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A 20-year-old male asked:

What is the difference between healthy(positive) and unhealthy(negative) obsession.

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Any excessive: thinking (obsession) or behaviors (compulsions) that interfere w/function or comfort in life could be considered negative. "Positive addictions" is a term coined by Wm. Glasser, MD, and has to do w/behaviors we enjoy that are non competitive (even w/oneself). These can include, running, sports, paying an instrument, etc. Peace and good health.

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