Scrupulosity is the religious form of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in which individuals are plagued with obsessions surrounding religion/spirituality and morals. This may include obsessions about sin, offending God, religious or moral failings, and punishment. They are burdened with worry about whether something is ‘the right thing to do’ even in trivial matters, and often perform compulsions including repetitive prayer, confessions, and avoidance. These individuals often fear that sin will result in punishment or unbearable guilt. So they may try to do compulsions around their religion to avoid consequences such as repetitive prayer, confessions, reassurance-seeking, and avoidance.
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