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How reduce Obsessive compulsive disorder and overcome memories from getting mental breakdown?

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how do you stop ocd and memories,actions from a mental breakdown where your mind did go over? No one ever tells you this or no reading on it?
Posted Mon, 30 Dec 2013 in General Health
Follow-up: How reduce Obsessive compulsive disorder and overcome memories from getting mental breakdown? 16 minutes later
I go to a CBT therapist,she said you have to take your attention else where and not dig at a mental breakdown, don't make a big deal out of it because you cannot make since out of it, its altered state of mind. But are there step by step instructions I can do,because she said when you dig at it,it can cause you pain and it does. I hate this shit breakdown and I am tired of it. I faced into this hell,but even after you do it, there were effects I didnt know would happen, but I didnt know you could get caught up in it because it would take me out and put me in like a bubble or trance and my dad thought it was depression,because you really don't know whats taking you out. You can't see it really so I never felt pain from it. Just what the breakdown did to my mind. After I faced into it I got confused on it because a psychatrist I went to didnt really know what it did to me, he thought I remembered it because I never saw him much because when I came out of it I was good as new.
Follow-up: How reduce Obsessive compulsive disorder and overcome memories from getting mental breakdown? 30 minutes later
my e mail address is YYYY@YYYY . Could someone answer now? Also I am not bipolar and I take cymbalta I got from my GP doctor. I will never go to a psychatrist again, I don't have terrible anxiety from it but I feel funny about it,even when I tell myself not too. The psychatrist gave me Xanax which I stopped and that almost killed me,because I learned from reading it effects your own GABA chemicals in your brain which causes a rebound effect. I do not know why a psychatrist would ever give you that stuff. It should be outlawed. I never asked for it. That is not the answer for a mental breakdown that old.
Answered by Dr. Srikanth Reddy 2 hours later
Brief Answer: It could be very well be an OCD Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query. I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through. The fact that you have repeated thoughts about your mental breakdown and you feel distressed about it suggests that you probably have an OCD with depressive episode. Your CBT therapist is right in stating that you should not bother so much about the past and try to dwell in the present.You should try to understand that your thoughts guide your mood and your mood is determined by the way you think. You should try to understand that thinking in which way helps you more. Does thinking about your mental breakdown really help you? If not you should control your thought or else the medications will help you do that. Fluoxetine and fluvoxamine are good meds that can help you in this illness. Xanax does cat on the GAbA but all said it is not that troublesome and the effects are all reversible. There is no need to be so much worried about the xanax. Hope I am able to answer your concerns. If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you. If not, you may close the discussion and if possible you may rate the answer for me, so that I get a good feedback. In future if you wish to contact me directly, you can use the below mentioned link: Wish you good health, Kind regards Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.
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