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Hi. I have been having many obsessive thoughts, for 3 days because my friend gave me the news that he got cancer, upon receiving that news, I felt such a deep fear, that from that day I can not stop having thoughts like "he is going to dying, some day he will not be here, someday we will not talk again "and having these thoughts I am so afraid, I have anxiety and I do not know if that is the reason of having all these thoughts by most of the day. Help me, how could I stop thinking?

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Hi. I have been having many obsessive thoughts, for 3 day...
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health problem. Symptoms typically include recurring thoughts and repetitive actions in response to the recurring thoughts. A common example is recurring thoughts about having fear of illness, germs and dirt, with a need to wash your hands repeatedly to "clean off the germs" However, there are many other examples like sexual thoughts, counting, checking, orderliness, etc. When the suffering is much usually the individuals have secondary depression/ or anxiety. The usual treatments are cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant medicine, or both. Treatment often works well to reduce the symptoms and distress of OCD greatly. Consult a psychiatrist. All the best.
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