 15, 2023 02:38 PM IST

A person with Moral Scrupulosity OCD has a repetitive cleaning and purifying rituals, be it at home or outside. (Unsplash)

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They constantly fear that they are breaking rules stated in their religion or their belief system. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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They constantly fear that they are breaking rules stated in their religion or their belief system. (Unsplash)

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They are also grappled by the fear of pain and fear of death, as a result of not abiding by their morals and ethics. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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They are also grappled by the fear of pain and fear of death, as a result of not abiding by their morals and ethics. (Unsplash)

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They are constantly making agreements with their god or their highest power of belief regarding things their lives. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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They are constantly making agreements with their god or their highest power of belief regarding things their lives. (Unsplash)

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They fear going to hell, and hence, are always constantly praying. "It’s normal to want to be a good person and, if you are religious, have a good relationship with God. However, OCD will make you doubt everything," wrote Maythal Eshaghian.  (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 15, 2023 02:38 PM IST

They fear going to hell, and hence, are always constantly praying. "It’s normal to want to be a good person and, if you are religious, have a good relationship with God. However, OCD will make you doubt everything," wrote Maythal Eshaghian.  (Unsplash)

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