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Depression, Anxiety & Instrusive Thoughts

by Amber

Hi my name is Amber. I am 16 years old and about three months ago came down with depression, anxiety and horrible intrusive thoughts. I have always been the person to save spiders and bugs from being stepped on and rescue hurt birds, so to have these thoughts really scared me. I am on medication and that was helping but I still have intrusive thoughts and I always feel empty and I can not cry. I really need some advice and support. Thank you so much for this site.

Reply from Sound-Mind.org

Hello Amber,

Intrusive, obsessive thoughts are a common symptom of anxiety.
There are some self-help things you can do to help yourself, to learn what they are, please visit Obsessive Thinking: Ending Scary Thoughts

I think it's interesting that you express feeling "empty" and that you cannot cry. This could be a symptom of the medication you are on. Please be sure to let your parent/guardian and your doctor know of these feelings. Your doctor will be especially interested. I am sure that he/she will be able to help with that.

Whatever you do, be sure to stay in therapy while on medication. This will help you the most.

Hang in there and take one day at a time!
~Susan

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Depression, Anxiety & Instrusive Thoughts

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Mar 08, 2011
@ Amber
by: Dane

Hi Amber,

Just a thought - feeling "empty" or not being able to cry may also be symtoms of dissociation. You should probably discuss that with your doctor and a competent therapist.

Also, don't let the thoughts scare you so much. Most of us think many things we would never do. Just be aware and keep seeking help and answers.

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