I am 21 years old female.I need to have song played in the background when i study. Otherwise, i am not able to study effectively and i drop into dreamy state as i find it too monotonous and not mind stimulating.Two months back, i was raped.It was a very painful episode and i was badly traumatized. I was in a very unhealthy mind state.I was in a terrible phobic state. However, I forced myself to study for my exams. In that mind state, the songs played was no longer pleasant.I begin to anticipate when it will over and my focus is that instead of the material that i am reading.after exams, i was on antidepressant prozac for 2 weeks because i developed anxiety, agarophobia and obsessive compulsive disorder.Now, i am free from anxiety and OCD. However, i still have the problem of anticipating for the song to end and i am only focussing on that.It is a learned response and i am not able to unlearn it.Is this curable or not?Please advise me doctor on how to cope.
The data you provided (raped two months ago, developed and treated anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder, not been able to focus on study and thinking abut the end of the msuci all the time) might indicate that you have not completely recovered from that awful event that turned your life upside down.
The anxiety and the agoraphobia were a normal response to that event. But please keep in mind that in most cases it takes a little longer to cope with the problem. You have to fight with the problem and the memory all the time to make yourself useful again.
My advice is to give yourself more time and take it easy. Psychotherapy might be a good choice. For example, behavioral therapy might help you cope with the surroundings and to accept the things the way they are and nothing more. Try learning without music. If you still have thoughts that you cannot control then it is not about the music at all. Relaxation techniques like yoga might also be helpful.
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