Is overthinking a mental disorder?

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  • KTJoe
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    People are different how they think process information is based on background. Overthinking might be understood as mental by one person yet another would view it as brillant.

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  • 1 year ago

    The word "overthinking" is subjective and implies that there is a limit to how much a person should think. There is obviously no line being drawn except by the individual who uses that term. To suggest that the extent to which a person thinks could be classified as a mental illness is absurd because it depends on the metric of reasoning rather than the metric of volume.

    Psychologists could technically determine levels of thinking in terms of "normal" and "abnormal" by using statistical analysis of data collected by experiments that could measure cognition. However, abnormal in this case would not indicate a mental illness, in fact it could indicate intelligence.

    .....and if by chance a self-righteous psychologist wanted to classify an "appropriate" amount, who exactly would determine this amount? The ignorant masses?

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  • 1 year ago

    If it becomes obsessive, then it could be indications of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder which has its roots in anxiety. Excessive anxiety is rooted in fear and a psychiatrist and/or a psychotherapist can help address that issue. Short of being a medical issue (requiring medication), a good psychotherapist can help with coping skills.

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  • 1 year ago

    not necessarily, it depends on what else is going on

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    • Holy Vengeance
      Lv 5
      1 year agoReport

      Why don't you shut the hell up Ray. After all, you're obviously some annoying net troll who likes to start arguments with people over the internet for fun, because you have nothing better to do with your idiotic mind.

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  • Ann
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    I wonder. I do it way too much.

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  • 1 year ago

    It sure seems like it could be.

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  • 1 year ago

    Many mental disorders get worse overthinking the disorder.

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  • susan
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    It could be caused by OCD or some other type of anxiety disorder.

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  • 1 year ago

    Only if you believe Stockholm syndrome is a real mental disorder. Overthinking is perfectly normal but causes people to want to nap and forget things. Overthinking is probably the only way some people will ever learn and solve their issues because they cannot learn the other way.

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  • 1 year ago

    people think too much because they really hate for what happened. it is called "regret".

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