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Beyond Intrusive Thoughts
Jul 14 2022
Beyond Intrusive Thoughts
Nearly everyone experiences intrusive thoughts, which are disturbing thoughts that seemingly materialize out of nowhere. Any sort of disturbing thought that causes distress can be classified as intrusive thoughts, which can cause worry or anxiety. In today’s BioBeyond, we’re going to explore both the social side and scientific side of intrusive thoughts.Sources ListAbraham, M. (2020, October 10). Anxiety and intrusive thoughts: An introduction. Calm Clinic - Information about Anxiety, Stress and Panic. Retrieved May 26, 2022, from, K. (2021, October 1). Managing intrusive thoughts. Harvard Health. Retrieved May 26, 2022, from identify mechanism that helps us inhibit unwanted thoughts. University of Cambridge. (2017, November 3). Retrieved May 26, 2022, fromühn, S., Schmiedek, F., Brose, A., Schott, B. H., Lindenberger, U., & Lövden, M. (2013). The neural representation of intrusive thoughts. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, 8(6), 688–693. Rebetez, M., Rochat, L., Barsics, C., & Van der Linden, M. (2018). Procrastination as a Self-Regulation Failure: The Role of Impulsivity and Intrusive Thoughts. Psychological reports, 121(1), 26–41. Koenig-Robert, R., & Pearson, J. (2020). Decoding Nonconscious Thought Representations during Successful Thought Suppression. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 32(12), 2272–2284. Schmitz, T. W., Correia, M. M., Ferreira, C. S., Prescot, A. P., & Anderson, M. C. (2017). Hippocampal GABA enables inhibitory control over unwanted thoughts. Nature communications, 8(1), 1311. Sreenivas, S. (2021, March 22). Intrusive thoughts: What are they? WebMD. Retrieved May 26, 2022, from