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Will my intrusive thoughts take over my body?

I know intrusive thoughts seem and are ridiculous, but they're driving me so crazy that I feel it's possible that the intrusive thoughts will take over my body. Is this possible?
Category: OCD 7 years ago
Asked 7 years ago

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Hi, the question is old, you may no longer be seeking an answer, but here is my take on the question. We have a conscious mind, that's what you're using to read this with, and a subconscious (unconscious) mind. If I mention your childhood, perhaps your favorite toy, it should come to your mind. It has always been there, but not until you associate it with something is it remembered, so it is subconscious most of the time. . The conscious mind determines if something is good or bad. The subconscious mind just has memories and thoughts, but the good or bad is not applied there. When intrusive thoughts arise from the subconscious mind, they come when you don't want them, they weren't solicited, actually they are often just the opposite of what you would consciously want to think. . My therapist explained that everyone has intrusive thoughts, sexual, aggressive, absurd, etc., but people not suffering from anxiety, depression, etc., just let them go, they don't dwell on them. We, on the other hand, give more significance to them, and by doing so, we create a situation where they are more likely to occur. At my workplace, when people find a weakness, they exploit it, they use it against you. I think intrusive thoughts are a lot like that, the more they bother us, the more we are likely to get them. But remember, your conscious mind is in control, it is the one to say whether something is bad or not. . Hopefully you have found relief since you asked the question, my issues with intrusive thoughts come and go over time.
Answered 7 years ago

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