Racing Thoughts

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

A state in which the mind quickly switches between different thought or memories. It can be caused by many different medical or psychiatric conditions.

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  • Do you have racing thoughts or rapid thought patterns?

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References

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    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0165032718332567?via%3Dihub

  • Weiner L, Weibel S, de Sousa Gurgel W, Keizer I, Gex-Fabry M, Giersch A, Bertschy G. Measuring racing thoughts in healthy individuals: The Racing and Crowded Thoughts Questionnaire (RCTQ). Compr Psychiatry. 2018 Apr;82:37-44. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2018.01.006. Epub 2018 Jan 31. PMID: 29407357.

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