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How Can I Defferintiate Between Ocd Thoughts And Negative Thoughts
O won't stop: Obsessive thoughts need not be negative, though their persistence is uncomfortable. For example, a common obsession is counting. Once begun, one "must" count to 20, say. Obsessive thoughts that are negative -- imagining doing something dire -- generally channel other anxieties, and actually alleviate them somewhat, and only briefly. Their "attraction" is the thought, "what if i act"? ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Racing thoughts: Of bipolar do not always connect and are linear going out. Ocd is characterized by circular thinking, meaning you think about the same thing over and over again, regardless of the speed of the thoughts. ...Read more
Many steps: First get a psychiatric evaluation. If the depression is rated mild to moderate, consider opting for psychotherapy with or without meds; if it is moderate to severe, consider meds with psychiterapy. Work on getting into an aerobic exercise habit and into widening and strengthening your social networks. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Says im bipolar and borderline personality. Exactly what are they and what causes them? I feel loneliness empty worthless. Suicide thoughts r ther
There isn't a way: to do your questions justice in 400 characters or less It is very important that your doctor educate you thoroughly about your conditions. If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide ...Read more
Hi, can Lexapro (escitalopram) help with PTSD? Isn't it an antidepressant? I really need help with intrusive thoughts and anxiety from paranoia.
Hmmm...: I don't know how it is in Singapore, but here Stateside you can't just wander into a drugstore and pick up some Lexapro (escitalopram) like it was aspirin. You have to get a prescription from a doctor and not just because you want it, but because the doctor thinks it may help you. That's whom you need to ask that question, not one of us out here in the whispering static of the HealthTap ether. ...Read more
On zyprexa 2 wks for impulse, anxiety and racing thoughts. Have ocd, possible bipolar and anxiety. Was helping... now I'm very panicky and having very calm suicidal thoughts and strange thoughts too. Does this get better? Does it get worse b4 better?
Psychotropic: Please see your Psychiatrist as soon as possible to diagnose this problem and tell the Doctor you are having suicidal thoughts. If you cannot get an appointment please go to the emergency room where you will see a Doctor. ...Read more
I suffer with unwanted thoughts and compulsive actions again and again. I am on medication. Please tell me some self help tips.
Other options: I would consult with a therapist who specializes in helping to manage unwanted thoughts and actions. He/she can give you specific tips that are better geared toward your situation and what you are dealing with. In general, getting good sleep, physical exercise, and trying to reduce stress with things like yoga or meditation are good self-help tips to help with anxiety and its effects. ...Read more
I have compulsive and obsessions of negative emotions, intrusive thoughts. Should I get treated for "impulsivity"?
Not the same: Although "impulsive: and "compulsive" sound similar, they have completely different meanings. In one sense they may even be considered the opposite. You may be having a problem in the obsessive-compulsive spectrum, but it sounds like clinical (major) depression is a definite possibility as well. I recommend that you obtain an evaluation from a qualified professional for a more accurate diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thoughts: I work with negative thoughts in two ways. 1. Cognitive-behavioral approaches educate about how they are biased in ways that lead to emotional upset. 2. Distorted thoughts have a purposeful aspect: they help relieve the anxiety of the unknown and uncertain. Jumping to conclusions may lead to painful feelings, but it does artificially and immediately resolve the anxiety of 'not knowing'. ...Read more
Is it normal with OCD to have sexual obsessions and thoughts? I constantly have intrusive sexual thoughts about my significant other. What can I do?
OCD Can Torment: Intrusive thoughts -obsessions- of a sexual nature, incl ones that feel embarrassing/shameful, r not uncommon. Can b hard 2understand that someone having such thoughts doesn't want 2b having them. Remember: sexual obsessions r typically very distressing 2the person experiencing them. It's impt 2b able 2discuss obsessions openly. This exposes them 4what they r- just thoughts! www.Ocfoundation.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety disorder on Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg & Ativan 0.5mg have suicidal thoughts but I do not feel that depressed what to do ? See my pysch doctor?
Consult your doctor : Suicidal thoughts are a known side effect of all antidepressants in young people in their late teens. Most of the time the thoughts go away quickly and do not return. However, you should notify your doctor as soon as possible so the two of you can make a decision whether it is best for you to stop the medication or not. ...Read more
Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause intrusive thoughts? I am only on 1/2 ml (bc I am so sensitive) for panic disorder. Or can it cause ocd?
OCD sufferer. I irrationally worry about everything from being gay to a killer to a schizophrenic. CBT and medication isn't helping. I know my intrusive thoughts are symptoms and not my actual thoughts, but am frustrated? I just want to be normal.
OCD treatable: If you have not a trial of indicated SSRI's, consider fluvoxamine which can be very effective with often a low side effect profile. The OCD Workbook, The Woman Who Thought Too Much and OCD for Dummies are both regarded highly. The International OCD Foundation for referrals, bibliography, articles, and support. Food allergy investigation, anti-inflammatories, exercise, neurofeedback as options. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
How can I control my thoughts, and go study without doing anything else? I am diagnosed add and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Time to let your : Fear of failure take over. Write some notes and put them around your house about your fear of failure. And let yourself feel that fear intensely. Use that fear the block out your ocd fears and to motivate you to keep your focus on your studies. ...Read more
What do I do ? Hi! I am twelve and i currently have ADHD ( attention dephicite hyper disorder)i take a medication now called concerta, it helps me focus but, these constantly keep happening, nose bleeds, thoughts of suicide, depression, posibly signs of a
You : You write very well for someone who is 12 years old. I am glad that you wrote in. Please tell your parents right away about your thoughts of suicide. If a family doctor or a pediatrician is prescribing your concerta, then he or she can consider consulting with a psychiatrist. A psychiatrist is a doctor who specializes in helping people with these types of problems. Sometimes people can have side effects to medications. Some of the possible side effects with Concerta can include decreased appetite, weight loss and blurred vision. If you have extreme mood swings and depression your parents need to tell your doctor right away. Sometimes irritability can also occur and this is even more serious if you are not able to sleep or you develop a whole lot of energy. If you your thoughts of suicide are so serious that you want to kill yourself at the time you are writing this, then your parents should take you to the nearest emergency room. Any thoughts of suicide are not a good thing. Please ask your parents to read this as soon as you read my answer to you. Remember to be very honest with your parents and with the medical provider who helps you so that they get a good understanding of your situation. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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