To get to the base of it, that really is the definition of an obsession, an intrusive and inappropriate thought, impulse, or image. Intrusive, as applied to OCD, basically means that the thought, impulse, or image occurs when you really do not want it to. Therefore, these thoughts, impulses, or images are occurring because you have OCD. It is similar to having muscle pain because you have a pulled muscle. The reason for the pain is the pulled muscle, and until that pulled muscle is repaired or allowed to heal, there will be pain. Similarly, until you get some treatment for your OCD, you will experience the unwanted thoughts, impulses, or images because the nature of OCD is to cause unwanted thoughts, images, or impulses.
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