About Religious OCD / Scrupulosity
Religious OCD, also known as scrupulosity, is a type of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) that is characterized by intrusive thoughts and behaviors related to religion and morality. People with Religious OCD may experience extreme anxiety and guilt when engaging in religious activities, such as praying or reading religious texts. They may also have difficulty trusting their own beliefs and feelings, and may be overly concerned with making sure they are following religious rules and regulations. Treatment for Religious OCD / Scrupulosity typically involves Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). CBT helps individuals to identify and challenge their irrational beliefs, while ERP helps them to gradually confront their fears and learn to tolerate the anxiety associated with them. With the right treatment, individuals can learn to manage their symptoms and live a more fulfilling life.