Blaming yourself when things go wrong might be more dangerous than you think.
A study shows people who are hard on themselves may be more likely to develop Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
Researchers from the University of Hiroshima testing the theory which links feelings of personal responsibility and the likelihood of these two mental health disorders.
They discovered participants who scored higher in inflated responsibility were more likely to exhibit obsessive behaviors such as excessive hand washing or comb cleaning.
The study finds those with OCD were tortured by negative thinking, while those with GAD worry about everything.
Experts say simply questioning your fretting may help you snap out of it.
So, the next time you want to point the finger at yourself, try giving yourself a break for the sake of your health.