MYST 139: Get Obsessed!

What is an obsession?According to Merriam-Webster:

According to Merriam-Webster: a persistent disturbing preoccupation with an often unreasonable idea or feeling;

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V):

  1. recurrent and persistent thoughts, impulses, or images that are experienced, at some time during the disturbance, as intrusive and inappropriate and that cause marked anxiety or distress
  2. the thoughts, impulses, or images are not simply excessive worries about real-life problems
  3. the person attempts to ignore or suppress such thoughts, impulses, or images, or to neutralize them with some other thought or action
  4. the person recognizes that the obsessional thoughts, impulses, or images are a product of his or her own mind (not imposed from without as in thought insertion)

Sounds bad, right?

Not always.

Measure and record everything you eat!
Measure and record everything you eat!

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