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can overactive imagination disorder actually exist?

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
No : Dear sfahl5, there is no such thing as overactive imagination disorder, at least not in the dsm categories. An active imagination is at times a blessing & a curse. Usually i see it as a blessing, since creativity is an asset & can be used as a tool in therapy. If your imagination is frightening you, find a therapist & talk about the fantasies. Thoughts & fantasies do not make things happen.
Answered on Nov 8, 2018
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
An "overactive imagination" can also make for some pretty creative worries, though.
Jul 15, 2013

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