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Can anxiety, depression and OCD cause a racing mind simular to bipolar disorder?

Can anxiety, depression and OCD cause a racing mind simular to bipolar disorder?

Sometimes.: Anxious ruminations & agitated depression can certainly present with racing thoughts. I can't think of any reason why ocd might not somtimes present similarly. ...Read more

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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Causes of never feeling sleepy, unrefreshing sleep and a racing mind?

Causes of never feeling sleepy, unrefreshing sleep and a racing mind?

Several causes: The most common cause is worry about things and not being able to turn your mind off. It is also common in people who exercise then try to go to bed when they have their endorphines high in their system. Are you drinking too much caffeine at night? Are you drinking alcohol at night? Is there a lot of stress in your life at work and or at home? Stress and overwork is probably most common. ...Read more

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How to calm a racing mind?

How to calm a racing mind?

Mindfulness: Many people have busy and active minds that can be difficult to calm. Observing your mind in meditation can help. Over time and with consistent mindfulness practice, you can gain perspective on your thought processes and help your mind feel more at ease. In the beginning, use a breath awareness technique and get help from the guidance of an experienced teacher. ...Read more

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How to calm my racing mind?

How to calm my racing mind?

First listen...: Mindfulness meditation & relaxation training ... Quietly pay attention to those 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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How do you calm down a racing mind?

How do you calm down a racing mind?

First listen to it..: Mindfulness meditation & relaxation training ... Quietly pay attention to those 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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Anyone tips to stop my racing mind?

Anyone  tips to stop my racing mind?

First listen...: Mindfulness meditation & relaxation training ... Quietly pay attention to those 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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How can I calm my racing mind at night?

How can I calm my racing mind at night?

Insomnia: There are many attributing factors such as organic reasons, medications, worries re. Unfinished business during the day, worries about next day, alcohol, late night smacking, etc. Try the sleep hygeine and consult your pcp if insomnia persists. ...Read more

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Anyone quick tips to stop my racing mind?

Anyone quick tips to stop my racing mind?

Meditation...: & deep breathing relaxation... Even if u can only do it for 3 minutes initially until u work ur way up to a 30 minute relaxation session within a few weeks! u're investing in urself & ur future by doing that, so don't feel rushed to master it immediately! if severe & very stressful mind racing, consult also w/ a psychiatrist/psychologist. Focus on enjoying the process; outcome will follow! ...Read more

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What medication can I take to quiet a racing mind?

What medication can I take to quiet a racing mind?

Depends: If you are experiencing symptoms of mania or hypomania, standard mood stabilizers work. They include lithium, topiramate, lamotrigene, depakote, and some antipsychotics. If your thoughts are more along the lines of obsessional rumination, then the traditional antidepressants, taken at higher doses, work well. Please seek evaluation from a psychiatrist who can diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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How can a racing mind let you sleep?

How can a racing mind let you sleep?

It can't: Depends on why it is racing! job? Marriage? Lousy diet? A grudge? I.E. Any form of stress. Try simply being quiet and meditating on what is good in your life. Count the blessings and forgive the hurts. A common cause of insomnia is the ingestion of sugar. If so-----cold turkey! ...Read more