A recent episode of NPR’s new podcast, Invisibilia shed light on a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder that’s rarely talked about: One that involves intrusive thoughts about harming others.
The show’s hosts, Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller interviewed an unidentified man who, after watching the violent Brazilian drama, City Of God, developed obsessive thoughts about killing his wife, explaining:
[In the movie] the gangs would go, and they’d fight amongst each other and kill each other. And there was a lot of pretty graphic violence. And about midway through the movie, I started getting just inundated with violent thoughts. What if I were to brutally stab someone or shoot someone or harm my wife?
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