Overthinking Disorder in Youth/ Mental Health issues in Teenagers | Guest Post by Kevin Grey

When sitting anywhere, are you expressing concern about past actions? Are you worried about the days ahead? Before going to bed, do you spend hours thinking about how happy you are? Uncontrollable thoughts about a particular person or thing? Does this sound familiar to you?

If you are always depressed that your mind won’t shut off, you may be suffering from overthinking disorder. It’s normal to reflect on upcoming and previous acts. Excessive thinking about the same thing, on the other hand, is not true. The overthinking disorder is popular among the youth, but its dysfunctional nature makes it increasingly harmful. You may have found that your son is constantly Worrying about his future and Ruminates on his worst experiences. He developed an overthinking disorder as a result of his uncertainty about the future and anxiety about past events.

Is it medically approved?

Overthinking is not a medical disorder by itself. But it can lead to anxiety, migraines, and a variety of other mental health problems. It’s normal to reflect on the past and the future. However, it becomes set over time and becomes bothersome if you overthink it.

You become a prisoner in your thoughts of your thoughts. You won’t be able to get out until you gain control of the situation.

Impacts on daily life?

Overthinking has a significant negative effect on one’s day-to-day life. Even while sleeping or having fun, overthinking disorder prevents the mind from relaxing. There may be something that causes you to become distracted and emotionally disengaged from the present moment. Let’s talk about something you’re probably familiar with. When you get into bed, it’s time to sleep. However, you cannot sleep because your mind is constantly holding your nerves and pouring out thoughts. That unknowingly makes you a patient with low blood pressure.

How it is affecting Youth/teenagers?

There is an increased concentration of overthinking disorder among youth. Teenagers who are suffering from anxiety have an overthinking condition. The overthinking disorder is widespread among youngsters and generates stress and anxiety. Ruminating and Worrying are two words that can be used to describe teenagers who are struggling. Ruminating implies that a person is thinking about things that happened in the past. That may be linked to some past acts and deeds that keep flaring up in your mind. Let’s take an example;

“This is not going to work” last time goes worst, which made me feel embarrassed in front of everyone.
“My colleagues were right telling me that I’m worthy for nothing” I will show them my best.  

Worrying is similar to ruminating. It also contains an excessive amount of thoughts about upcoming events. Young people are prone to worrying about the future. When you start worrying about it continuously, overthinking disorder takes over.

The least positive thoughts about the future are a signature of worrying.  The happiest events in a teenager’s future life are the focus of their overthinking condition. Let’s take an example;

“I’ll have a Bugatti one day, and those girls from high school would be flattered after me.”
“This is nothing, I’ll open my own company, and he will be my employ one day.”


Overthinking is not approved by medical scientists as a medical term. However, it has the potential to have long-term effects on both mental and physical health.

Overthinking disorder disrupts brain nerves, causing them to participate in rumination or worrying processes all of the time. This can harm one’s mental health. The human brain is similar to a machine that demands rest. Sleeplessness is caused by overthinking. Sleeping accomplishes this aim, but overthinking prevents it. The disease of overthinking exhausts your mind and never allows it to rest.

Mind and body correlate to each other. One is disturbed other will stop to respond either. Overthinking disorder in youth leads to physical health issues as well. Headache, body ache, tiredness, laziness, focused, and correspondence of mind and body.


Luckily, the overthinking disorder is curable****. Cure for overthinking disorder relies on natural processes. Nothing lasts forever. It will take time but will make your life easy and peaceful.

Figure out the reason:

Overthinking is based on thoughts. Figure out the reason for your overthinking. What is this for, and related to whom? What is the purpose of worrying and ruminating? Try to overcome those particular thoughts or choose a track to follow. That will help you overcome the overthinking disorder.

 Find a distraction:

Finding a distraction is never meant to be indulging in the other thoughts and star overthinking about them. Find a distraction when you start overthinking, Figure out some alternative activity or start doing something worth attention.

Inhale the air and exhale the tension:

The breathing process helps a lot to cure the overthinking disorder. Breathing exercises help you stay focused on the breathing process and cut out the extra thoughts from your mind.

 Pen it down:

 Your excessive thoughts might be something related to your future. You should try to write down your thoughts in your diary. That will help you find out a way straight to your goal and eliminate the extra thoughts from your mind.

Embrace your fears:

 Stop ruminating about the past and take a step away from it. You need to accept those past happenings and let down its fear. Past is a part of life but never let it stop you from moving on. Face the fear and eliminate overthinking from your life.

Live the moment:

Never let something get in the way of your goals. You are alive, and today is a pleasant and lovely day. Let go of other feelings and live in the moment. Don’t be concerned about tomorrow, and don’t be afraid of the past. Today is the day, so take advantage of it, my friend. That is the way things are.

Ask for help:

“Sharing is caring” ever heard of it? You have many people around who care about you. Your family and friends would love to listen to what you are going through. Try to share your problems and thoughts with them. That would help a lot.