Archives for December, 2012 - Page 2

Bad Time to Quit Smoking?

I am 50 years old, the age where loved ones get sick, need care, and die. I am currently caring for one relative in my home who has in curable cancer after having cared for a different relative (only a few hours per week) who died over a year ago. I also am dealing with a parent in a nursing home with dementia. I had cancer about two years ago but it was cured...
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People Mistake My Anxiety for Rudeness

I suffer from anxiety. I have found that a lot of people seem to think I am rude when I am not being so intentionally. This upsets me greatly, because I try to go out of my way to be friendly. I did a search online and found that many people who suffer from anxiety report that others, (in day to day interactions), mistook their anxiety for rudeness. For example, I sometimes avoid eye...
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Pregnant and Alone

My partner and I have been together for 2 1/2 years now. I have a 3 year old son from a previous relationship and am currently pregnant with my second. Issues arose after my partner returned from a wedding that he was a groomsman at. I found a message on the Monday following to the bridesmaid he was partnered with. I rang him at work immediately and asked why he had messaged her and...
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Boyfriend Doesn’t Understand My Grief

My father passed away unexpectedly 3 months ago and I have been struggling with the grief of losing him and also being there with my father when it happened and everything that comes with that responsibility. It happened overseas and I have come back home and have been for just over 3 months. I am very close with my father from traveling together and working together and being apart of a close-knit family. Since...
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Depression After Therapy Session

Since three years I found myself not able to be sociable at all , it’s my second year in college and I couldn’t make friends so I don’t go to my collage I decided from one month to go to counselor but after every session I feel depressed crying all the time thinking in suicide , in the session I feel I can’t say what inside me , can’t make eye contact laughing all...
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Broken Engagement

I need advice a about something, I am from a business family and my parents had introduced me to another family and their son for marriage, and had ALMOST fixed it, I couldn’t stand the guy, and he was nothing I need in my would-be world…my gut feeling said I will never be happy with him,I was sad from the very moment, crushed from inside and knew that I was making a mistake, also...
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Continuing Symptoms Despite Treatment

Thank you. A month ago (or so) Dr. Kristina Randle helped me answering my question. (Misperceiving reality without medication). After reading the answer I decided to contact my former psychiatrist (the one I used to trust) and started a treatment with her. I was feeling so much better and wanted to write just to say thank you, was not fine yet, but better, lot better. So thanks :D really. I understand you answered my...
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Does My Friend Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

First, I would like to explain that I am a Psych major and have been in counseling for years for PTSD and now ADD, among other issues. I believe this person I will describe does have BPD, but I’m not a professional and can’t diagnose. MY RELATIONSHIP WITH HER Her boyfriend left her to date my ex, which led to us talking. We both attached quickly, started having sex, and two months in started...
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Do I Have Schizophrenia?

I have noticed an increase in many symptoms associated with Schizophrenia over the last year of my life. Hello, I’m a third year university student (age 20) and have noticed that I experience an unnervingly large amount of symptoms attributed to schizophrenia on a day to day basis. Here’s the list of symptoms -paranoid delusions (constantly think people are looking at me and talking about me) -tactile hallucinations (could just be me misinterpreting itches,...
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Wife Competes with Ex

My new wife (10 months) is extremely jealous of my ex girlfriend of years. This goes back to the fact that my wife and I met while I was still with my ex girlfriend and I stayed with my girlfriend. About a year later I broke up with my ex-girlfriend and my wife and I began talking again. In the early stages of our relationship I was still breaking up with my ex...
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My Life & Medications

Hello my name is Matthew and i have been taking 800mg gabapentin and 100mg zoloft for 2 years and i have quit taking them a year and a half ago cold turkey and since then i have just been angry all the time and been having mood swings from people saying a comment to me and just talking to me and i just get angry and burst out and i was wandering if these...
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Overprotective Parents

I’m 27 and my parents are overprotective of me! Basically I come from a very overprotective family. Ever since I can remember I have been lying to my parents about hanging out with friends or having boyfriends etc. I’ve been lying since I was 13. It’s just so hard to tell them anything because my father is super conservative. It came to a point where he would go through my things to find stuff...
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