interfering thought

(IN-ter-FEER-ing thawt)

An unpleasant memory or idea that occurs often in a person’s everyday thoughts and keeps him or her from thinking about other things. Interfering thoughts can make sleep difficult and make a person unable to carry out daily activities. Also called intrusive thought.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "interfering thought"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "pensamiento interferente"

Recuerdo poco placentero o idea que se presenta a menudo en los pensamientos diarios de una persona y le impide pensar en otras cosas. Los pensamientos interferentes dificultan el sueño e impiden que la persona realice sus actividades diarias. También se llama pensamiento intruso.