Deciphering unwanted thoughts that surge during anxiety
December 6th, 2017
Filed under: Anxiety disorder by ATAC Team

The feeling of anxiety is a normal part of life, especially when asking someone out on a date, taking an important test, making a presentation or attending a meeting. However, anxiety disorders pack a powerful punch of intense symptoms that can significantly disrupt one’s life.

One of the most intrusive symptoms is the occurrence of unwanted and irrational ‘crazy thoughts.’ Since such thoughts perturbing in nature, they surge the feeling of guilt and embarrassment in a person. Moreover, they make a person miserable by making him or her lose touch with reality. Generally, the intensity of such nagging thoughts is directly proportional to the severity of anxiety.

‘Crazy thoughts’ are often those thoughts that seem odd, weird, offbeat, bizarre, etc.  Digressing from one’s normal thought patterns, they have the potential to trigger panic attacks and other problems. Such upsetting thoughts usually revolve around one’s health, sanity, self-worth, loved ones, family, friends, co-workers, etc. They are about sensitive and intense topics related to existential, reality, spiritual or sexual matters.

Frightening images and random worries define intrusive thoughts

Crazy thoughts accompany anxiety are varied. However, not all crazy thoughts are because of anxiety disorder. Any thought can be considered bizarre since the concept of ‘intrusive thoughts’ is quite subjective in nature and the definition differs from person to person. However, the below-mentioned characteristics can help a person in identifying such thoughts:

  • Unwarranted images: This usually accompanies people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), but other forms of anxiety disorders can also be associated with the flashing of abnormal images in the mind. Usually, such images include intense violence or aggressive sexual situations. These images can be highly distressing and are often caused by anxiety.
  • Random worries: Some people experience random worries that may occur quite frequently without any logical basis. These strange worries tend to make a person uncomfortable and upset due to the intense fear of losing his or her mind. The worries can be as bizarre as religious impropriety, sexual perversion, losing control, etc. Most of the times, it becomes difficult to erase such intrusive thoughts from the mind. As a result, people constantly fear of going mad.
  • Dizzying thoughts: The above-mentioned thoughts may occur so rapidly that the person going through them begin to feel dizzy with an intensity. One’s head begins to spin due to the circulation of uncontrollable thoughts and exaggerated worries.

Indulging in creative activities helps

Whether anxiety surges because of the obsessive nature of a person’s thoughts or anxiety triggers unwarranted thoughts, the fact is that such unusual and ‘crazy’ thoughts occur due to strange fears. However, almost every second person has experienced weird thoughts about inappropriate things.

Hence, their occurrence can be regarded as rather normal. The only difference is that people who do not have anxiety disorders are able to laugh it away while others are affected deeply by such overwhelming feelings. The latter are the people who may require some form of psychiatric interventions to limp back to a normal state of mind.

Depending on the level of anxiety, people may need treatment not just for the thoughts  but also for the anxiety that allows those thoughts to affect them. If you or your loved one is struggling with any anxiety disorder, it is imperative to seek professional help. The Anxiety Treatment Advisors of Colorado offers a variety of evidence-based treatment plans. Call our 24/7 helpline number 866-891-2539 to connect with the best anxiety disorders treatment centers in Colorado. Alternatively, you can also chat online with our medical representatives for accessing information pertaining to anxiety disorders treatment in Colorado.

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