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I have benn having this problem and i dont know what it is

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hi there. My name is***** have benn having this problem and i dont know what it is or what to do about it.
Many times I will be looking at one of my kidsand all of a sudden i would imagine something really terrible happening to them. I would actually feel all the emotions that go with it if it really did happen. they seem to last about a minute or so. Some times they are only about 20 seconds and then i would snap out of it. they used to be about 5 a day. Now i am down to about 2 or three a week. I had time line therapy for it and it went away, but now it seems to be creeping back in. Can you help me?
Thanks heaps. Can you please tell me what is wrong with me.

Dear *****,

It sounds like you are experiencing an anxiety disorder where you make false predictions and pay the emotional price. I would suggest that you engage in a period of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In CBT you learn new ways to think and act and as a result your feelings change. CBT is evidenced based as the most effective form of psychotherapy for anxiety disorders, See for a description of CBT.


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