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What's an effective treatment for a racing mind?

What's an effective treatment for a racing mind?

Mind quieting: Is helped by focusing on what you are doing at the moment & gently refocusing when your mind wanders. Be aware of all your senses. Notice what your mind races about & figure out what your concern is. Practice meditation or relaxation techniques. Biofeedback (www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org) & counseling (psychotherapy) can help you learn why your mind is racing & how to calm it. ...Read more

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Dr. Missid Ghanem
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Racing Mind (Definition)

This is the patient whose mind cannot turn off at night in order to sleep. He/she cannot stop agonizing about past/present/future things, and leaps from one to the other ...Read more


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How to calm a racing mind?

How to calm a racing mind?

Mindfulness: Many people have busy and active minds that can be difficult to calm. Observing your mind in meditation can help. Over time and with consistent mindfulness practice, you can gain perspective on your thought processes and help your mind feel more at ease. In the beginning, use a breath awareness technique and get help from the guidance of an experienced teacher. ...Read more

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How to calm my racing mind?

How to calm my racing mind?

First listen...: Mindfulness meditation & relaxation training ... Quietly pay attention to those thoughts & listen for any specific theme that may be communicated to you... Listen for any emotional feel of it all... If severe, consult with your doctor, a psychiatrist or psychologist and they'll help you explore any underlying issues as well as options. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do you calm down a racing mind?

How do you calm down a racing mind?

First listen to it..: Mindfulness meditation & relaxation training ... Quietly pay attention to those thoughts & listen for any specific theme that may be communicated to you... Listen for any emotional feel of it all... If severe, consult with your doctor, a psychiatrist or psychologist and they'll help you explore any underlying issues as well as options. Good luck! ...Read more

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Anyone tips to stop my racing mind?

Anyone  tips to stop my racing mind?

First listen...: Mindfulness meditation & relaxation training ... Quietly pay attention to those thoughts & listen for any specific theme that may be communicated to you... Listen for any emotional feel of it all... If severe, consult with your doctor, a psychiatrist or psychologist and they'll help you explore any underlying issues as well as options. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I calm my racing mind at night?

How can I calm my racing mind at night?

Insomnia: There are many attributing factors such as organic reasons, medications, worries re. Unfinished business during the day, worries about next day, alcohol, late night smacking, etc. Try the sleep hygeine and consult your pcp if insomnia persists. ...Read more

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Anyone quick tips to stop my racing mind?

Anyone quick tips to stop my racing mind?

Meditation...: & deep breathing relaxation... Even if u can only do it for 3 minutes initially until u work ur way up to a 30 minute relaxation session within a few weeks! u're investing in urself & ur future by doing that, so don't feel rushed to master it immediately! if severe & very stressful mind racing, consult also w/ a psychiatrist/psychologist. Focus on enjoying the process; outcome will follow! ...Read more

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What medication can I take to quiet a racing mind?

What medication can I take to quiet a racing mind?

Depends: If you are experiencing symptoms of mania or hypomania, standard mood stabilizers work. They include lithium, topiramate, lamotrigene, depakote, and some antipsychotics. If your thoughts are more along the lines of obsessional rumination, then the traditional antidepressants, taken at higher doses, work well. Please seek evaluation from a psychiatrist who can diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Racing mind?

Racing mind: This is the patient whose mind cannot turn off at night in order to sleep. He/she cannot stop agonizing about past/present/future things, and leaps from one to the other at very high rate. ...Read more

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How can a racing mind let you sleep?

How can a racing mind let you sleep?

It can't: Depends on why it is racing! job? Marriage? Lousy diet? A grudge? I.E. Any form of stress. Try simply being quiet and meditating on what is good in your life. Count the blessings and forgive the hurts. A common cause of insomnia is the ingestion of sugar. If so-----cold turkey! ...Read more

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How to fight my hyperness/racing mind/nervousness?

How to fight my hyperness/racing mind/nervousness?

First, make an: Appointment with your family doctor to rule out medical problems that can cause these symptoms such as hyperthyroidism. If medically cleared, see a therapist and a psychiatrist as a combination of medicine and therapy is the best treatment. Know that you do not have to live this way! we are here to help. ...Read more

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I can not sleep at night because of a racing mind full of thoughts. What can I do?

I can  not sleep at night because of a racing mind full of thoughts. What can I do?

Sleep hygiene: When getting ready for bed, try turning down lights, the dark environment helps the production of melatonin in the body to make you sleepy. Try journaling or making a list of the things you are thinking about, but you have to reassure yourself that you will pick up these things in the morning. Try deep breathing and meditation to calm your mind. Try visualization of somewhere calm. Also prayer. ...Read more

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How can I figure out where my depression/racing mind/anxiety started?

How can I figure out where my depression/racing mind/anxiety started?

PsychoTherapy: Oftentimes it's hard to figure out the beginnings and origins of symptoms. In a nutshell, psychotherapy or talk therapy might help with that. One of the ways to do this, is to look at the patterns of your behaviors -- by keeping a journal and trying to make connections between past and present behaviors. Good luck! ...Read more

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Causes of never feeling sleepy, unrefreshing sleep and a racing mind?

Causes of never feeling sleepy, unrefreshing sleep and a racing mind?

Several causes: The most common cause is worry about things and not being able to turn your mind off. It is also common in people who exercise then try to go to bed when they have their endorphines high in their system. Are you drinking too much caffeine at night? Are you drinking alcohol at night? Is there a lot of stress in your life at work and or at home? Stress and overwork is probably most common. ...Read more

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Can anxiety, depression and OCD cause a racing mind simular to bipolar disorder?

Can anxiety, depression and OCD cause a racing mind simular to bipolar disorder?

Sometimes.: Anxious ruminations & agitated depression can certainly present with racing thoughts. I can't think of any reason why ocd might not somtimes present similarly. ...Read more

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What do you do when your mind has racing thoughts?

What do you do when your mind has racing thoughts?

Anxiety relief: We all get over-wound with stress sometimes, and gentle, soothing self-care can help a lot. Too much caffeine, nicotine & processed sugary foods, and not enough exercise, sunlight, sleep & quiet time to take care of ourselves can all trigger anxiety. Try listening to music you love or playing a video game to engage other parts of your brain. If none of this works, ask your family doc for help. ...Read more

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What causes people to have racing thoughts or a monkey mind?

What causes people to have racing thoughts or a monkey mind?

Racing Mind: Racing thoughts are most commonly described in people with bipolar disorder, but are also common with anxiety disorders. The use of amphetamines and also sleep deprivation or other sleep disorders can also result in racing thoughts. ...Read more

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Why do I have racing thoughts upon waking, and when I go to sleep? I can't quiet my mind before bed.

Why do I have racing thoughts upon waking, and when I go to sleep? I can't quiet my mind before bed.

Intend: You must want an empty mind. Minds are built to think. They resist being quieted. Lying comfortably with eyes softly closed, pay attention to breaths. Silently count an even 4 as you inhale. Count 6 as you hold it and 8 as you blow it out fully thru lips. Repeat. Notice a heavy sinking on exhale. No other words or thoughts. Counting and feeling heavy. As others come, return to those. Again. Again. ...Read more