Racing thoughts—fast, repetitive thought patterns about a particular topic—are a common feature of anxiety and other mental-health disorders.
But they can happen any time you are in an anxious or stressed state, even if you are not experiencing other symptoms.
What are racing thoughts a symptom of?
Racing thoughts can be brought on by bipolar disorder, defined by mood instability that range from extreme emotional highs, mania, to severe depression. During the manic phase of bipolar disorder is when racing thoughts usually occur.
Can you be bipolar and have anxiety?
Some of the symptoms of bipolar disorder can be associated with anxiety. panic attacks, severe anxiety, worry, or nervousness. avoiding activities that cause anxiety, while displaying mania, hypomania, or depression. having difficulties sleeping because of anxiety.
Does anxiety cause confusion?
Stress, anxiety or depression can cause forgetfulness, confusion, difficulty concentrating and other problems that disrupt daily activities.