Often Have Bad Thoughts And Possibilities?
Hello Doctor, I’m a 21 year old student. For quite a long time I have often thought / imagined dangerous things that might happen to me. For example when I see a big truck, I imagine how I could be run over. Or while waiting for the train on the platform, I imagine what if I jumped onto the tracks when the train came. Or when I’m on the balcony of a tall building, I imagine how it would be if I jumped down. Are these symptoms of mental disorders? What should I do? thanks.
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The human mind is indeed complex. The mind makes us have curiosity, makes us protected from problems, and makes us learn, both from pleasant and unpleasant experiences.
What happens to you, could be the realization of these things. Your mind wants to know what can happen if you jump from a tall building, get hit by a vehicle, or whatever. It could also be that the thought came precisely because you want to protect you, that because you could have been hit by a train in your current position, you will take protection by taking a few steps back. Or because you might fall from a height, you will not approach the edge of the building. All of this is normal and you don't need to worry too much.
Of course it will be a different story if you really do that. Another story if you really put yourself in dangerous conditions just to find out the taste. Like not moving away from tall buildings to really fall, or not moving away from the railroad tracks until the trains are very close. Another story if you actually take excessive preventive steps, like you are afraid of being hit by a train, so you do not want to ride the train. You are afraid of falling from a tall building, and you do not want to enter the building and so on. When this happens, your fear and curiosity are already endangering you and that might require professional help, such as a psychologist or a psychologist.
Apart from that, because the communication between you and us is limited, you know for yourself how far the thought has bothered you. If it is disturbing, even if it doesn't reach the point we illustrate, it doesn't matter if you still want to consult a psychologist or psychiatrist. Because in the end, as we said earlier, the human mind is indeed complex. So, hopefully answering your question.