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can anyone tell me what can help me forget this recurring, irrational and paranoid thought?

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Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Forget?: You may not be able to forget, but you can counter it. Focusing on what is really happening now and whether your irrationally looking at the present moment helps to counter these thoughts.

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