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Doctor insights on: How Can I Defferintiate Between Ocd Thoughts And Negative Thoughts

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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 more

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Relationship OCD? I obsess over negative thoughts about my relationship when I know they're not true. They go away the moment I see my bf.

Relationship OCD? I obsess over negative thoughts about my relationship when I know they're not true. They go away the moment I see my bf.

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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I have OCD.Ihave a thought that my negative thoughts about my body will affect my body growing.Isit possible my subconscious mind will affect me?

I have OCD.Ihave a thought that my negative thoughts about my body will affect my body growing.Isit possible my subconscious mind will affect me?

You OCD thoughts: will not impact your growth. Even that thought may be an expression of OCD. I hope you are getting treatment for this condition. If not, start w/your doc for a referral to a mental health professional. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I struggle with ocd/negative thoughts constantly. would a low dose of aventyl (nortriptyline) help this? what other medications help?

I struggle with ocd/negative thoughts constantly. would a low dose of aventyl (nortriptyline) help this? what other medications help?

Not really.: Aventyl or Pamelor may help with depression and anxiety but the standard of treatment of OCD is usually a higher than usual dosage of antidepressants such as Prozac, Zoloft, Luvox, Anafranil, Paxil (paroxetine) or Lexapro. You and your psychiatrist may have to work diligently as to what medication and dosage will control your OCD. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for negative thoughts?

What is the best remedy for negative thoughts?

Treat depression: If due to depression Meds & cognitive therapy. Also helps to do something nice for someone in need. ...Read more

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What's the best way to clear your mind of negative thoughts?

What's the best way to clear your mind of negative thoughts?

Negative thoughts: Nature fills up any vacuum. Check in briefly w/negative issues daily and at other times remind yourself that you will check in again the next day. Then fill up the vacuum the negative thought you reject leaves w/a healthier thought such as a happy memory or event. If function and comfort level are impacted by these thoughts please see professional help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I think if negative thoughts stop, I would stop being so anxious and frustrated all the time, how to improve thinking?

I think if negative thoughts stop, I would stop being so anxious and frustrated all the time, how to improve thinking?

Mindfulness and CBT: cognitive behavioral therapy that aims to improve functioning by understanding your thought patterns, especially the dysfunctional ones- automatic negative thoughts (ANT's) and replace them with more balanced thoughts which in turn will affect the way you feel and then behave. additionally the practice of mindfulness can help us be present in the moment and stop us ruminating about the past. ...Read more

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(16) Love hanging out with people. Always positive. But always feel extremely sad once I'm by myself again. Maybe it's my negative thoughts?

(16) Love hanging out with people. Always positive. But always feel extremely sad once I'm by myself again. Maybe it's my negative thoughts?

Yes: You have to learn to live with yourself that's who you are. Maybe you should see a therapist and discuss with her your issues if there is no one else you can talk to about your teenage funks. ...Read more

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I've been having a lot of negative thoughts lately and I feel as if they're taking over my mind. I never think the way I have been thinking lately. ?

I've been having a lot of negative thoughts lately and I feel as if they're taking over my mind. I never think the way I have been thinking lately. ?

Feeling Good: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. The very best to you. Our self talk impacts mood. ...Read more

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As I'm waking up from sleep, before rising, my thoughts are often very negative. Once I get up, the negative thoughts go away. What could cause this?

As I'm waking up from sleep, before rising, my thoughts are often very negative. Once I get up, the negative thoughts go away. What could cause this?

Negative thoughts: on waking. As we move in and out of sleep the defenses that keep negative and multiple thoughts somewhat in check lower and all sorts of random thoughts can happen. Have other positive thoughts in reserve to replace the negative ones with. I see ritualistic behavior in your history. Consider seeing a psychologist to see if you have OCD and for support. Peace and good health. ...Read more