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Mental problem, stress. Scared of time constantly passing. Is it an obsession?

Hi. I am currently off work with severe anxiety states - I have never had time off for this before although have had episodes over the years I have just 1 intrusive thought that scares me - time is constantly passing. No other thoughts. What I mean is that everything I am doing now is passing/has gone. I have seen a pyscho about this just once so far - useless! 5 weeks ago I was fine, but have dealt with a lot of stress recently. Is it a stress reaction? Have I sensitised my mind so much that this has become an obsession?
Asked On : Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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Hi there, thanks for asking. Preoccupation about the past could be a sign of depression. Depression has several kinds like major depression, minor depression, dysthymia, etc and some of need medication while others are treated with talk sessions. As you mentioned stress can provoke the onset of depression. It is very good if you practice some methods which reduce your stress level, like Yoga, etc adn if you still feel that situation is not getting better, you can take advantage of consulting with a psychiatrist. I wish you the best health.
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