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Preventing and overcoming section reads like a guidebook[edit]

The Preventing and overcoming section reads like an instruction set or guidebook. It might be possible to repair this section by removing imperative verbs and making other changes, but in its current state I think the section could simply be deleted.

You could make a case that this is an appropriate section to the article (after all, plenty of Wikipedia articles on medical topics do contain sections about treatment), but I do not think this article benefits quite as much from this section as other articles do from treatment sections. That being said, I am not 100% sold on deletion, curious to hear what others think. Tar-Elessar (talk) 20:53, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

Don't delete it please. It does need improvement. I wanted some section on dealing with AP so I put in a bare-bones stub hoping others would add to it. I welcome suggestions on how to improve it. Removing the imperative subsection titles would help and just use paragraph form instead. Tar-Elessar, do you have a good example of a treatment section I can use as a model? I could try a rewrite, perhaps finding more scholarly sources. StrayBolt (talk) 23:32, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
No worries, I won't delete it. As for some suggestions as to whether or how you could convert this to paragraph form, the manual of style has some good information on converting to prose. I don't have any more granular advice than that, this is admittedly not my strong suit. However, if you would rather not attempt the edits yourself, you can alert other editors to the issue by adding the prose template to the section if you think it's appropriate. Tar-Elessar (talk) 03:11, 6 September 2017 (UTC)


Boss, Jeff. "How to Overcome the 'Analysis Paralysis' of Decision-Making." Forbes, Accessed 22 Sept. 2018.

"Here's How To Stop Your Brain From Overthinking." The minds journal, Accessed 23 Sept. 2018.

Morin, Amy. "Science Says This is What Happens to You When You Overthink Everything." Inc, Accessed 23 Sept. 2018. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Samantha baird (talkcontribs) 07:23, 23 September 2018 (UTC)