Archives for June, 2012

[Video] Never Want Treatment With Psychiatrist To End

I am a 56 year-old female. I have been in psychotherapy with a psychiatrist for over 10 years. I have battled depression, anxiety, and have some borderline personality disorder traits. I am so dependent on the relationship with my therapist that I sometimes “create” issues to justify my need for appointments. My attachment is almost painful. I would like to see him daily but of course that is not possible. I have talked to...
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Questions Regarding Schizophrenia

Dear therapist, I was wondering: When you have schizophrenia, you only hear voices or you also see things? If you do, can those visions be from a bad past experience or a childhood “trauma” or fear? For example someone is afraid of cats and sees cats everywhere. Can these hallucinations be influenced by highly stressing situations or by coexisting with other schizophrenic people? For example if someone believes that fish are bad and that...
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[Video] Full Of Pain And Difficulty Trusting

I was abused emotionally and physically as a child and I suffered the trauma of finding my mom after she shot herself. I have been diagnosed with PTSD and general anxiety disorder. I have tried medication and EMDR therapy, as well as counseling. My problem is that I’m full of anger and pain. I feel scared most of the time, and while I have a pretty healthy relationship with my husband, he’s the only...
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My Father is Abusive

Ok So My Dad Has A BIG Anger Problem. I’m Gonna Tell U Guy About Him And PLEASE Tell Me If He Needs Help Or If Its Not A Big Deal. Ok, So He Is Just So Angry All The Time And He Never Thinks Its His Fault Or Ever Says Sorry. So Some Of The Craziest Things Hes Done Is Throw A Bed At My Sister, Throw A Vacume At Me, Throw A...
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[Video] Why Do I Suddenly Start Crying?

Hi, I am a person who’s emotions are always close the surface. That is a problem at my job where at times, I will randomly start crying. When I have too much pressure, I cry. When I feel I’ve failed, I cry. Although my mind can put everything in perspective in a matter of seconds, at times, I am already crying and it is too late. I don’t know what to do. I am...
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Can Hear Music & See People Constantly

This started when I was about 14, ever since all I hear is music playing and see people talking and even laughing in my head. I get really paranoid around other people, like for instance if they look a certain way or laugh a certain way I think they can actually hear those voices in my head talking. It does interfere with my daily activities but I can still function a little normal. Is...
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[Video] Is My Psychologist Out Of Line?

I have been in therapy since I was 14. I recently got a new therapist who is a guy, and I’m a girl. I’m now 16 and have been seeing him for about 6 months now to try and treat my depression and bulimia. At first I really liked him. But a couple of months back once he had gotten to know me better, he started touching me. And in no way do I...
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Mom and I Fight Constantly

My mom and I are always fighting and i have had enough of it and so has she. She does not listen to me when i’m trying to tell her how i feel and when she does (which is rare) she doesn’t try to help she just tells me why i’m wrong and how disappointed she is with me. It’s always “okay, but…” and i can’t stand it! I am a very opinionated person,...
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7-Year-Old Displays Inappropriate Sexual Behavior

My son just recently turned 7; He was diagnosed with ADHD just before turning 6 years old. Most of the issues he has had I’ve been able to deal with calmly, promptly, and confidently knowing they were a “phase” or part of the ADHD that would pass or we could remedy. One of these was his stealing, I handled it calmly and it went away. However this new one has me scared, upset, confused,...
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Feeling Like An Outcast Because I Am Mixed Race

I am 19. For my entire life I have felt like an outcast because I am mixed race. I have always lived in areas where Whites were the majority. I have been treated badly nearly everywhere I have gone, Including my house. My mom and her boyfriend seem pretty racist. It really doesn’t make any sense because she had me with an Afro-Caribbean man. Anyway, For as long as I can remember I have...
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Boyfriend Broke it Off Abruptly, Now What?

My boyfriend is suddenly not communicating with me. I have been working in Saudi for almost 6 years and I have a boyfriend for 3 years. He is is married with no kids. He is 40 years old and I’m close to 30. We are from different countries and diferent religions. We have a great relationship but his family doesn’t know about our relationship except his best friend. 11 days ago, we had a...
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Fear of Being Alone

I guess I’m just kind of lost at the moment. I do not care for my job; and can’t seem to find one that interests me more. After two failed long term relationships, I feel like I have lost a lot of the confidence I once had. I used to be the kind of girl who went hiking alone, took trips alone, always got the jobs she appiled for and basically knew exactly what...
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