Existential obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a subtype of OCD characterized by ongoing intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors related to a preoccupation with philosophical questions about life and existence. Anyone can be curious about the nature of reality, but for people with existential OCD, these thoughts are not primarily a source of curiosity or interest but rather intense anxiety.
What can cause an existential crisis? A therapist’s view
Fear of death: Is it OCD, thanatophobia, or something else?
Fears about being adopted in OCD
Fear of depersonalization
Fears about reincarnation
Fears related to dreams
Fears about the afterlife