Archives for June, 2012 - Page 2

Schizophrenia and Spina Bifida

I am the mother of a 21 year old son who has schizophrenia. I myself was put up for adoption when I was an infant because my biological mother had spina bifida and was unable to care for me. Is there a link between spina bifida and schizophrenia? The reason why I am asking is that my son was diagnosed in 2010 with schizophrenia and I am still trying to figure out how he...
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Am I Psychotic?

Hello Doctor, ill try to make this breif: my lifestyle: i go to work from 8 am till 6 pm, when i get back home, i do some compulsive behaviours, then spend the rest of the night getting high on cannabis or alcohol while watching Star Trek (obssesivly). medications: i am on anti depression and anti psychotic medications. My Problem: since the last 10 years i was hiding my pain and hold a mask...
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Obsessing about a Possible Affair

A week ago I was 100% satisfied with my life, then I met a man who I have been hearing about for years. “You two should meet. You would so #8221; Well, they were right. We did connect. We’ve been communicating ever since – 7 days – via Facebook, email and then by phone. All appropriate… but I can’t get this guy off of my mind. It’s driving me nuts. I want to send...
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Boyfriend Neglects Me for Others

I am 24 my boyfriend 23, we’ve been together for 5 years,since high school. So let me begin, when we hang out it can’t just be the two of us, one or two of his friends always have to be around. When we decide to go out, my suggestions are not of interest to him, but if someone else suggest the same thing he’s all for it (believe me it’s happened and was pointed...
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Sexual Abuse as Children

My sister who was 11 at the time introduced my brother and sisters to sex as kids. Without getting into to much details . After she introduced it when she was 11 I was brother ended up lasting for years between my brother and my brother till about the age of There wasn’t any penetration but other things. Im not sure what was going on with me or if I...
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Losses and Rejections

Ill try to make this short & sweet,the complications started w/ the untimely death of my son,as tragic as it was I was thankfully supported by numerous family and friends ,and would not have made it though all the hard decisions as well as the neccessary arrangments w/o the support of my daughter[his sister] my current wife who helped me raise them as their stepmother from a very early age was devastated. I have...
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I Was Told to See a Therapist

Lately my life hasn’t been going the way everyone else seems to be thinking it should go. I’ve stopped hanging out with my friends and I no longer want to continue university and I was doing some volunteer tutoring but I quit that as well. These are just things I want to do, but my parents think that I have a problem. Everyone in my family has had problems but that doesn’t mean I...
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16 and Feels 70

From Cyprus: I can’t do this anymore. I’m sixteen years old but I don’t feel like it. I feel like I’m seventy and I’ve already experienced enough of life I’m ready for it all to end. I’m not saying my case is special or different. I’m not looking for attention. I’m looking for help. Because I don’t want to die. BUt I can’t live. Not like this. My parents can’t afford a therapist so...
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Chronic PTSD

I was raped by my psychiatrist in 1989, I kept it hidden away for 2 decades then on one day in one minute, it crashed in on me. Flashbacks, hallucinations, I just went into a free fall and tried to end it all several times. I don’t know how to get everything packed back away and locked back up, I know my doctors want me to let it out and a lot of it...
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Boyfriend Has Trust Issues

My ex is 23 years old. Has some traumas from his disfunctional family. He says to be certain that all women are cheaters. So we have 6 months dating, fell in love very quick. Talking about wedding, moving in together… But he’s always been jealous and has trust issues. So, he saw a conversation in March where I said: “Since January I haven’t stop thinking about him. My ex kissed me :o I want...
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Depression Causes Me to Withdraw from Daily Life

I was diagnosed with depression about a year ago because I started getting suicidal and was taken to the doctor. But before that, for about 2 years I had completely given up on life. I was jobless, dropped out of college because I was really anxious about being around people, rarely left the house, clinging to my laptop all day. My closest friends, the only support I had besides my family, had turned really...
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