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Thought-stopping is a process of concentrating on an unwanted thought
and then suddenly stopping and clearing your mind. When you practice this
process repeatedly on an unwanted thought, over time the unwanted thought
occurs less often. Eventually the thought may not occur at all or will be easy
to dismiss immediately.
Whenever the unwanted thought occurs, interrupt it as soon as you
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerSteven Locke, MD - Psychiatry
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Steven Locke, MD - Psychiatry
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