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Irrational fears

In any situation, I’m always worried about the worst outcome. I’m scared of scenarious that could happen but are not most likely! I’m not sure if its just being cautious or irrational. I lived in the Bronx for a year before moving out and ever since, I’m always watching my back when i walk on the road even in a suburb of minnesota. I’m double checking the lock on front door, windows. These are just a couple of examples. It all started when I went on a youtube binge of ‘unsolved murders’. There’s something about true crime thats chilling to the bone and haunting. For the next few days, I couldn’t sleep cuz I was scared someone would break into my house. The paranoia subsided considerably in the next weeks but I developed irrational fears ever since. Has anyone experienced this?

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Hi , I have experienced something similar and have been going to a therapist for a few months now. What I've been working on is understanding my own thought patterns and how they lead to certain behaviours. Your mind is in protection mode all the time even when it doesn't need to be which causes anxiety. My understanding is that our 'caveman' brain is set to function this way to keep us alive but we no longer fight Tigers to survive so our brain finds something else to fear and fight... Don't know if that makes sense? If you like to read them there are some good self help books out there which might help you understand and cope with your anxious thoughts. Best wishes

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Thank you

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