229-230: Understanding Scrupulosity Within the LDS Church
January 22, 2011
Today we interview an LDS man who suffered from a psychological disorder known as Scrupulosity — which is defined as religious- or moral-based Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD affects millions of people around the world, and Scrupulosity is a particularly interesting and challenging manifestation of the disorder — often found in higher concentrations among highly religious populations (Catholics, Jews, Muslims alike).
In this 2-part interview we learn, in detail, about this man’s struggle with Scrupulosity which developed during his teen years, and peaked while serving his LDS mission. We also discuss how he was able to get help for the disorder, and finally get better.