Frightened of driving off the road: Normal or Nuts?
Dr. Keith Ablow weighs in
- Duration 3:11
- Date Aug 15, 2012
Dr. Keith Ablow weighs in
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And I normal -- -- it's a question ever and asks once in awhile it's a question we asked.
Back to keep at -- So today he's up in Boston any easy answers from the email that you sent -- good morning to you doctor.
Good morning all right first up on the normal and that's scale.
This person writes in when I'm driving I imagine myself driving off the side of the road especially bridges and -- -- prints I've had this feeling for as long as I can remember.
And my normal or am -- in it's doctor.
Well here's here's the thing you're not gonna drive off that embankment but this is crazy right this is -- Because it's obsessive.
It's a sign of obsessive compulsive disorder.
Now there's a reason why you would busy your mind with thoughts of this kind of thing which isn't gonna happen thank god.
But there are other things in your life that may look like you're going -- -- clip maybe your marriage your finances pay attention to those things.
And get to a psychotherapist because you shouldn't be hostage to this kind of dynamic.
All right here's the number two email organizing chores on a card I have a matrix.
With a -- square for 52 cards in the deck each card has an activity or -- on it every day at -- card I would do anything else until I completed I've done this for twenty.
Years -- get a little nervous though you're gonna say about this normal or not.
Listen it's number one it's normal OK but it's great.
Like I -- the patent on this thing.
This person has figured out -- defeat.
Being a procrastinate -- We all need that kind of thing sometimes our minds play tricks on us we gotta outsmart him what do you do you say look.
I'm not -- I think about this I draw the card -- clean up the bedroom that fabulous I men tell me where to send some money for some stock.
That's something that I'm all right then that third -- my friend Steve Doocy is consciously trying to criticize what do you.
My -- my plan a trip for example of a planned trip but my wife he puts it down it talks about a better vacation he took in South Carolina that he just insecure.
Or is he enough of your travel agent.
Well Steve doozies that the height of normality if in fact he's a role model for the rest of us.
Well now I'm not being completed -- yeah.
-- best person.
This person's crazy.
This person isn't your friend either.
This is somebody who self esteem.
-- to -- -- be your friend because everything you do is gonna end up being fought her for that person to try to reinforce.
A broken sense of self.
Go to therapy and don't make me send you -- prescription.
Because I'll do it.
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