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Sensorimotor OCD

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I have sensorimotor OCD where I consciously think about my blinking. It is absolutely destroying my whole life. It causes me to pause my thinking hundreds if not thousands of times per day in order to blink. I need as much help as I can. I’ve struggled to find much information on this topic via research. I need more information on this issue and how to solve it. It would change my life forever if I could solve this.

Sensorimotor OCD

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Thank you for your question. There is a treatment for this type of OCD. Here is an article about Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) that can give you the basics. I would use the “Find help” tab at the top of this page to find someone in your area that specializes in this type of OCD treatment.

Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Sensorimotor OCD

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Sensorimotor OCD. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 23, 2019, from
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