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Topic: Is there a diagnoses for what I've been experiencing ?

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  1. Lowlow
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    19 May 2019
    There are times when I'm just casually laying about, going on my day until I hit with a sudden wave of sadness and fathom unrealistic scenarios in my head to amplify it. and its not just sadness either, there are times when paranoia and fear hit me about my friends intentions and get angry at them because I've conjured up some ludicrous scenario in my head, there are times when I felt like I've been abandon and also made some excuse to justify it. there are times where feel like I'm a burden on everyone while also justifying such belief. there numerous other feelings and emotions that I've been through with this formula, so my question is that does this have a classification/diagnoses for I've been experiencing? or am I just overreacting to my hyper imagination?
  2. geoff
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    19 May 2019 in reply to Lowlow

    Hi Lowlow, thanks for coming to the forums.

    What you are experiencing is not an overreaction and I can only give you my suggestion of what's happening but I'm not a qualified doctor and I can't diagnose you, your GP needs to do this.

    The same happens to me and have had them for a long time because OCD comes from anxiety and are known as 'intrusive thoughts' where you imagine these persistent thoughts.

    Your doctor can prescribe medication for this, however, sometimes it eases off but it's best to talk to a psychologist about them, and don't be afraid to do this, they've heard it all before.

    If you ask your GP about the mental health plan this entitles you to 10 Medicare paid sessions.

    Let us know what you think.

    Geoff.

  3. White Rose
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    19 May 2019 in reply to Lowlow

    Dear Lowlow

    Welcome to the forum.

    These thoughts are quite common. We all get caught up in various anxieties at times. It becomes a problem which start believing ourselves and these thoughts. I don't know that there is a specific diagnosis for this. I think it's more likely part of a different situation such as being anxious for some reason.

    I suggest you have a chat to your GP who will be the best person to explain what happens and offer some help. As Geoff has said, maybe it will be useful to talk to a psychologist a few times. This will help to reassure you and work out how to dismiss these thoughts when they happen.

    Mary

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