Intrusive thoughts: Why we have them and how to stop them

Intrusive thoughts: Why we have them and how to stop them

Intrusive thoughts are unwanted and unpleasant thoughts that can come out of nowhere.

There are different types of intrusive thoughts, including violent acts, aggression, self-doubt and leaving tasks unfinished among others.

It’s common to have an intrusive thought every once in a while.

Noting that intrusive thoughts occur randomly, there are no causes behind them.

Intrusive thoughts may not be the result of an underlying condition and anyone can experience them.

Even though these thoughts are powerful, the best way to manage them is to reduce your sensitivity to the thought and its contents.

You can also opt for cognitive behavioral therapy and medications after doctor's advice to manage intrusive thoughts.

Consulting a doctor can also help in understanding the causes and possible treatments to overcome its impact.