Our expert says:
This is probably an expression of an Obsessive personality, rather than OCD, and could probably be helped by CBT. cv's idea is a sound one --- as with other obsessions, if you confront them directly and try hard NOT to think them, they tend to get stronger and more sticky ( it's like asking anyone to try hard NOT to think of a white bear --- as soon as we start trying not to, that darn white bear pops up in our mind ! ) --- but using a competing thought, especially, as cv siggests, one that is pleasant and attractive, can often help.
I'm not sure whether this happens mainly with bad thoughts, or if its mainly when it does, that we notice it.
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