Archives for September, 2012

Skeptical About Current Treatment

I’ve been in therapy for the last 11 years, and medicated (Effexor 450mg daily) for the last 6 years or so. I go because of physically/emotionally abusive and traumatic childhood (to be brief). My concern is about my treatment. Despite therapy and medication, the fundamental aspects of my life have not really changed since I started therapy. I have no friends. I have not had a girlfriend for over 10 years. I’ve been unable...
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Am I Bipolar?

i think i am bipolar… i go from being happy and normal to being extremely irritated and really angry. little things can ruin my day to the point where i shout and swear at people who did nothing wrong, while i am doing this i feel outside of my body where i tell myself to stop but i cannot and then i end up hating myself and my life (not nessecerally because i shouted...
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Are Kids Safe around Person with Untreated Schizophrenia?

I would really appreciate hearing your thoughts about a situation that involves my children. Their mother sends our boys 8, 13, and 14 to their grandma’s house for childcare. Their 30-year-old aunt lives there and she is an untreated schizophrenic. i have urged them to arrange treatment for her. She refuses medication and her family does not press the issue, as “it’s a free world”. My concern is for the safety of our children...
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Can’t Let Go of Ex

My boyfriend and I have separeted because he does not respect me he lies to me and he does not trust me nor do I. He chats with ladies on face book he compares me to his x and recently after being togethr for 8yrs he told me he has an 11yr old boy,but im willing to forgive him I love him so much however he is not right for me I dont want...
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What Happened to Me?

As I grew up, I was put in high pressure private schools, and my family had high expectations of me. I have accelerated at everything I have done in life, but my stress and depression climbed fast as well. When I got to freshman year in high school, my depression had me curled up in extreme pain on my bedroom floor, and I had a mental and emotional breakdown. During my breakdown, I got...
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Physical Illness and Depression

I’ve been dealing with problems for the past year now so much its been tearing me down. I have the constant feeling like Im a burrden to wveryone. Im annoying and I should be alone forever. I have epilepsy and it makes it so I cant be alone ever. My parents have seen it for about 5 months and it stressed them out so bad that they cant stand to be around me they...
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Should I Stay?

I’ve been with my current boyfriend for almost 4 years; we had started the relationship as mostly sexual and then built a foundation afterwards. I really care about him and we have dropped the L bomb a couple years ago, but we cannot hold a meaningful conversation. We talk about food, sports etc. but the long conversations are one sided. He complains that I tell him the same stories over and over, but the...
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Inability to Commit

I need to know what is going on with me. I am 17 and I am incapable of forming deep emotional connections with most anyone I know, the ones I have taken years to form, and still take a lot of work and patience on my friend’s part. I am literally terrified of letting myself be vulnerable around people, especially my parents who as of now know very little of my personal life. I...
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Severe Study Problems

I am a student for a scholarship and is in the 1st year in college. All my problem started when I have study problem. When opening the book, I start crying,having headache, fear, extreme sadness, blur, cannot concentrate, anxious and hatred. I just cannot study and i do not know why. Then, My result started to plunged and I felt worse. Then, I began having symptoms of felt so hopeless, restless, useless, sad,...
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Depression

[Video] Can Employers Find Out I’ve Been Hospitalized?

In 2011 I was sent to a Behavioral Center because I tried to kill myself and I was self-harming very badly. I was released after a week and everything was fine. But now I’m trying to get a job and I’ve applied to many, but every time they fill it with someone who applied after me. I know I’m qualified for the jobs, so I’ve been wondering if they could see that I had...
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Sad and Lonely — Can I Change?

My entire life I have been sad and lonely. As the years have passed, I kept hoping that things would get better but they never did. I have too many problems and I don’t know how to deal with all of them. My sister has autism and being the “normal” daughter, I feel my parent have greater expectations of me since they know that my sister will never be able to have the things...
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Does My Daughter Have a Personality Disorder?

My daughter has some symptoms of antisocial personality disorder. She took a psychology class last year in 10th grade and revealed to me yesterday that she has many of the characteristics from this list: Callous unconcern for the feelings of others. Gross and persistent attitude of irresponsibility and disregard for social norms, rules, and obligations. Incapacity to maintain enduring relationships, though having no difficulty in establishing them. Very low tolerance to frustration and a...
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