Scrupulosity is a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) that involves religious or moral obsessions. People suffering from this form of OCD are overly concerned that something they did or thought about might be a sin or violation of their religious or moral beliefs.
The scrupulous person may be up obsessed with some of the following:
Death, going to Hell, morality, loss of impulse control, punishment from God, feeling as if they have committed a sin.
Compulsive rituals with religious OCD may include things like: self-sacrifice, feeling overly guilt ridden, performing purifying rituals, excessive trips to confession, speaking to the clergy. Mental compulsions often include excessive prayer or reading of scriptures, imagining secret images or phrases, repeating passages from scripture, bartering with God. Scrupulosity can be treated like any other form of OCD by a practitioner such as Dr. Hank Srednicki who understands how to distinguish this from typical religious values and practices