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Obsession is a tendency or chronic disorder ?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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