Q. How can I overcome getting affected by thoughts of past bitter situations?

Answered by
Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Dec 12, 2017 and last reviewed on: Sep 14, 2019

Hello doctor,

I have repeated thoughts of past bitter situations all the day for the past six months. I get easily upset and I start crying for unnecessary reasons. This is making my life hell and I have no peace at all. I am having a very poor concentration, not able to study. These thoughts are killing me literally in all ways. Kindly help me out in this situation.

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Hello,

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You seem to be suffering from obsessive thought disorder with depression. You may have compulsion but you have not mentioned in your symptoms so it seems to be only an obsession.

For example, having an obsession with contamination and compulsion of washing unnecessarily with frequent hand washing.

In obsessive thought disorder, it is difficult to control your thoughts though you know it is unnecessary.

You must start taking antidepressants medication which can help you with both obsession and depression.

Your obsession will increase with stressful situations.

Capsule Fluoxetine 20 mg daily in morning after breakfast can be started. You need to monitor for a long time and increase medication doses to control your obsession. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and with their consent take the medicine.

It is a very minimal dose. You may need higher doses.

You can learn to do relaxation to decrease your anxiety from thoughts.

For more information consult a psychiatrist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/psychiatrist

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