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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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How do you treat anxiety and negative thoughts?

How do you treat anxiety and negative thoughts?

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

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How can you prevent yourself from having negative thoughts?

How can you prevent yourself from having negative thoughts?

Negative: Focus on something positive and pursue it. Do not isolate yourself, seek support. ...Read more

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I need help please, my anxiety and negative thoughts stop me from studying?

I need help please, my anxiety and negative thoughts stop me from studying?

Manage anxiety: By learning relaxation skills ; learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions ; beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body ; your mind is the key. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation skills (www.Bcia.Org ; www.Aapb.Org). Talk to a mental health professional who treats anxiety. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am considering hypnotherapy- can it help you to change negative thoughts?

What do you suggest if I am considering hypnotherapy- can it help you to change negative thoughts?

Hypnosis can be used: Hypnosis can be used to change negative thoughts especially when it is combined with cognitive - behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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How to handle intrusive negative thoughts and memories from the past in the same environment it happened in?

How to handle intrusive negative thoughts and memories from the past in the same environment it happened in?

Seek help: Talk to your doctor about this. If you can avoid the environment then that would be ideal until you have had some counseling. It is important to recognize when the intrusive thoughts begin and head them off at the pass. Meditation, prayer, singing or simplying switching to a different train of thought may be possible. If the trauma you had was severe then counseling is needed. ...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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When anxiety is triggered by something, why does it always make you have so many negative thoughts? Example: i may be dying. Have bad disease.

When anxiety is triggered by something, why does it always make you have so many negative thoughts? Example: i may be dying. Have bad disease.

Clarify question plz: If the stimulus is negative, it usually will elicit negative response, in your case anxiety. You give examples of "i may be dying etc" are you asking why you have so many negative thoughts and are so anxious? Or are you saying you simply worry too much about your health etc. I notice you use xanax (alprazolam). Why don't you discuss concerns with your dr. I wish i were more helpful but it's difficult online. ...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

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When i read or hear about disease or see disease people i am unable to forget and getting worried.i am getting negative thoughts.please please help me?

Cause? : Well first of all you need to be a bit more specific. Everyone should feel bad when they see a person who is ill or suffering. If you are beyond this you need to start with finding a good doctor. You need a history and physical to see just what is concerning you. Start there this is a very complex issue. To complex for this medium ...Read more

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How do I treat negative thoughts in my life?

Get guidance: No one can or should go through life without sharing their thoughts with others in a safe environment. If you are thinking of harming yourself, get with your physician at once; almost everyone who's tried and failed is glad. Thoughts, beliefs, emotions, behavior, and things in the environment that you can control all impact one another; ask about cbt as a means of getting control of inside scott. ...Read more