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Obsession (Overview)

Is a thought that recurs or persists despite efforts to ignore or confront them, seen in obsessive compulsive disorders.


Obsession (Overview)

Is a thought that recurs or persists despite efforts to ignore or confront them, seen in obsessive compulsive disorders.


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How can you forget an obsession?

How can you forget an obsession?

Therapy: Although you may improve spontaneously chances are you need help managing this symptom with cognitive behavioral therapy. There are some medications that would be a consideration as well depending on your severity and capacity to tolerate pharmacotherapy. There is help and you are not alone. Stay safe! ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my obsessions?

What can I do to stop my obsessions?

Psychotherapy?: Disturbing or bothersome obsessions or obsessive compulsive disorder can be treated with psychotherapy and or medication. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have an obsession with chewing ice?

I have an obsession with chewing ice?

Pica: Craving and chewing ice (pagophagia) is often associated with iron deficiency anemia. You first need to visit your pcp for a general medical check up and labs to rule that out. Iron def. Anemia means u r losing blood. It is quite frequent in young females when their menstrual periods r heavy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is think about hurting others just obsession?

Is think about hurting others just obsession?

Not 'just' obsession: Such thoughts could be an obsession if they're frequent and hard to shake. Along with other thoughts or compulsive behaviors, they could be part of obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd). But not necessarily. And thoughts about hurting others can be potentially dangerous, and/or reflect great anger. If this happens a lot or is scary, the person should consult a mental health professional. ...Read more

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Obsession is a tendency or chronic disorder ?

Obsession is a tendency or chronic disorder ?

A symptom: Obsessions, in the technical psychiatric sense, are recurrent and persistent thoughts (impulses, images), that are intrusive and inappropriate, and cause a lot of anxiety or distress. These thoughts are not simply about real-life problems. They can be a symptom of a mental disorder if coupled with other symptoms like repetitive behaviors to neutralize them. See your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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How do I end my never ending obsession with my ex?

If you are stuck,: Therapy may help you to work through and past this. Take care. ...Read more

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Why guys have so much of obsession regarding size?

Why guys have so much of obsession regarding size?

Need compassion: Humans, both men and women, make many unreasonable assumptions -- including the "bigger = better" & "smaller = worse" comparison. Men get ridiculed about penis size; women get it about their breasts. Maybe it's got to to with our animal natures, but we hurt each other greatly with all this. Time to stop it and care for each other better -- just one person's opinion, though. ...Read more

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How can I stop my obsession over a male celebrity?

How can I stop my obsession over a male celebrity?

Do things you enjoy: Trying to stop annoying thoughts can actually lead to "thought-rebounding, " which makes things worse in the long term. Pursuing other interests and personal goals, and spending more time on these activities will ultimately leave less time for thinking about the celebrity. If you're worried that you might do more than just think about the celebrity, make an appointment with a mental health pro. ...Read more