Obsessional thinking, sometimes referred to as obsessive thinking or rumination, is a pattern of recurring thoughts or fixations that are often distressing and intrusive. These thoughts may be irrational, unwanted, and persistent, leading to feelings of anxiety, guilt, or shame. People with obsessional thinking may experience a range of symptoms, including mental preoccupation, compulsive behaviors, and difficulty focusing on other tasks or activities. Some common obsessional thinking patterns can involve worries related to contamination, safety, or harm, doubts about one’s abilities or perceptions, or a preoccupation with order or symmetry. Obsessive thinking can be a symptom of an anxiety disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) but can also occur in isolation.
How can I manage my Obsessional Thinking?
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