A member asked:

I have ptsd, jme, bipolar ii (did have adhd) . i have had sexual intrusive thoughts for as long as i can remember. is it normal?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Abnormal thoughts: With those diagnoses thoughts can be all over the place. If you cannot control or you are fearful then please seek help.

Answered 9/20/2013

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Dr. Shaayestah Merchant answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Not uncommon: One of the symptoms of ptsd is involuntary, intrusive thoughts. Many survivors of trauma have this experience. While intrusive thoughts are a common response to trauma they can be extremely difficult to live with. Please seek a psychologist who is experienced in the treatment of trauma. They could help you process your trauma and give you tools to help with your symptoms. Emdr could help too.

Answered 5/29/2016

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Dr. Judith Tellerman answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

INTRUSIVE THOUGHTS: It is hard to reveal sexual thoughts to your Dr. for help with PTSD & Anxiety - consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy to help you with ZOOM sessions, a Psychiatrist for medication & a PCP for a physical exam to rule out illness. Your fears and anxiety could be heightened because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Stay safe, cautious & hold on to hopefulness to elevate your immune system.

Answered 12/12/2020

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