Is overthinking a mental disorder?

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Last Updated: 05/28/2019 at 6:43pm
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endearingLion70
March 19th, 2018 12:11pm
Some people tend to overthink. If it becomes so disturbing that your normal life is affected it is time to look for counseling so you can find ways to tone it down.
brightBraid24
August 6th, 2018 7:49am
Overthinking can be a result of focusing too much on the past or about the future. I would suggest you to try and live in the present. Whenever you catch yourself thinking about the past or the future make a conscious effort to bring your attention back to the present
OptimisticEars65
October 15th, 2018 12:56am
The first think is to understand is that overthinking is human. Being human means we have a brain and tend to observe, react, sense, feel, Think. Some say because it was a evolutionary purpose, for others it can be genetics predisposed. The important part is to understand that what over thinking is doing and how it is becoming unproductive to you is the first step. To be aware that over thinking is not a mental disorder but it is a symptom. We all over think and when it comes to the point where it is effecting our daily lives to sleep to life balance that is when we need to seek expert attention.
Anonymous
May 28th, 2019 6:43pm
The simple definition of overthinking is to think about something too much or for too long. A lot of people, on hearing this definition, would think that they have this disorder. After all, who doesn't go a single day without overthinking something? We wonder if we're making the right choices from small things like if we chose the fastest route on our commute that morning or chose the right restaurant for dinner to things like our children's well being and our family's safety and security. We wonder about everything happening in our lives. But that's actually normal. It's normal to wonder.