Archives for October, 2012 - Page 2

Misperceiving Reality without Medication

I took antipsychotic medication until a few months ago, because the medication was killing me for real, I fainted, couldn’t breath, and whatnot. Tried to talk to my doctor, but I realized he was trying to kill me, so he did’n want to change the meds, and I did’t go again, and quit the pills. I was feeling pretty normal since then, my mind was clear, but now I am starting to see people...
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Wife Continues to Contact Exes

my wife maintains a relationship with ex husband ( says that he is more like a dad) and has lied about them meeting and deletes all of their text messages. Also has begun to look up ex boyfriends and try to contact them on Facebook. should I be alarmed? she says she is just curious A: Since you are in your late 50’s, I’m guessing that your wife is around the same age. Many...
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Dealing with Phobia

I’am a 23 years old male who has a phobia problem. I was wondering if you can help me with my problem. I’ve had this problem for quite a while now but, i’m too embarrassed to share it with anyone because I don’t want anyone to think that I’m some kind of weird person. A few years ago, I watched a movie called saw (film), this movie has so much torture and gory scenes...
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Maturity or Depression?

so i am in my third year of college now and lately I have just been feeling like things have changed. I dont really enjoy going to house parties and events like that anymore due to the fact that i feel like ive already been there and done that. I know it sounds ridiculous but It worries me because i used to love doing all that stuff freshman year and sophomore year. Is it...
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Nothing is Enough for my Father

My dad is an alcoholic and was arrested a few years back and i was his one phone call from the station. My parents are divorced and i was home alone at my grandmas house so my mom came and picked me up and took me home because my dad was in jail. He’s had many issues with drinking and he used to pass out and i had to call my mom to come...
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I Have Had an Imaginary Friend my Entire Life

To preface this, I have eidetic memory and therefore can remember large chunks of my early childhood. I grew up in a fairly normal middle-class home, with two parents, a roof over my head and a great education. However, ever since I was young, my parents have been so busy working and taking care of my two younger sisters who have autism and bipolar disorder, that I have been emotionally and psychologically neglected. To...
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My Sister Abuses our Relationship

I am in a repeating pattern of my sister lashing out at me and breaking off communication for months or longer. I want to end the cycle without cutting off the relationship but have been unsuccessful and it is causing stress and grief in my life. A: This is a very sad situation. Here you are in your 50s and your sister doesn’t treat you well. Unfortunately, you care more about the relationship than...
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Sexual Aversion Interfering with Social Relationships

I am 19 years old and soon to turn 20. I have led a normal, happy life but I’ve never taken much of an interest in seeking out new friends, other than a few close buddies, or engaged in typical teenager activities like going to parties or getting a girlfriend. Recently I built up enough courage to tell both of my parents the reason behind my introverted tendencies is a loathing of the idea...
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Do I Have Schizotypal Personality Disorder?

Hey, firstly, I have already been diagnosed with having mild Social Anxiety (by a psychiatrist) and am definitely an introverted person anyway. I came across schizotypal personality disorder having seen it mentioned and being curious as to what it was and upon googling, discovered a few aspects that sounded very similar to my own personality! – I feel like I have unusual thinking patterns. I genuinely find the following interesting; I think a LOT...
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No Hello

I dated a guy for years. We broke up a year ago and within 6 months he was engaged to a previous girlfriend of his. Obviously, I was very shocked and upset. After the break up we stopped talking completely, which was very hard. However, he still tried to get my attention by writing things on Twitter referring to me. He would befriend my family members on other social media sites and still...
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Worth Breaking up the Family Over?

When we first met my husband would text just to say he missed me. We have a 6 year old and have been together going on 8 years. Our relationship was great until recently. Very thoughtful, kissed me in the middle of a sentence, on and on. Now he won’t even respond to my texts for sometimes 6 hours. He never says thank you when I make dinner, we both work, and my job...
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[Video] Is My Friend Really Suicidal or Just Seeking Attention?

I have a friend with severe problems. She’s 16, she is at distance from me. She has claimed to have tried suicide many times, sometimes even talking about committing suicide while I was talking to her. A friend posed the possibility that the suicide attempts were fake, and that she was calling for attention. One, I want to know if it is possible for her to actually want to commit suicide, while announcing it...
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