Good Morning Panike
Sometimes we spend an excessive amount of time rolling over again and again in our minds nagging thoughts.
I have found that what helps to deal with the anxiety and OCD is to recognize the intrusive thoughts as just a manifestation of my disorder. I regard them as unreal and as a symptom of the OCD and Anxiety. I refocus my thought on something constructive. An example is when I get a thought that people are talking about me, I will say to myself, "That is not true, it is the OCD/Anxiety talking."
In other words it is the "Stinkin Thinkin" that Lyn has identified as what we are experiencing.
Obsessive thoughts are very difficult to deal with, but you can learn to cope with them. You need to work hard at finding the good in the bad and recognizing the "false alarms" for what they really are. With a combination of medication and behavior therapy, obsessions can be managed.
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Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic ~ Crohn's
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