I have had really bad intrusive thoughts for as long as I can remember, but only recently have I actually told anybody about it. I have a son who is nearly seven weeks old, and I find myself trying to distance myself from him in order to prevent my doing any of the things that I'm thinking about. I don't wish to share these thoughts in detail; they involve all sorts of abuse up to and including homicide and I'm sure that nobody really wants to read about that.
My GP knows about this so I don't need you to tell me to seek professional help. The point of this thread is not so much me seeking support, but rather a curiosity; according to one psychologist and this Wikipedia article, most people experience intrusive thoughts, but most people do not dwell on them like I do.
So, what I'd like to know is if you have any intrusive thoughts (as described in the Wikipedia article) and how well you deal with them.
I'm also aware that I could have some form of OCD, so I don't need you to point that out (I'm not looking for a diagnosis, here), although if you have been diagnosed with OCD, you could say so.