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how can you forget an obsession?

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Dr. Patrick Tapia
Psychiatry 13 years experience
Therapy: Although you may improve spontaneously chances are you need help managing this symptom with cognitive behavioral therapy. There are some medications that would be a consideration as well depending on your severity and capacity to tolerate pharmacotherapy. There is help and you are not alone. Stay safe!

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What happens if I forget to take my inh pill?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
How often?: Skip it once, probably not much. Skip it more often and the tuberculosis germ can become resistant to the inh, makes it worse for you (won't kill it off), and for the rest of us (development of multiple drug resistant tuberculosis). It is a real public health problem. You must take your meds.
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A 27-year-old member asked:

Is it normal that I have trouble remembering my manic periods?

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Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 24 years experience
It is common: It is very common to have trouble recalling details when one is very ill with mania. The ability to attend or pay attention is impaired when one is manic. If you don't attend in the first place, it is not possible to recall later.
A 31-year-old member asked:

I tend to forget things at work. Could something be wrong with my mental health?

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Dr. Mounir Belcadi
Specializes in Psychiatry
More questions: Well there is a need to get more answers from you before getting to the bottom of the problem... Is this a new concern, has it gotten worse lately or do you remember ( no pun intended ) dealing with memory issues since you were little? Better to bring this up to your pcp or psychiatrist if you have one.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

I'm literally addicted to harry potter. How do I stop this obsession without forgetting the series completely?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Addiction vs compuls: Addiction is different from compulsion. Any habit if it is not serving you is a problem. But if you are able to do your normal activity and not interfere with your lifestyle is not a problem. If you think there is a problem maybe you just need to create boundary. So tell yourself what one specific think you are neglecting by doing this and add this factor into your life to feel less guilty.
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A 23-year-old male asked:

I am suffering from ocd (predominant obsession),so i cant able to study with full concentration , sometimes i forget the gear of my bike while driving?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
A mental health: Professional needs to diagnose ocd. Symptoms may include a fear that something bad is going to happen if you don't, e.g., move a certain way, say certain words, count things, re-check again, etc. Psychological and/or medical help can be effective. Peace and good health. Please see a mental health professional who specializes in OCD. nOCD is an app for some self-help.

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