About Sexual Orientation OCD
Sexual Orientation OCD (SOCD) is a type of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) that is characterized by intrusive thoughts and doubts about one’s sexual orientation. People with SOCD may experience persistent worries that they are not heterosexual, or that they are not attracted to the gender they identify with. These worries can cause significant distress and interfere with daily life. Fortunately, there are effective treatments available for SOCD, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and medication. With the right help, people with SOCD can learn to manage their symptoms and lead a healthy, fulfilling life.