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What is the best way to avoid obsessing over negative thoughts and the stress that follows?
16 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
6 doctors agree
In brief: Mindfulness
Try reading on " mindfulness" as there are many books.
It is very helpful.

In brief: Mindfulness
Try reading on " mindfulness" as there are many books.
It is very helpful.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Dr. Ray Tidman
Adding to Dr Ferdowsi, there are meds that your Doc can Rx. for severe cases. OCD can help us be successful, it can paralyze us functionally. A nice web lecture can be found in the TED series under : Do not regret , Regrets.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr Tidman makes good sense.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Doing something
When people get trapped inside their own head with all those negative gremlins running around in there, it's hard to get out.
If one stands there and watches long enough one can't help but join them. That's getting into mental mischief. Get out of there & that means go do something asap. Nothing beats doing something to defeat constant obsessing on negative and painful thoughts.

In brief: Doing something
When people get trapped inside their own head with all those negative gremlins running around in there, it's hard to get out.
If one stands there and watches long enough one can't help but join them. That's getting into mental mischief. Get out of there & that means go do something asap. Nothing beats doing something to defeat constant obsessing on negative and painful thoughts.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Madan Uprety
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: CBT OR Medication
Ocd can be debilitating.
Cognitive behavior therapy has found to be the best. In cbt, therapist uses teqnigues such as thought stoping, alternative thoughts and relaxation teqnigues to help patients. Classic antidepressant or Luvox (fluvoxamine) are very useful agents to alleviate symptoms. It is important to see professional because it is a treatable condition.

In brief: CBT OR Medication
Ocd can be debilitating.
Cognitive behavior therapy has found to be the best. In cbt, therapist uses teqnigues such as thought stoping, alternative thoughts and relaxation teqnigues to help patients. Classic antidepressant or Luvox (fluvoxamine) are very useful agents to alleviate symptoms. It is important to see professional because it is a treatable condition.
Dr. Madan Uprety
Dr. Madan Uprety
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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Get help
Sometimes obsessing over things is a sign that we really are bothered by something.
Seeing a psychologist, counselor or therapist can help you figure it out and help develop ways to change. Especially if you find you can't go through your day like you normally would, you should see someone professional.

In brief: Get help
Sometimes obsessing over things is a sign that we really are bothered by something.
Seeing a psychologist, counselor or therapist can help you figure it out and help develop ways to change. Especially if you find you can't go through your day like you normally would, you should see someone professional.
Dr. Megan Bird
Dr. Megan Bird
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
3 doctors agree
In brief: Try mindfulness
There are many books on "mindfulness" that will help you in dealing with stress without medication.

In brief: Try mindfulness
There are many books on "mindfulness" that will help you in dealing with stress without medication.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
You may also benefit from a therapist or counselor
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Negative thinking
This is a very distressing situation and you usually need help in your fight to get better. Discuss this with your doctor and find help.
Learning to think positively to combat the negative thoughts help. Google negative thinking and look over the information you find. Meditation on positive thinking helps. Cds about positive thinking can help.

In brief: Negative thinking
This is a very distressing situation and you usually need help in your fight to get better. Discuss this with your doctor and find help.
Learning to think positively to combat the negative thoughts help. Google negative thinking and look over the information you find. Meditation on positive thinking helps. Cds about positive thinking can help.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
This disorder can cause serious disability in daily life functions including work. If that is the case counseling and Psychiatric evaluation and even medication may be in order. Self help in less severe cases works well, more severe cases need a mixture of support systems and intense help with counseling and Psychiaric medication. Again, depending on severity longer treatment may be needed.
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