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What Can I Do To Stop My Obsessions
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
When alone,I start arguing.I heard my voice whispers my thoughts and dialogues of the arguing.inside my head.I can't stop it.obsessions?allucinations?
How can I stop my obsession of picking my face all the time? Now I have tons of scarring and it looks terrible. It's causing my depression. Plz help
Derm & psychiatry: First, please see a dermatologist to assess the extent of injury & treat as needed. Next, please know that the kind of obsession you describe can be effectively treated with a combination of medications and psychotherapy. The medication can calm the anxiety that fuels the obsessions, and the therapy can help you learn to manage it in other ways. The meds used can also help your depression. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a obsession to bite my toe nails? I know it's disgusting! and i try telling mysel not to i just can't help it? What can I do to help stop?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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