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I have persistent intrusive thoughts. Is it cause anxiety attacks?

Is it normal? does it mean I have Pure O? It's the only symptom of Pure O that I have.... BTW, these thoughts bother me, but not to the point where I have anxiety attacks.
Asked On : Mon, 26 Jul 2010
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The thoughts are intrusive and persistent. This not a normal occurrence unless you are not bothered by them and they are part of a thinking process that is productive and goal oriented. If intrusive thoughts are the only symptom, without an obvious or overt compulsion, you can consider the possibility of Pure-O, which is not an uncommon condition. For a diagnosis, you will have to get a thorough evaluation done by a mental health professional.


Abhijeet Deshmukh, MD
Answered: Wed, 26 Jan 2011
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