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During anxiety, my new girlfriend checks her pulse to make sure her heart is still beating. Is this?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Anxiety

If she is able to check her pulse, then her heart is still beating.
If she's awake it is still beating.

In brief: Anxiety

If she is able to check her pulse, then her heart is still beating.
If she's awake it is still beating.
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: What's Her Reason?

Does ur g/f understand that what she's doing is not rational? If she does realize this, does she have her own superstitious reasons 4 checking (e.
g., "if i check my pulse i'll keep my heart from stopping"). If she feels compelled 2 check - like a scared child is pushing her around -she might consider learning about obsessive-compulsive disorder (see http://bit.Ly/ykpajd ) & getting evaluated.

In brief: What's Her Reason?

Does ur g/f understand that what she's doing is not rational? If she does realize this, does she have her own superstitious reasons 4 checking (e.
g., "if i check my pulse i'll keep my heart from stopping"). If she feels compelled 2 check - like a scared child is pushing her around -she might consider learning about obsessive-compulsive disorder (see http://bit.Ly/ykpajd ) & getting evaluated.
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