How do you know if you’re in denial? Signs of Denial
You refuse to talk about the problem. You find ways to justify your behavior. You blame other people or outside forces for causing the problem. You persist in a behavior despite negative consequences.
How can you tell if you have HOCD? Typical HOCD symptoms include:
Currently suffering from OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) Recurring unwanted or intrusive thoughts about your own sexuality. Constantly reassuring yourself that you are straight. Avoiding people of your same gender due to anxiety or unwanted fears that you might be gay.
How do I get rid of HOCD? HOCD is treated in much the same way as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). In general, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based therapy is used to help the person reduce their response to their thoughts and help them deal with their obsessions.
Is HOCD curable? A therapist who is familiar with the condition will also understand that HOCD is not something that can be cured through reasoning and talk therapy because there is no underlying homosexuality to uncover. Instead, treatment for HOCD should involve the same therapies clinicians use when treating classic OCD.