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Thought intruders

Photo by: https://www.flickr.com/photos/peterharding/This week I wanted to push people down the escalator at London Bridge station on more than one occasion. I also had strong images of punching a man in the face who kept pushing his backpack into my legs on the 06.54 train from East Dulwich. The trains can be grim when they are especially crowded, but I have never actually punched anyone in the face, nor pushed anyone down the escalator. I have had these intrusive thoughts before though, just like about 80-90% of the non-clinical population (summarised nicely by Clark, 2005). Continue reading