Having obsessive thoughts is common in the general population. We are thinking beings and we must normalize the fact of harboring a multitude of random ideas.
The problem appears when they become manic and limit daily functioning. This usually happens because the person places too much value or importance on thinking about something.
In this way, the thought goes from being a simple mental event to becoming a problem of a psychological nature that often prevents the sufferer from leading a normal life. It should be borne in mind that, in general, it tends to affect very perfectionist and responsible people, sometimes excessively.
Let’s dive into it in the next article.