Post Partum OCD, or PPOCD, is an OCD sub-type focused on harm coming to, or you harming, your child. In this episode, I talk about this rarely acknowledged form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I discuss the definition of PPOCD, the differences between Post Partum OCD and Post Partum Psychosis, stigma, and treatment (most importantly). Additionally, I read an exposure script! This episode is for mature audiences and listener discretion is advised. It gets… dark.
To give you an idea, my wife began reading the script since I left it up on my computer. She stopped reading after the first few lines and said, “I just couldn’t keep reading.” Anxiety-land isn’t for everyone.
If you want to share your PPOCD story, or have a question about PPOCD, please contact me via the Submit a Question page