Experiencing harm OCD can be frightening. People often think because they have intrusive thoughts about harming or abusing others, this means they must really want to do this. They might believe that because of these thoughts they are a terrible person. Yet this is not the case! Most people experiencing harm OCD have intrusive thoughts that are completely opposite of their character, which makes having these thoughts all the more distressing. Engaging in Exposure and Response Prevention therapy is the best form of treatment to help individuals gain their life back and reduce anxiety provoking, unwanted thoughts.