Is there some disorder for having sadistic images streaming through your mind? I can't describe exactly what I'm seeing because it's too graphic and disturbing to post here, but think that this is what I'm seeing everyday. This morning I woke up, and for an hour I kept seeing the same thing. It's to the point where I'm seeing them in public and it's affecting me physically. I'll start twitching, cringing, frowning, and even crying as if I'm actually feeling the pain that I'm seeing. Why is this happening to me? Also, when I was an adolescent I was exposed to lots of violence and disturbing images, and after 9/11 it just got worse. Even before my adolescence in my childhood I had somewhat of a psychopathic trait. College distracted me for a while because I was drinking and doing perception-altering narcotics, or was busy studying or in an extracurricular activity. I've been out of school for two years, and only in the past six months or so have I started having these visions, and over the past couple of weeks they've gotten out of my control. And this is in addition to what's already wrong with me. Does anyone know if this problem has a classification?