intrusive thought

(in-TROO-siv 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 interfering thought.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "intrusive thought"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "pensamiento intruso"

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. Tambien se llama pensamiento interferente. También se llama pensamiento interferente.