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How can I stop obsessive thoughts and worrying?

How can I stop obsessive thoughts and worrying?

OCD etc: Keep yourself busy with regard to your thoughts and mind. Playing games like scrabble etc.. May help, stay with friends or be around people and interact with them. If you really have a problem you may need help. ...Read more

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How do I stop obsessive thoughts without pills?

How do I stop obsessive thoughts without pills?

See Behaviorist.: You can see a therapist who is a behaviorist . They can help you with techniques to deal with obsessive thoughts. Ot may take a little longer than when pills are given but it can be very effective and safe. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop having obsessive thoughts about my death?

What can be done to stop having obsessive thoughts about my death?

Great question: You'll need to decide for yourself whether there is empirical support for the hypothesis that we are not just our bodies (i've decided "yes" -- i've seen enough just in medicine). For most people, the fear of death fades as a person learns to love others unselfishly and finds meaning in leading a decent life, however long or short it may be. ...Read more

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Why do my obsessive compulsions become painful if i try to resist them?

Why do my obsessive compulsions become painful if i try to resist them?

Prevent anxiety: By painful do you mean that you become more emotionally distressed? The compulsive behaviors exist typically because they help reduce anxieties (not in a rational way) about something bad happening (often about contamination). By resisting the compulsions, your anxiety increases, which can be converted into physical symptoms. Therapy often can effectively treat ocd. ...Read more

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What should I do about my obsessive daydreaming? Hard to get work done.

What should I do about my obsessive daydreaming?  Hard to get work done.

Commit: Make a committment to stay on track. Tell yourself to stop when you find yourself lapsing back into day dreams. Allow yourself to daydream for a particular period of time on a particular day and time (but no more than that). ...Read more

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How do you stop (without medication) constant anxious/obsessive thoughts?

How do you stop (without medication) constant anxious/obsessive thoughts?

Acceptance: Trying to stop thoughts can actually lead to "thought-rebounding" or even more of the unwanted thoughts. Problem-solving, acceptance, and cognitive restructuring are behaviors that can help reduce anxiety. How about labeling these thoughts as "boring" and following your curiosity? Seeing a therapist is recommended if you want professional help. You might also try a book with good suggestions. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best solution for intrusive obsessive thoughts?

Can you tell me what is the best solution for intrusive obsessive thoughts?

Psychological: Counseling......sometimes CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) is helpful! Get a referral from your Primary Care Provider...you might also try a consultation on Health Tap Prime with Dr Heidi Fowler! ...Read more

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Would you consider somebody who visits the gym daily to be vain and obsessive?

Would you consider somebody who visits the gym daily to be vain and obsessive?

Maybe: Maybe the person who works out at the gym daily enjoys exercise and it's health benefits. If there is alternation in the areas of the body being focused on at the gym - it may not be obsessive. On the other hand, some people do become obsessed with working out and some with becoming thin or having the "perfect body.". ...Read more

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I can't stop obsessive thoughts about regrets from my past, please help, how can I get the thoughts to stop? They feel uncontrollable.

I can't stop obsessive thoughts about regrets from my past, please help, how can I get the thoughts to stop? They feel uncontrollable.

Psychotherapy: That sounds very painful. Getting connected to a psychologist will help. Therapy can help you process your past experiences and potentially gain some validation for your experiences. Expecting that you can turn off, forget, or just stop your thoughts may be unrealistic. But you could absolutely get better and learn to respond differently to your past through psychotherapy. Be well. ...Read more

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What are the signs of obsessive anxiety?

What are the signs of obsessive anxiety?

When you : Can't stop thinking about the things that worry you, difficulty sleeping, concentrating on anything else, you have obsessive anxiety, usually referred to as obsessive compulsive disorder. (Some people just obsess others also feel compelled to do things repetitively, like wash their hands due to anxiety about germs). ...Read more

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What are obsessive complusive order symptoms?

What are obsessive complusive order symptoms?

OCD: Obsessive compulsive Disorder involves unrealistic thoughts/ fear that the person may or may not realize is unreasonable &/or repetitive behaviors. ...Read more

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What are some ways to stop obsessive thinking?

What are some ways to stop obsessive thinking?

See below: Medications in combination with cognitive behavior therapy are often effective for obsessive compulsive disorder, where obsessive thoughts can be a major problem. ...Read more

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What traits characterize an obsessive disorder?

What traits characterize an obsessive disorder?

Repetitive thoughts: Intrusive, usually unwanted, bothersome repetitive thoughts. They come in many favors and often lead to compulsions. Obsessions are the bothersome, intrusive recurring thoughts. Compulsions are behaviors that attempt to get relief from obsessions. It's important to remember that everyone has some obsessive traits. What makes it a disorder is when it impairs day-to-day life. Day-to-day life. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as obsessive reading disorder?

Is there such thing as obsessive reading disorder?

Semantics: We can be "obsessive" without having ocd. A key feature of OCD is that the person does not enjoy or want to engage in the thoughts and behaviors. Someone who has to stay up all night to finish a book usually does so because of the enjoyment of reading. If the person did so because of a fear that otherwise something really bad might happen, then that might be ocd. ...Read more

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How to know if I have "obsessive compulsion disorder"?

EVAL: Get a psychiatric evaluation for OCD symptomology and severity, and possible medication management. Then get a referral to a reputable clinician who specializes in OCD. ...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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I need help! How do I know if I have obsessive compulsion disorder?

I need help! How do I know if I have obsessive compulsion disorder?

Get real help: The only way you can know is if you get a professional assessment. If you are experiencing symptoms of OCD and it is having a negative impact on your life you should get help with it. There are therapists that can help. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Help please! is being obsessive connected to a personality disorder?

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Help please! is being obsessive connected to a personality disorder?

Ocpd: That depends on what kind of obsessive thoughts or compulsive rituals you are having that are bothering u the most. Refer to my response on definition of Obsessive Compulsive Personality. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have an obsessive crush on my professor, am i crazy?

What do you suggest if I have an obsessive crush on my professor, am i crazy?

Psychotherapy: Can help you figure out what about the professor excites you more than his looks, etc so you can then know yourself better and find a good match for yourself ...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