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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
User :   is there any doctor online

User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   what is ur speciality doctor
Doctor :  
general physician
User :   i am looking someone in physcology
User :   hello
Doctor :  
I believe I can help you within my expertise
Doctor :   if you require psychiatrist
Doctor :   he is available on E opinion and not on chat
User :   but i selected a psychiatry
Doctor :   ok
User :   anyways
User :   i was wondering why do i worry a lot
User :   when i look back i find tht i have been in some situation where i have worried a lot on not so important issues
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
may i know your age and gender
User :   32 male
Doctor :   what kind of issues is bothering you ?
User :   i mean in general i worry a lot
User :   as a child worrying about results
Doctor :  
what do you keep thinking or worrying about?
Doctor :  
User :   about future
Doctor :  
User :   if there is any small problem i think something bigger is coming
User :   for example
User :   i had back ache
Doctor :  
User :   i read online and started thinking of worst
User :   but its been 10 years now and i am still ok
User :   so i mean to say is i should not have worried
Doctor :  
User :   now i m over it
User :   but it takes a big toll on my health
User :   and that is just an example
User :   i hope u got it what i mean to say
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
it is your wrong interpretation of the online information which caused you to worry
Doctor :   like wise if you keep interpreting things in the negative manner it is obvious that worries will be more
Doctor :  
you ned always think positive
User :   yes but why do i think of the worst
Doctor :  
every body do think of worst not only you
Doctor :  
but they assess the situation and find themselves are not into it and easily get over it
Doctor :  
but if you don't assess anf find out the facts, than the negative though will really seems big problem
User :   hmm
User :   is there any medicine
Doctor :  
so all the thoughts need to be compared with the facts and if it seems to just a thought and doesn't have any connection with reality than you need to discard them
Doctor :   no there is no medicine to change or block the thought process
User :   no i mean to stop anxiety
User :   or to relieve
Doctor :   to relieve the anxiety symptoms there is medicines
Doctor :  
what symptoms you have due to anxiety ?
User :   i just worry a lot
User :   think a lot on any pending matter
Doctor :  
this is not anxiety
Doctor :   in anxiety it is more of physical symptoms
User :   like?
Doctor :  
like sweating, tremors of hands, racing heart beat, unknown fear
User :   no
Doctor :  
difficulty in breathing,
User :   i do not have anyof those
User :   so far
Doctor :   so only it is not anxiety
User :   i had some sweating that is long back
User :   but only 1 instance
Doctor :   ok
User :   but not on regular basis
Doctor :  
what you have is thought disorder
Doctor :  
where you give more importance to things which needs to be give less importance
Doctor :   and preoccupied with negative thoughts
Doctor :  
not to worry
User :   i agree
User :   so how do i not get occupied with negative thoughts
Doctor :   try yourself not to think negative,
Doctor :  
if at all it occurs
Doctor :  
try to divert your attention
Doctor :   but indulging in a different activity than what your doing at that time
Doctor :  
say if you are alone and you start thinking
Doctor :  
and it starts affecting you
Doctor :  
try doing some house hold work
Doctor :   or like wise
User :   ok
Doctor :  
this will immediately put brakes on the thought process
User :   to me this is like trying to avoid a situation
Doctor :   and over a period of time you can see that the negative thoughts will reduce in occurrence and one day they will disappear also
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :  
basically avoid the situation which will give you the negative thoughts
User :   but trying to avoid a though will not change the reality (i think it this way)
Doctor :   thinking in negative terms is just waste of time
Doctor :   try doing it
Doctor :  
than only the difference can be appreciated
User :   iwill try
User :   thanks doctor
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   i think thats pretty much
Doctor :   thanks for consulting healthcare magic

Doctor :  
bye for now
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