The way you think affects everything in your life. If you’re feeling down, this can color what you think about yourself, others, and other aspects of your life. While everyone can be affected by sad thoughts and feelings from time to time, if these thoughts and feelings are chronic, it’s time to get help.
If your daily life is bogged down by sad, compulsive, or negative thoughts, then the experienced and compassionate psychiatric providers at Alpha Care Medical in Seaford, Millsboro, Harrington, and Dover, Delaware, can help you. Our practice offers psychiatric therapy, and in this blog, we explain what can cause negative thoughts and how we can help.
Why you might think and feel the way you do
If you’re struggling with intrusive negative thoughts and worry, you might be living with a mental health condition. There are several common mental health conditions that can cause your perception of yourself and your situation to shift toward the negative.
Symptoms of depression include sadness, lack of interest in activities, and changes in sleep patterns and appetite. Depression can also affect the way you think. Negative thoughts associated with depression can revolve around yourself, someone you’re close to, an aspect of your lifestyle, and other things.
An estimated 40 million people in the United States live with anxiety, a spectrum of disorders characterized by excessive worry, fear, and apprehension. While temporary anxiety happens to everyone at some point, many people are unable to control these nervous feelings, which can have a big impact on their thinking.
Bipolar disorder, or BPD, is a mood disorder that can cause unusual variations in energy levels, mood, and behavior. The changes can last for hours, days, weeks, or months at a time.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common disorder that usually begins in childhood, though many people are diagnosed in adulthood. This condition can cause lapses in focus, an inability to remain still, and impulsive behavior. This condition has also been linked with depression and an inability to mitigate stress.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder often involves frequent, intrusive thoughts, as well as a severe concern for the safety of the sufferer and others. These symptoms can often interfere with daily life.
You can change the way you think about things
Focusing on positive thoughts might help some people in the short-term, but professional care is usually the best solution. At Alpha Care Medical, our experienced team of psychiatric and mental health professionals can provide a thorough evaluation and diagnose the issue. Then, we can prescribe proven treatments to help you get well.
If your thoughts are consistently negative, fearful, or intrusive, getting treatment is your best bet to getting well. Getting care can help you protect your mental health, physical health, and the relationships in your life.
The experts at Alpha Care Medical choose a holistic approach to treating mental and emotional health issues, offering psychiatric counseling for your mind, medical services for your body, and medicinal and nutritional therapy to maximize your quality of life.
But do note, that even with our top-quality treatments and guidance, change won’t happen overnight. However, over time, with consistent treatment and adherence to your prescribed self-care, we can help you get well and live life to the fullest.
To learn more about how we can help you change the way you think, book an appointment online or over the phone with Alpha Care Medical today.