It seems that you are taking multiple medications but are still experiencing symptoms. Have you reported this to your prescribing physician? If not, you should. He or she needs feedback about whether or not your medicine is working.
Medication has been prescribed but what about counseling? Counseling might be what’s missing from your treatment. Counseling is an essential element in the treatment of many mental health disorders.
You might benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT involves identifying distorted beliefs, analyzing faulty assumptions and correcting thinking errors. Negative thoughts can lead to maladaptive behaviors.
Ask your psychiatrist for a referral to a therapist. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has many mental health treatment programs. There should be many mental health experts with whom you can meet and who specialize in CBT and other evidence-based treatment approaches.
For many people, negative thinking becomes a habit that can be difficult to break. It becomes second nature. Try to focus on the truth. The truth will help to combat your negative thinking.
When a negative thought occurs, ask yourself the following questions: Where’s the evidence? Am I the only one who thinks this? What would other people say? Those are just a few questions that will help you discern the truth.
Finally, you might find this article helpful. It addresses constant worry and how to “turn your brain off.” It contains some good advice. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle