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Anxiety and racing thoughts--treatment?

Anxiety and racing thoughts--treatment?

Diagnose cause first: Anxiety and racing thoughts can be psychological or physical in origin. The symptoms could be part of hyperthyroidism or other medical issues. If you have no history of anxiety or depression, include your primary care physician in the evaluation to rule out medical causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Missid Ghanem
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Racing Mind (Definition)

Racing mind is a symptom in which a person's thoughts move very fast, often jumping from one subject to another. It can be due to a psychiatric illness, drug abuse, ...Read more


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What are some treatment options to deal with racing thoughts?

What are some treatment options to deal with racing thoughts?

Racing thoughts: When treating a symptom, it is best to explore the etiology of the symptom & treat that. Racing thoughts can be symptomatic of a mood disorder, drugs/medications, or a physical problem. Consult your pcp for workup first. ...Read more

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What's an effective treatment for a racing mind?

What's an effective treatment for a racing mind?

Depends on the cause: A racing mind can arise from many causes, such as drugs, major mood swings, thoughts that are disconnected from reality and more commonly, worrying a lot. If racing thoughts are causing problems for you, request an evaluation by a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How do I stop racing thoughts all the time?

How do I stop racing thoughts all the time?

First listen...: Mindfulness meditation & relaxation training ... Quietly pay attention to your thoughts & listen for any specific theme that may be communicated to you... Listen for any emotional feel of it all... If severe, consult with your doctor, a psychiatrist or psychologist and they'll help you explore any underlying issues as well as options. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do you do when your mind has racing thoughts?

What do you do when your mind has racing thoughts?

Anxiety relief: We all get over-wound with stress sometimes, and gentle, soothing self-care can help a lot. Too much caffeine, nicotine & processed sugary foods, and not enough exercise, sunlight, sleep & quiet time to take care of ourselves can all trigger anxiety. Try listening to music you love or playing a video game to engage other parts of your brain. If none of this works, ask your family doc for help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if migraines can cause racing thoughts?

Can you tell me if migraines can cause racing thoughts?

Physical symptoms: Can get the mind to wonder and worry over what may be wrong and if the symptoms will interfere w/future plans and events. If you obsess outside of migraine time please see your doc. If you have not been treated for your headaches please see him/her also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Could meditation help control racing thoughts and worrying?

Could meditation help control racing thoughts and worrying?

Possibly: Most meditation doesn't seek to "control" or change your thoughts. Instead, you practice compassionately observing various foci of attention such as breath, body sensation, emotions, sounds, thoughts, etc. Through your direct experience you discover that you are not your thoughts, worries, emotions, etc -- but instead, you're the observer of those. With practice, worries do often dissipate. ...Read more

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Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

No!: Galactosemia cannot be cured. But, you can take steps to prevent or minimize galactosemia symptoms and complications. The treatment is the strict avoidance of all sources of galactose. The most common source is lactose, which is the milk sugar that breaks down to galactose and glucose. Avoid: milk or milk by-products, fermented soy products, legumes, organ meats, & hydrolyzed protein. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

GERD treatments: Lifestyle changes such as avoiding trigger foods, caffeine, chocolate, tomato sauces. Weight loss. Tilting beds up with blocks underneath, avoiding tight clothes, etc. ...Read more