Archives for November, 2012

Depressed or Simply Unhappy?

At the age of 13 I was diagnosed with Adolescent Scoliosis, a problem with the spine. I had to wear a back brace, as an already shy person this didn’t help as I felt like a freak. When I was 14 I found out the back brace wasn’t working and I needed to have an operation to prevent conditions getting friends didn’t even speak to me. Before summer started my mum found out...
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Early Menopause?

After about six months of going to doctors and more doctors to try to find an explanation for some strange physical symptoms I have been having, I was recently told that I am very likely to go through menopause in the next two years or so. As a 26 year-old who recently finished a master’s degree and just finished my first year in a job that I love, this news was not only surprising,...
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How to Find Help?

I self-harm and I have been depressed for about 5 years. Sometimes I feel fine for a few months but its been getting worse. I think I might have other problems but I just don’t know because I’ve never seen anyone about it. Only a one of my closest friends know how I feel. Its really starting to interfere with my school and work. I can’t concentrate, I feel useless and I don’t know...
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Orthodontic Obsession?

I need help. I wake up in the morning and go to bed thinking about my “#8221; It is something that I didn’t know much about until a few months ago. I have done a ton of research about it which, I suppose, contributes to the constant thoughts about have always hated my teeth but I just recently became obsessed with fixing them. I barely think of anything else. I feel so disgusting...
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What Topics Can I Cover in Therapy?

I have my first post-screening counseling session tomorrow (I’m going for anxiety and depression not related to the relationship). One of the things I want to bring up is getting my ex back. Can my counselor give me advice on these kinds of things? What kind of questions should I ask, and what should I expect? I have weighed the positives and negatives of the past relationship and would be willing to discuss anything...
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Jealousy

I have been with my boyfriend for a year and it has been rough. He has displayed jealousy issues from the get go which I ignored out of love. I feel we are too old for these issues. I have a few male friends which existed many years prior to me meeting him. The main problem being one I dated 19 years ago, we dated under 5 years, broke up in 1998, have been...
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No Cause for Absence of Appetite

I’m 14. Just recently my appetite has abruptly taken a turn for the worse. I used to often and a lot (and this was only when I felt hunger pangs!), but I have recently lost that urge to eat. Nowadays I am lucky if I eat once in a day. This appetite issue is also hurt by the fact that, when I get up to eat something, my hunger goes away almost immediately. I...
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Disturbing Thoughts, Images Increasing with Pregnancy

I will try to make this as short as I can, I am 15 weeks pregnant, starting just before I became pregnant I began to have terrible images, thoughts and nightmares regarding my two toddler boys, Not that I will harm them, but that something AWFUL will happen! leaving them injured, (or worse) more often it focuses aroung apacolyptic type scenarios in which I do not survive and my boys are left to fend...
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Teen Depression

I am 14 and have severe depression. I know for a fact i need mental help. But i cant tell my parents about and im too scared to talk to the school councilor about anything because she will just call my parents… I have major family issues and i dont know how to handle them. I started cutting on monday to relive stress I honestly dont know what else to Im in...
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Son’s Absentee Father Causing Distress

I’m a single mother and my son is 13 years old. His father and I broke up when my son was 4 years old. Since then my ex has come in and out of my sons life. He does not help me support him and he has a lot of issues. He makes my son broken promises and continues to disappoint him. I have always allowed him to be in contact with my son...
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Doubting Readiness for Marriage

I’ve been dating my boyfriend for 6 months, during the first month we talked about marriage. I have been married before at 19 for only 3 months and I thought I was over it and didnt care. Now that I’m seeing my boyfriend and the thought of marriage came up I developed a generalized anxiety disorder and have been dealing with it. He is so good to me and sticks by my side no...
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Cheating Boyfriend

My cheating Boyfriend trying to commit suicide. I have had quite some issues. I had been seeing this guy for 4 yrs. and we literally lived-in together. I thought we were happy and months back, out of the blue I came across a sex chat of his. Gradually over a period of a month, he first said there were chats only, then he accepted having met some girls and gradually accepted to sleeping...
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