2. Fear of Harming Others
The life and thought patterns of an OCD patient is also characterized by certain fears. Again, all of us experience some sort of worry or fear at some point in our lives. Parents, especially, may worry about a thousand different things happening to their children during the day. However, the fears of an OCD patient are highly disturbing, even if they’re mostly fantastical.
One fear that many OCD sufferers can’t seem to shake is that of harming others. They could spend hours worrying about and creating mental scenarios where they’ve harmed the ones they love. They would be genuinely terrified of going mad and hurting their friends or even their children.
This fear would generally keep them from leading life in a normal manner. Needless to say, it may also prevent them from sleeping at night. This would cause certain health issues and aggravate the situation.
fear of deliberately harming yourself or others – for example, fear you may attack someone else, such as your children.