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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

Obsession (Definition)

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

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I have an obsession with wet sponges. How do I stop this?

I have an obsession with wet sponges. How do I stop this?

Psychiatric consult: Since we don't know all that goes into your obsession with wet sponges, i suggest you see a psychiatrist for evaluation and recommendations. You could have a form of obsessive compulsive disorder, and this can be treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medications as needed. You'd have opportunity to discuss these issues in detail so you get the appropriate help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm literally addicted to harry potter. How do I stop this obsession without forgetting the series completely?

I'm literally addicted to harry potter. How do I stop this obsession without forgetting the series completely?

It depends.: If your addiction to Harry Potter cause a problem in your daily life , cause problems in your relationship or interferes with your ability to function, by all means, stop watching Harry Potter or decrease the amount of time watching the movie. Because of your obsession with it, you will never forget it entirely. ...Read more

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My competitiveness is affecting my life. I have an obsession with perfection. How can I stop my obsessing over every imperfection and simply live?

My competitiveness is affecting my life. I have an obsession with perfection. How can I stop my obsessing over every imperfection and simply live?

The Perfect Problem: It sounds like you're ready 2 say goodbye 2 your inner critical slave master. But s/he's been around a long while, i'd imagine, so i'd expect it 2 take some time 2 get her/him out the door so 2 speak. Consider taking a look at this handout: http://bit.Ly/12tngio. I suspect a careful psychological assessment for anxiety problems & associated conditions could be very big help. Expert coaching, too. ...Read more

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How can I stop food obsession?

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Food: Try to find a substitute, something else to obcess about. ...Read more

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For doing masturbation is an obsession for me, how it can stop.It will affect any future pblm.?

For doing masturbation is an obsession for me, how it can stop.It will affect any future pblm.?

There is treatment: Compulsive masturbating may be related to internet pornography addiction or to an underlying obsessive compulsive disorder. Either way it is responsive to cognitive behavioral therapy. It often causes problems in sexual relations with others. ...Read more

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If BP is 110/70-120/80 should I stop measuring it? Got higher numbers 150/100 cuz anxiety attack later measure normal, don't wanna have obsession help

If BP is 110/70-120/80 should I stop measuring it? Got higher numbers 150/100 cuz anxiety attack later measure normal, don't wanna have obsession help

Anxiety and BP: Anxiety and even pain can raise your BP. Talk w/your doc about how to keep a record of your BP. If you are free of medical conditions he/she may recommend that you stop and just get your PB taken when you have doc visits. You are wise in stopping an obsession. Consider seeing a mental health professional for help w/POSSIBLE OCD, especially if you have other obsessions or thoughts. Peace. ...Read more