Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy for Patients Suffering from an Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
As soon as he mentioned the trip, I became very interested to hear all about his plans, but when I heard that he was inviting me to go along, I felt anxious all of a sudden. Actually, that is not absolutely correct because I also felt very thrilled at the thought of accompanying him, but my anxiety increased, I became panicky, and I started to have doubts. Questions came to my mind: “Is he good enough for me?” “Would I be happy with him?” “Will I get bored?” “Would I become attracted to someone else?” “Would I want to have sex with someone else?” “Is he as good a lover as I think?” I went on thinking all these thoughts and my doubts increased. I felt paralyzed. Although I know that all these questions were absurd, because I like Bill and we are thinking of living together, nevertheless I could not get rid of these repetitive thoughts from my mind. In addition, I find myself doing ridiculous acts such as knocking on wood many times. What is so silly about it is the need to knock on wood extra times. I know that I love him; yet I go on performing these foolish acts, and I keep on thinking these idiotic thoughts.
KeywordsRepetitive Thought Business Trip Beth Israel Hospital Psychological Conflict Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
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