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A 31-year-old female asked:

I feel very obsessive lately about this older man and i get depressed when i can't see him. i'm going to tell my doctor. how should i stop obsessing?

3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Seth Kunen
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Need more info: Not sure what you mean by obsessive. Do you mean possessive? Do you think about him to such an extent that it interferes with your life? Do you have a relationship with him? How much older is older? Is he married? Do you get jealous if he talks to others? When you say doctor, do you mean a therapist or a primary care doc? Talking with a therapist could be helpful. Good luck!
Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
How about a book?: There may be other issues regarding why you may be obsessing, like issues related to a father figure based on your childhood. That may take some time to work thru with a therapist. Meanwhile, check out the book: stop obsessing by edna foa and good luck.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Obsessed: Not sure what your age is and how this man is related to you, but I am sure your doctor can help you sort it out.

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