posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 04:09 PM
reply to post by LifeIsEnergy
Intrusive thoughts are unwelcome involuntary thoughts, images, or unpleasant ideas that may become obsessions, are upsetting or distressing, and can
be difficult to manage or eliminate. Most people experience these thoughts. When they are associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD),
depression, and sometimes attention-deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), they may become paralyzing, anxiety-provoking, or persistent. Intrusive
thoughts may also be associated with episodic memory, unwanted worries or memories from OCD, posttraumatic stress disorder, other anxiety
disorders, eating disorders, or psychosis. According to Lee Baer (a specialist at the OCD clinic of Massachusetts General Hospital), intrusive
thoughts, urges, and images are of inappropriate things at inappropriate times, usually falling into three categories: "inappropriate aggressive
thoughts, inappropriate sexual thoughts, or blasphemous religious thoughts".[
Inappropriate aggressive thoughts
Intrusive thoughts may involve violent obsessions about hurting others or themselves. They can include such thoughts as harming an innocent child,
jumping from a bridge, mountain or the top of a tall building, urges to jump in front of a train or automobile, and urges to push another in front of
a train or automobile. Rachman's survey of healthy college students found that virtually all of them had intrusive thoughts from time to time,
Causing harm to elderly people
Imagining or wishing harm upon someone close to one's self
Impulses to violently attack, hit, harm or kill a person, small child, or animal
Impulses to shout at or abuse someone, or attack and violently punish someone, or say something rude, inappropriate, nasty or violent to someone.
These thoughts are part of being human, and need not ruin the quality of life. Treatment is available when the thoughts are associated with OCD and
become persistent, severe, or distressing.
Sorry to use Wikipedia.
Just to clarify I'm not trying to take away from the message of the OP.