Archives for April, 2012 - Page 4

Out-of-Control Moods

I’m a 19 year old female and have been experiencing issues with my mood. I’ve always been a very emotional and sensitive person but recently it’s gotten out of control. I describe it like a light switch, it’s as if my mood is controlled by someone that is switching on and off a light switch. I can go from happy and excited to depressed to hostile and angry, without any warning. I become self-destructive,...
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Boyfriend Cheated

My boyfriend and I have been dating for 8 months. He had a very rough childhood/teenage years including abuse, sex, drugs, alcohol. He was diagnosed with manic depression and schizophrenia at a young age and went through therapy and tried many different drugs. He is now 28, and doesn’t take any meds. He just got out of a 7 year relationship and I know it seriously broke him. We began as friends when we...
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Girlfriend’s Sexual Past Concerns Him

My girlfriend of 3-1/2 months has been widowed for 7 years. She tells me she’s only had sex with 5 men in her life. Her behavior with me was very aggressive and she has said things wil cause me to suspect there may have been many more than that since she was widowed. Should that concern me? A: Since you are in your 50s, I’m guessing your girlfriend is also a mature adult. It...
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Possible to Have Both PTSD and Bipolar Disorder?

I just recently got out of the military and i was diagnosed with ptsd after going to some behavioral sessions my last session the Dr. out of left field said i had bi polar symptoms and tried to say i was bi polar i was like yea right just because i went through some trama doesnt mean i am bi polar and if she does diagnose me with bi polar is it possible you...
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Extreme Anxiety

For as long as I can remember I have had extreme anxiety issues. I have social anxiety, but the main source of my anxiety is my health. I can’t do anything, and I mean anything without worrying that I am going to die. For example, me and my family went to Disneyland the other day, I was having panic attacks and worrying that I would either just drop dead for no reason or since...
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Stay or Go?

I’ve been in a relationship for 5 years, I’m 22 now, and I’m not sure if I should stay or leave. My boyfriend and I broke up two summers ago, after dating for about 3 -4 years and I saw another guy over that summer. I initiated the break up because I was unhappy and wanted to explore my options. Over the summer we were apart he seemed to change into a different person...
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Fearing Schizophrenia After Smoking Marijuana

Scary symptoms i need to know whats wrong with me i fear Schizophrenia…I smoked very strong Marijuana (hydro) at the start of the semester (2 months ago.) i had only smoked milder forms before that and not very much or often. I apparently had way too much and the effects of it sent me into a SEVER panic attack – heart pounding, tachecardia, cold all over. i ended up treating myself for shock and...
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Not Sure I Matter

Lately I’ve been treated really bad by my best friend. She lives with me because her mother isn’t the best. She’s been lying to me a lot lately and being mean to be all because she’s in a relationship. I just 20 minutes ago, found terrible things she’s told and said about me to her boyfriend. “She is…unattractive and #8221; “She needs to go #8221;. She’s told him VERY personal things I thought...
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Embarrassed at the Office

I know this is an odd question, but I’m wondering how to deal with the embarrassment of excessive gas within my workplace. Even though my stomach wasn’t bothering me and I didn’t feel myself pass gas, I guess I did and it smelled awful and everyone in the office was horrified, myself included. I didn’t say anything but I was so embarrassed and ashamed that I didn’t go to work the next day and...
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Too Anxious to Get Help for My Anxiety

I don’t know what to do. I’m so anxious and depressed I can’t even function. I’m able to hold my job, but that’s about it. I’m trying to patch things up with my best friend, who’s a sister to me, because I’ve fallen off the face of the planet for over a month again. I don’t mean to, I just get these times I can’t deal with people. Today I felt so anxious at...
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Dumped and Depressed

I got thrown away and lied to by my ex. We dated while he was still with her, for about 2 months. It didn’t feel right, but I was happier than I’d been in years with him, so I rarely complained. He finally told me he’d broken up with her; I was so happy. My happiness lasted 2 weeks, when he became distant and started acting weird. We went away the next week for...
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Sober Woman Dating a Drinking Man

Hi there. I have been dating a great guy for 4 months who doesn’t drink a lot and treats me well. I have never seen him overindulge, but his friends are partiers. Sober for years, I am okay with evenings out with people who are drinking as long as I can leave when I want. This is where the problem comes in. He says he’s fine with it, but the nonverbals disagree. This...
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