Are intrusive thoughts distracting you? Actually, everyone experiences intrusive thoughts off and on; it’s when they become so frequent that they disrupt your ability to manage your daily activities and life responsibilities that you may need to explore things a bit further.
Intrusive thoughts that are ongoing and feel unmanageable may be a sign of a number of mental health conditions, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). On the other hand, depending on their intensity and how long they’re lasting, intrusive thoughts may also be simply an indication that you’re experiencing a particularly stressful life event.
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