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Constantly Thinking Disorder: is it a real thing?

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Constantly Thinking Disorder: is it a real thing?
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February 5th, 2017 11:44am
"Hyper Cognitive Activity" is the closest actual disorder to that, but remember this: nobody stops thinking, ever, so don't beat you up.
February 24th, 2016 8:03pm
It might be. I find that with my anxiety, I am constantly thinking and in turn it influences my anxiety even more. It might turn out to be its own disorder.
October 15th, 2016 8:42pm
I would say it's probably a real thing, I've never heard of it, but if it is a real thing, I definitely have it.
April 28th, 2017 9:54am
I didn't know that there was a term for this because I always called it "overthinking." But yes, I do think that this is a real thing. When you overthink too much, it can really hinder your social life and how you approach things. For example, say you overthink that you're going to trip and fall while you walk. When you're walking, you're going to be overly cautious because you kept thinking that you might trip. So yes, it's a real thing.
February 28th, 2016 9:02am
Yes of course, constantly thinking about your future and your past and not enjoying your present. Thinking about the mistakes you did or the things that could go wrong in future
March 13th, 2016 4:32am
I would say no , because constantly thinking is apart of the human experience, especially as an introvert. Sometimes your thoughts never stop, but that isn't a bad thing. Unless your thoughts are causing distress by becoming anxiety or over excitement, and it's making you miserable constantly. Then I guess that would be an anxiety disorder rather than an over thinking disorder, I'm not sure on this answer.
April 27th, 2016 8:12am
"Constantly Thinking Disorder" is very real for people who have constant thoughts and never get a break.
February 2nd, 2017 12:06pm
I don't know the answer to that and not a person qualified to answer this so please take the following with a pinch of salt....what I do know is the voice is in all our heads..don't worry but try to find gaps of pauses, it's about learning to focus...its hard we've been used to this voice all our lives and now we want to tell it to stop......good tips....sit in a quiet place with no distraction, a park, a green environment or even your room with no distractions (No phones or tv switch everything off)....and just focus on yourself, your body etc. do this every day for 1 minute...eventually the voice will come back and your mind will wonder again...when you realise this come back to the thing that you were focussing on). do this every day, eventually, you'll start seeing of luck to all of us with this
May 12th, 2018 3:11pm
Not to my knowledge however you may be experiencing overthinking which, although not a medical disorder, is quite a tricky phenomenon to deal with. Just try to handle what is within your control.
May 19th, 2018 3:47am
Eating disorders are real and serious. It's not that someone just doesn't want to eat, or they could keep it down, or that they just eat too much. Eating disorders are actual problems that people deal with. If someone wanted to eat more, keep it down, or not eat so much, I'm sure they would. People with these disorders are not alone and can be helped.
June 28th, 2018 6:33pm
Constantly thinking disorder is real but would be called an anxiety disorder with constantly thinking being one of the symptoms of an anxiety disorder.
July 29th, 2018 12:09am
No. It is normal to overthink sometimes. There is no such thing as constantly thinking disorder. Our brains are constantly thinking and never stop thinking till death.
August 17th, 2018 1:26am
That's a really interesting question. On the one hand, from personal experience I definitely feel like I am constantly thinking. I always feel the need to keep myself entertained, and boredom feels downright painful. I can see how this can be problematic because if I'm constantly thinking, I'm constantly burning oh-so-precious energy that I could be saving for much more productive things! On the other hand, what would it even feel like to not think? Do we count perception as thought? Are observations thought? Or are we only counting a running internal monologue as 'Thought'? Depending on how broadly we define the term, would we even be conscious of the passage of time if we weren't thinking? If that's the case then CTD isn't so much a disorder as it is a function of consciousness. Or maybe I just think too much!
May 22nd, 2019 10:41pm
Constantly thinking to some people is a real thing. I have that problem. I constantly overthink every situation I have to face. Or I think about everyone else's decisions in life. It's a real thing but you have to face those thoughts and tell them to back off. Whatever you do, don't let it control you, that's what I did. It can get really bad and very scary. But I believe that you can make it through this. Try writing down what you think or explain to me what you're thinking. What do you think of the most?
January 15th, 2016 4:12pm
It's not a diagnosable mental health condition no (as in not in the DSM). However constantly thinking or ruminating is often a feature of anxiety disorders.
January 20th, 2016 7:01am
There are disorders that include such symptoms of hyperactivity and constant overflow of thought. ADD, ADHD and anxiety disorders tend to match this description. It can be difficult to focus on a single idea and bouncing from thought to thought or escalating ideas are common.
January 21st, 2016 2:19pm
yes it is, because of our imaginary thoughts that sometimes we couldn't understand it made us fell anxious
January 22nd, 2016 11:22am
As humans, we like to think a lot and over-complicate simple stuffs in life, it may be very true. But it is good only if it helps adds value to our life.
January 23rd, 2016 5:34am
I think it's a false thing because even with disorder you can still find ways to change the way you think.
January 23rd, 2016 10:01pm
If you're thinking about something way too much and panicking about it then yes . If you're just thinking things which is happening in reality and you're not over thinking about it then its normal.
January 24th, 2016 6:34pm
We are probably always thinking. If the conscious thinking interferes with your work activities, social life and your well being, it's most likely a disorder.
January 30th, 2016 12:53am
I don't think so. I mean I don't think it's a disorder. We as human beings always think about things. In fact, it is literally impossible to not think about anything. You'd have to be brain dead or just dead. So no I don't think it's a disorder. I think it is natural for us to always think about things.
January 31st, 2016 12:36am
I believe this is a disorder. Because it's keeping you from doing what you like to do on a normal day
February 11th, 2016 2:33am
Absolutely not! Everyone is constantly thinking and those who can't compensate or understand this often associate themselves with a disorder.
February 12th, 2016 7:16am
Everyone thinks constantly to one degree or another, except maybe for the people who have trained themselves to have a quiet mind. The frequency and the content of the thoughts is maybe what varies from person to person, but whether someone chooses to label it a "disorder" is up to them. If that's the way they understand the condition, that's their worldview. You have to find your own.
February 13th, 2016 12:37am
Constantly thinking is not a mental disorder, but it could be linked to other disorders such as anxiety or depression, depending what the thoughts are.
February 21st, 2016 10:25pm
I think that would be more catorgized as a panic disorder. In my expierence I've had racing thoughts which is linked to my anxiety.
February 25th, 2016 1:26pm
this sounds a lot like anxierty, not been able to control your thoughts, a constant state of worry and tension concerning everyday events,
February 26th, 2016 3:52pm
Not sure if its a good thing but you shouldnt break your head thinking. I think you should get your mind off something into something you like doing. I as well have a lot of thinking but i talk to my fiance or play with my son to get my mind off of things
March 2nd, 2016 6:41am
Yes, it's definitely a real thing! Many people are overwhelmed by their over-active thoughts and mind, which can be very stressful and frustrating.