How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Kelley Your Own Question

Kelley, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Category: Mental Health
Satisfied Customers: 1018
Experience:  BSW, MSW, LCSW
Type Your Mental Health Question Here...
Kelley is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Ever since I read about obsessions taking the form of something

This answer was rated:

Ever since I read about obsessions taking the form of something as bizarre as a letter of the alphabet I am obsessed with a particular letter on and off;its the absurdity and embarassment that bothers me as much as anything else.I am 64 and recently widowered and know that thestress of this has madeit worrse if not caused it.



Thanks for using JustAnswer!


It sounds like you may be having some OCD. I would recommend seeing a psychiatrist and therapist. A psychiatrist will be able to provide you some medications to help reduce your anxiety and stress which in turn should help reduce the repetative thinking. A therapist will help you work through what is going on and help you learn to manage your stress. In the meantime I would write down whatever is playing over and over in your head. Sometimes that helps and when you stop trying to not think about it and you allow your self to think about it, it can help.


I hope this helps. I am here to provide you with a satisfactory answer. Please let me know if I can assit anymore.

Kelley and other Mental Health Specialists are ready to help you

Related Mental Health Questions