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Causes Of Irrational Thoughts
Maybe: It is best to consult your psychiatrist or general primary care physician about the specific side effects you may be experiencing. Sometimes, Pamelor (nortriptyline) can lead to some cognitive deficits especially in older people. However, the illnesses they treat can also be experienced as cognitive impairing as well. ...Read more
It is possible: is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain, stomach nose bleeding, visual and auditory hallucination are common symptoms. This condition must be professionally managed. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and management. ...Read more
Many things: Is this a chronic or recent issue? This could be due to attention deficit disorder but also due to schizophrenia-like conditions or being manic. It could be caused by drugs (caffeine, amphetamines, lsd, ketamine, various pharmaceuticals). Could be related to aluminum, mercury, lead or other metals & environmental toxins or due to lyme disease, viral meningitis etc. See a good dr. For evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Obsessive thoughts: Often times obsessive thoughts take us away from more fundamental concerns. For instance someone who feels guilty about cheating on their spouse may find themselves obsessing about irrelevant aspects of life to take them away from the guilt of an affair. Read the updated articles on the soundmindz.Org web site for ongoing support and education about ocd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I feel anxiety every time I have to deal with other people. Or just the thought of dealing with others. What causes this, how do I treat it?
Anxiety disorder: Im not sure I understand the question. You have been diagnosed with Anxiety disorder and are on medication for it. Clearly you have anxiety that is not being adequately managed. Please seek a second opinion from another mental health professional to review your treatment plan. ...Read more
My body heats up when I become anxious and flustered, it causes me to sweat and ofter results in body oder, even after having showered, thoughts?
This is normal: The symptoms you describe are your body's normal response to a situation that invokes the "fight or flight" response. You can use an anti-antiperspirant, which will help with the perspiration and odor, but the best treatment is to find out why those situations cause you to be anxious and flustered. Psychotherapy might help a lot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been going through a crisis lately with a break up, all my thoughts gather up and they come consistently and they cause me to freak out. ?
Panic attacks: Hi Bobby307,it appears that you are having panic attacks when you have these thought insertions, and this is completely normal under the circumstances. The best way to deal with this is with "talk therapy" with a psychologist, because that will give you the opportunity to to find closure of this event in a supervised and controlled manner thx ...Read more
Tackling Obsessions: Obsessions =unwanted thoughts that get stuck in ur head. They can spook u ; trick u so that u come 2 believe the thoughts r real or that they mean something. They can also trick u into performing actions/rituals 2 chase away these thoughts ("compulsions"). See http://bit.Ly/ykpajd. We don't understand what causes obsessions. For help tacking obsessions, see http://bit.Ly/1azqpnh. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Even deeper: There are also behaviors and beliefs. All are part of a person who has been shaped by both genetics and environment, and who is interacting with the world around them. Thoughts, feelings, behaviors and beliefs all shape each other. "to be brave, act brave." modifying any one will modify the others -- you have some control here & a guide can help. Any simpler account of the mind will mislead you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Forget?: You may not be able to forget, but you can counter it. Focusing on what is really happening now and whether your irrationally looking at the present moment helps to counter these thoughts. ...Read more
See PCP in Person!: Diagnosis is serious detective work. 2 do it well docs need 2 have as much background info & evidence in favor and against a particular diagnosis. There r many brain & body conditions that could underlie violent outbursts, so it could be harmful 2even list any possibilities. The risks r too great: this person could end up harming her/himself or others. The first step is 2see pcp 4 physical exam. ...Read more
Several: It is a key feature of intermittent explosive disorder. However, other emotional disorders can lead to mood instability which might end up with violent episodes. Is the person in touch with reality? It not look towards psychotic disorders. Possibly a mood disorder in a manic episode which can manifest in irritability and impulsivity. Look for substance and alcohol abuse too. Get help! ...Read more
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