- Stuck thoughts; thoughts, mental images, concepts,
songs, or melodies that "stick" in your mind
and replay over and over again.
Thoughts, concepts, mental images, melodies,
or songs seemingly get “stuck” in your mind:
No matter what you do,
you seemingly can’t stop your mind from thinking of them
over and over again. In every undistracted moment you find your
mind replaying the unwanted thought, concept, melody, or song.
These thoughts are like a hamster running on a squeaky hamster
wheel in the background. No matter what you are doing, that squeaky
wheel seems to be always turning.
Many become distraught and worry that their mind is “stuck” in
a never-ending loop. Others fear that the loop could get worse
and may never end.
This anxiety symptom is often referred to as “unwanted” and “repetitive” thoughts.
Some refer to it as “obsessions” or “obsessional
NOTE: There are direct physiological and
psychological reasons why anxiety symptoms occur. The members
area contains detailed information about common anxiety
symptoms including what they are, why they occur, and what you can do
to eliminate them. It includes the anxiety symptoms "Stuck" thoughts.