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Racing Thoughts

Question:

Is there medication to help get rid of or control racing thoughts? Are there alternate therapies available to eliminate racing thoughts without drugs?

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Answer:

Though racing thoughts can be a symptom of mental illness, they are not specific to any particular illness. Racing thoughts can occur during anxiety states, panic attacks, and during the ‘manic’ phase of bipolar disorders, as well as during drug intoxication states. You need to learn more about why you are having racing thoughts before you can know if there is any medication that can help you with them. I suggest a visit to your local psychiatrist is in order so that you can be properly diagnosed. The psychiatrist will be in the best position to know what medications might be helpful to you if you are indeed experiencing a clinical problem.

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