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Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders

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Anxious About Opinions

Hello,

I'm 24 and living in Europe. I have been diagnosed with anxiety and hypochondria, and the latter pretty much under control now. But one thing bothering me still is that I'm really sensitive when it comes to others' opinions. It's almost like I don't let people think differently. Even when I don't agree with someone really hard, it bugs me for quite a time and doesn't let me get really involved in anything else since there is ALWAYS someone for or opposed to something and I'm not able to simply read, disagree and move on, but obsess over something someone wrote, fearing it might be true, even when knowing it's not. I'm pretty confident that it comes from my anxiety. So, my question is, are there any tools which I can use to become more confident about my opinions and less obsessed with other's?

I hope my English isn't that hard to understand.

Thank you.

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