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what can i do to stop my obsessions?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Psychotherapy?: Disturbing or bothersome obsessions or obsessive compulsive disorder can be treated with psychotherapy and or medication. Talk with your doctor.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

Can "pure obsessions" betreated?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: A psychotherapist can help people with obsessions.
CA
A 25-year-old member asked:

I realize guys become infatuated with girls but does this obsession happen as often with girls?

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Dr. Randall Bock
Specializes in General Practice
No: Yes, it happens, but no, not as often. Nature's "vector" is such that males pursue females. Obviously there is mutual attraction, but women do much more and have much more interest in exaggerating that attraction (makeup, hairstyles, clothing).
A 38-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between an obsession and liking someone a lot?

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Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Degree and Impact: There is a fine line between liking someone a lot and an obsession. When the time you spend becomes excessive, it interferes with other things you need to accomplish, then you begin to cross over the line from a lot to obsession. It is the amount of time and the negative impact the thinking results in that defines an obsession.
Carencro, LA
A 18-year-old female asked:

My competitiveness is affecting my life. I have an obsession with perfection. How can I stop my obsessing over every imperfection and simply live?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Obsession : Many people strive to be the best that they can be. You should be able to deal with not being perfect every time. If you have a problem with this there may be something that can be done to help. Recommend to speak with your doctor for treatment or referral. Counseling and/or meds may help.
A 35-year-old member asked:

I have an obsession with wet sponges. How do I stop this?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Psychiatric consult: Since we don't know all that goes into your obsession with wet sponges, i suggest you see a psychiatrist for evaluation and recommendations. You could have a form of obsessive compulsive disorder, and this can be treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medications as needed. You'd have opportunity to discuss these issues in detail so you get the appropriate help. Best wishes.

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