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A 29-year-old female asked:

What are some ways i can stop obsessing about things that stress me out? i've tried distraction and breathing. any self talk ideas i could try?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Be seen: This obsessing about things may actually be a type of anxiety disorder that can be treated effectively with psychotherapy and possibly medications if needed. It sounds like you've been struggling with this on your own for awhile, but help is really available -- and may be a great relief to you. Ask your doctor about referrals to experienced therapists and/or psychiatrists. Good luck to you!

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