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I have aspergers. Are there any herbs for clearing my racing thoughts?

I have aspergers. Are there any herbs for clearing my racing thoughts?

No: I would see a psychiatrist who is familiar with asperger's who can then provide you with the best options for managing the racing thoughts. ...Read more

Dr. Missid Ghanem
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Racing Mind (Definition)

This is the patient whose mind cannot turn off at night in order to sleep. He/she cannot stop agonizing about past/present/future things, and leaps from one to the other ...Read more


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Are racing thoughts a symptom of aspergers/high functioning autism? What should I do?

Are racing thoughts a symptom of aspergers/high functioning autism? What should I do?

Seek evaluation: Racing thoughts is most commonly associated with bipolar disorder -a serious mood problem. I would recommend consulting a psychiatrist .It would also be wise to clean up your diet -consider the feingold diet.Also use of essential fatty acids is a good choice-fish oil. ...Read more

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What are considered racing thoughts?

The DSM V says...: its "A state in which the mind uncontrollably brings up random thoughts and memories and switches between them very quickly. Sometimes the thoughts are related, with one thought leading to another, other times they are completely random. A person experiencing an episode of racing thoughts has no control over them and is unable to focus on a single topic or to sleep." ...Read more

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How would you consider as "racing thoughts"?

How would you consider as "racing thoughts"?

What can help: It is best to seek professional treatment since these symptoms can be part of many psychological conditions. Perhaps depression or anxiety or another diagnosis. You may need to change certain simple habits or get counseling or try medication. ...Read more

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Can Hydroxyzine help stop racing thoughts?

Can Hydroxyzine help stop racing thoughts?

Hydroxyzine effects: I understand your concern. Racing thoughts can be overwhelming, affect clarity of mind, affect concentration on specific tasks and affect functioning. They can be symptom of Anxiety. Hydroxyzine reduces activity in the central nervous system. It can decrease racing thoughts, not stop racing thoughts. See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, side effects of medications, dose; and Therapy for stress. ...Read more

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How can I calm my racing thoughts before bed?

How can I calm my racing thoughts before bed?

Sleep hygiene: Do all your brainstorming/"worrying" well in advance of bedtime, say, in the afternoon. Don't leave any stone untouched, when it comes to these thoughts. Make a list of things to do, people to call, decisions to make, etc. In the evening before bed allow yourself to be "off duty." go to bed sleepy or stay up. Good tips here: http://healthysleep.Med.Harvard.Edu/healthy/getting/overcoming/tips. ...Read more

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I am having what I call racing thoughts please help?

I am having what I call racing thoughts please help?

See below: What's the emotional feel of it all? Are u worries about stuff? Any specific themes to ur racing thoughts? Or is ur mind just racing meaninglessly? Try deep breathing, mindfulness relaxation, tapping (the free 2012 tapping world summit is up & running now; google it... U'll be glad u did!) why not talk to therapist; they'll help u r/o some important diagnoses and think of individualized options.Gl. ...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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Can racing thoughts be a sign of late stages of syphillis?

Can racing thoughts be a sign of late stages of syphillis?

Yes: Neurosyphilis (tertiary phase)can present as delirium, mania, paranoia, personality changes, cognitive changes, psychosis or dementia. Symptoms of presenile dementia can include:depression, confusion, memory loss ; impaired judgment. Encephalitis can present in the quaternary phase. ...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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How do I stop racing thoughts at night when I try to sleep?

How do I stop racing thoughts at night when I try to sleep?

Quiet first: Quiet down first. Do something soothing like a bath or shower. Try five minutes of meditation. If that doesn't work, call your doctor. ...Read more

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What are racing thoughts and could it interfere with concentration?

What are racing thoughts and could it interfere with concentration?

Racing thoughts: Racing thoughts are when your mind jumps quickly from idea to idea -- sometimes faster than you can follow them. If you're talking this way also, others may not understand you well, and you could feel impatient. When thoughts speed up this way, it can definitely interfere with concentration. This situation can happen with mania, hypomania, abuse of stimulants, anxiety, and other causes too. ...Read more

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Please tell me, is uncontrolled thoughts / racing thoughts a side effect I should be worried about ?

Please tell me, is uncontrolled thoughts / racing thoughts a side effect I should be worried about ?

A side effect?: it is unclear what you are taking and think may be causing a side effect. Please clarify your question. ...Read more

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If I still have racing thoughts after taking normal dose of Ativan, do I need to take more? Not more than prescribed though

If I still have racing thoughts after taking normal dose of Ativan, do I need to take more? Not more than prescribed though

Maybe: Ativan is a sedative like Valium which calms the mind and feelings of anxiety. It is dose related. So sometimes a higher dose is needed, but with caution. It is habit forming. Racing thoughts can be from anxiety but other things like bipolar or even some Meds. Check it out with your doctor. Ativan treats symptoms. It is not a long term fix. But can be a big help on your way to finding one. ...Read more

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Could racing thoughts affect your memory?

Yes, it is difficult: To concentrate or focus when our thoughts race. Please get an exam by your doc to rule out thyroid condition, medication side effects, etc. After that, a mental health professional can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Any tips for clearing my racing thoughts?

Any tips for clearing my racing thoughts?

Depends...: On severity and how long you've been having them... Meditation & relaxation training are very important across the board... If severe, consult with your doctor, a psychiatrist or psychologist and they'll help you explore the underlying issues as well as your options. Good luck! ...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's the best way to calm racing thoughts?

What's the best way to calm racing thoughts?

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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Could racing thoughts feel scary and demonic?

Seek help.: If you have racing thoughts that you believe are scary or demonic, you should seek mental health help asap. Sometimes people who have psychosis may have scary delusions or thoughts. People w/ obsessive-compulsive d/o can have scary, disturbing, intrusive thoughts. Regardless, if you are fearful you may harm yourself or someone else, you should seek professional help asap. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how to stop racing thoughts after waking up at night?

See below: What's the emotional feel of it all? Are u worries about stuff? Any specific themes to ur racing thoughts? Or is ur mind just racing meaninglessly? Try deep breathing, mindfulness relaxation, tapping (the free 2012 tapping world summit is up & running now; google it... U'll be glad u did!) why not talk to therapist; they'll help u r/o some important diagnoses and think of individualized options.Gl. ...Read more