Relationship Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (ROCD)

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We have already seen, in other posts that I have published on this site, that significant and protracted childhood trauma can put the individual who suffers it at higher risk of developing various psychiatric problems later on in life, including obsessive-compulsive disorder.¬† In this particular article, however, I will concentrate upon a variant of obsessive-compulsive …

Idealization Of Others : A Defense Mechanism Stemming From Childhood Trauma

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Within the discipline of psychology, there exists a concept known as ‘splitting’.¬†Splitting refers to a false perception of seeing others as either ‘all good’ or ‘all bad’. During childhood, this is normal. However, it can persist into adulthood, operating as a psychological defence mechanism, which prevents us from taking a more realistic, considered and complex …

Obsessive Love Resulting From Dysfunctional Childhood.

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POSSIBLE CAUSES OF OBSESSIVE LOVE Individuals who fall victim to feelings of obsessive love tend to focus these feelings on a person who is obviously UNAVAILABLE (e.g. has a different sexual orientation or is in a happy and devoted relationship with someone else). This means the object of obsessive love is likely to be, at …

Childhood Trauma and Obsessive Love Disorder

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    Obsessions are a symptom of an underlying anxiety disorder and materialize as a result of great stress such as severe emotional injury during childhood. In order to escape a world of intolerable psychological pain and other mental health problems, the person suffering from obsessive love disorder escapes into a world of fantasy and …