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Can you get minor brain damage from thinking too hard?
« on: June 08, 2014, 07:54:26 PM »
I was in an argument with someone. Afterwards, as I was walking down the street, I was basically thinking really deep about like "What if he succeeds? What if I begin to think as he does?" I started putting myself in his shoes and thinking as he does and the left side of my head hurt really bad, I hated myself for doing that, and I still feel horrible. Is it possible to cause any brain damage with no physical trauma by thinking too hard?
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Re: Can you get minor brain damage from thinking too hard?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2014, 07:59:18 PM »
A-. . . Are you kidding?
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Re: Can you get minor brain damage from thinking too hard?
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2014, 08:00:51 PM »
I don't mean to sound condescending, but you have all of my wat right now.
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Re: Can you get minor brain damage from thinking too hard?
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2014, 08:03:44 PM »
Thank you for answering the question. I can find no clear consensus on what can and cannot cause brain damage. That's why it worries me so much. Like I can avoid bacterial ear infections by keeping water out of my ear and wearing ear protectors. But I can't prevent brain damage, because it can be caused by anything apparently.
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Re: Can you get minor brain damage from thinking too hard?
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2014, 08:16:21 PM »
Don't mean to sound rude here... But I've seen you ask about things like shaking your head, sitting up, touching your head, getting acne... And all of your topics sound the same "can xyz give you brain damage?"

If you're for real, and I'd hope you're not, I would suggest seeking out some help ASAP about your health anxiety. You're WAY over the deep end if you think that thinking hard will cause brain damage, and you need some help and someone to pull you out of the other side.

Again, don't mean to sound rude but these posts are getting ridiculous... You need some better help then we can provide at this point.
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Re: Can you get minor brain damage from thinking too hard?
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2014, 08:25:27 PM »
I'm sorry. Please delete this thread. I don't want to be judged. I won't come here anymore.
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Re: Can you get minor brain damage from thinking too hard?
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2014, 08:26:58 PM »
I think he's choosing to be harsh not to judge you, but to firstly comfort you by iterating how absurd the scenario is and secondly pointing out that you might actually want to consider psychiatric help.
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Re: Can you get minor brain damage from thinking too hard?
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2014, 08:28:37 PM »
I've seen a few of your posts too, and believe me, I understand the fear associated with health anxiety, however your fears would seem to be so minute as to interfere with your daily function. Even things so benign as moving or using your body in certain ways is triggering your anxiety.

Take the criticism in stride and acknowledge there's a good intention behind it, only poorly articulated.

Really, do consider medication or a therapist.
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Re: Can you get minor brain damage from thinking too hard?
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2014, 08:37:31 PM »
I will not go to therapy. I hate it, I have had horrible experiences with it in the past. I have been to psychiatric hospitals due to a psychiatrist's decision. I'm a shut in and I was diagnosed with Avoidant PD, I have no job or no money so my anxiety doesn't affect my daily life as I'm pretty much not living a life. I hate interacting with people because I'm so defective, even online.
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Re: Can you get minor brain damage from thinking too hard?
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2014, 08:40:14 PM »
These are conclusions that YOU are making. No one here believes you're defective. At least no more than the rest of us. In a very particular area.

Addressing what you've just described, your anxiety IS in fact interfering with your life. I highly recommend you see another therapist, and then another if you dislike that one. Find something that works. Do not roll over and die.

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Re: Can you get minor brain damage from thinking too hard?
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2014, 08:53:03 PM »
This topic is awesome
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Re: Can you get minor brain damage from thinking too hard?
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2014, 08:54:34 PM »
I know, I myself have come to the conclusion that I am defective. Hypochondria isn't my only problem. As I said I fear therapist, I know that they will spend ten minutes with me then want to send me to a psychiatric hospital, which I have no interest in returning to. I know that they have tons of patients and they believe that I'm a burden on their time, I know that they think I'm an egotistical basket case, I know that they're doing a job for money, I'm not going to pour my heart out to someone who is listening to get paid. If a had tons of money I could hire a super therapist who care more because I had more money, but I don't. I apologize for posting this thread.
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Re: Can you get minor brain damage from thinking too hard?
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2014, 08:56:00 PM »
This topic is awesome

I'm happy to provide schadenfreude, that has always been my purpose. At least I'm sacrificing for the happiness of others.
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Re: Can you get minor brain damage from thinking too hard?
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2014, 09:03:55 PM »
This topic is awesome

I'm happy to provide schadenfreude, that has always been my purpose. At least I'm sacrificing for the happiness of others.

What means " schadenfreude" ? From FInland, never heard.
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Re: Can you get minor brain damage from thinking too hard?
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2014, 09:06:53 PM »
This topic is awesome

I'm happy to provide schadenfreude, that has always been my purpose. At least I'm sacrificing for the happiness of others.

What means " schadenfreude" ? From FInland, never heard.

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