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Is think about hurting others just obsession?

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Not 'just' obsession: Such thoughts could be an obsession if they're frequent and hard to shake. Along with other thoughts or compulsive behaviors, they could be part of obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd). But not necessarily. And thoughts about hurting others can be potentially dangerous, and/or reflect great anger. If this happens a lot or is scary, the person should consult a mental health professional.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
See U PCP: Thinking of hurting others can be very dangerous and u need to see your PCP for evaluation and based on his finding and how serious these thoughts , he may refer u to the hospital for med. And therapy.

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