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Identifying intrusive thoughts

There are some signs to look for:

  • The thought is unusual for you. An intrusive thought is usually very different from your typical thoughts.
  • The thought is bothersome, something you want to push out of your mind.
  • The thought feels hard to control. Intrusive thoughts are often repetitive and won’t go away.

When these thoughts emerge, try taking the following steps:

  1. Identify the thought as intrusive. 
  2. Don’t fight with it. When you have an intrusive thought, just accept it.
  3. Don’t judge yourself. Know that having a strange or disturbing thought doesn’t indicate that something is wrong with you.


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