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Doctor insights on: Intrusive Thoughts

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How to avoid intrusive thoughts?

How to avoid intrusive thoughts?

Depends: What you thinking about? If thinking about hurting self or anyone else, OR if thoughts are waking up from sleep, you need to talk to someone about it as soon as possible! If thoughts are of things you ACTUALLY need to get done, DO them. If, however, are unhelpful, meaningless thoughts that plague many of us, try guided meditation, yoga, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. If none help, consider meds. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with obsessive and intrusive thoughts?

What is the best way to deal with obsessive and intrusive thoughts?

Encourage: psychiatric assessment. When issues is better understood, treatment recommendations can be made (like cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotropic meds, etc.). ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best way to deal with obsessive and intrusive thoughts?

Can you tell me what is the best way to deal with obsessive and intrusive thoughts?

Yes i can: 1. get help 2. see a psychiatrist, get on an ssri, usually at a fairly high dose - might take a couple mos to get dose up there. 3. find a therapist 4. read "Stop Obessing" by foa ...Read more

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I keep having intrusive thoughts about being clean and picking my skin. Is this some sort of mental issue?

I keep having intrusive thoughts about being clean and picking my skin. Is this some sort of mental issue?

Obsessive Thoughts: This experience is actually very common. It can be quite debilitating, but does not have to be. I would suggest that you may do well to get into a expert in treating obsessive-compulsive disorder. Your family doctor can help you find the right fit. ...Read more

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How can I overcome intrusive thoughts?

How can I overcome intrusive thoughts?

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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How do u stop intrusive thoughts about suicidal idealization?

How do u stop intrusive thoughts about suicidal idealization?

Get professional : Help. If you have a plan that you might carry out or if your thoughts are scaring you - please go to your nearest er now. Have a friend or relative drive you. If you need to call 911 for transport - that is ok too. If it is not an imminent issue, please find a psychiatrist or psychologist in your area. This is treatable and you are worth it. Take care. ...Read more

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Very hopeless about life, is meditation help me to avoid intrusive thoughts?

Very hopeless about life, is meditation help me to avoid intrusive thoughts?

Possibly: Meditation can help you relax, lower blood pressure, enhance concentration. In your culture, it is a spiritual experience, of which I am familiar. However, when one talks about feeling hopeless, then it is time for some further help. Best to seek counseling and even medication to help you get over this period of depression. Namaste. ...Read more

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Hi, I keep getting intrusive thoughts and it's affecting my everyday life, how do I overcome this?

Hi, I keep getting intrusive thoughts and it's affecting my everyday life, how do I overcome this?

Evaluation first: The first thing you need is a comprehensive evaluation to determine the cause. Start with your GP, but you may need to see a psychiatrist. If this is a manifestation of psychosis or anxiety disorder, medications may help. If not, cognitive behavioral therapy may be able to give you some relief. ...Read more

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Are intrusive thoughts a part of aspergers or a sign of something more? (regarding 7 y/o with as dx)

Are intrusive thoughts a part of aspergers or a sign of something more? (regarding 7 y/o with as dx)

Intrusive thoughts: Are not specific to any condition, may happen to anyone but most dismiss them. They can be distressing & may occur in obsessive-compulsive disorder, ptsd, other anxiety disorders, eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, depression, adhd, loss of reality contact, etc. People with aspergers may have intrusive thoughts & may have some of the conditions above. Seek psychological/psychiatric eval. ...Read more

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My grandmother expired one week agoi get intrusive thoughts about my own death. How to get over this?

My grandmother expired one week agoi get intrusive thoughts about my own death. How to get over this?

It is normal.: It is normal to feel depressed when someone close to you die. You could talk to a counselor to help you through this difficult time. Talking to other family members can also help because they , too, may have the same feelings. Just don't suffer through this alone. ...Read more