Archives for May, 2013 - Page 2

Can’t Talk to Anyone

I am really confused as to what is going on with my brain right now. I cannot talk to anyone about any. Last week, I went to my friends house and I couldn’t converse or keep a conversation going at all. My friend told me that I need to open up more and learn to push myself out of the comfort zone. But the problem is, I’m like that in my own home. I...
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Am I Really Normal?

First, I would like to apologize in advance for my somewhat weird English, I’m from a country in Central Europe. I seek your advice because I feel lost. Thank you very much for reading this in advance. Even when I’m writing these words, I feel quite nervous and ashamed of myself feeling this way. One could say I’m ashamed of being always ashamed. I don’t see any real value in myself. I’m almost 28...
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Infrequent Dreams

Lately when I sleep at night or randomly during the day, I seldom have dreams. When I do, they’re so fogged I can’t remember them. Most nights I see darkness that feels like it lasts only a few seconds, but when I glance at the clock, I have slept for hours. I did not have this problem when I was younger. It seems that the more I age the fewer dreams I have. Some...
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Mental Illness vs. Character Flaws

How do I determine the difference between the mental illnesses my daughter lives with and character defects? It is difficult for me to know the difference. Can you offer some guidelines that will help discern the differences, to help me in knowing how to respond? My daughter struggles with bipolar, bulemia, and possibly BPD. Thank You! A: I’m so, so sorry that your daughter is struggling with so much. I’m equally sorry that you...
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Do I Have An Eating Disorder?

I don’t know if I have an eating disorder or not. Back in July, 2012, I started eating roughly 200-600 calories a day and exercising about 2-4 after my friend said, “If you eat, you lose the starvation #8221; I hate my body, and weight, but I hear people talk about how much they hate themselves all the time, so I’m not sure if this is really an eating disorder. Also, about a few...
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Stepparent Issues

My boyfriend is 9 years older than me, he has 2 kids, a 9 year old daughter, and a 10 year old son. I have a 3 year old son also. We’ve been together for over a year now. He left his wife for me, and we’ve been going strong ever since, up until about 2 1/2 months ago. His ex up and skipped town, we got left with his 2 kids permantely. I’m...
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Depressed and Anxious

Hi, I’m sixteen years old and a male. I’ve been diagnosed with major depressive disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder since age 13. Also, I have used numerous drugs, alcohol, self-harmed, contemplated/attempted suicide twice, I don’t eat or treat myself very well, have critically low self esteem, etc. I’m living with my mother and older brother, they both express concern with me. I sleep too much, and have had to switch to online high school...
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Trusting My Boyfriend

My boyfriend & I have a 9-year past. We both have very horrible drinking partying sleeping around pasts. We have currently been together for 14 months no breakups and only some fights. I have caught him lying to me twice once he was super drunk texting some other girl about how beautiful she was etc. etc. I saw the message and he lied to my face. Then I see a picture of him at...
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Finding Help for My Autistic Children

My 5yo has been diagnosed with severe ADHD, Autism, ODD. He is on medications and has been doing so well until about the last three months. He has always had more problems with ADHD but now it seems like Autism is taking control of him! My 3yo is very delayed and does not speak due to 18q syndrome & Autism. We are all of a sudden having major problems with both of them. I’m...
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Confused with Depression

I’m 16 and I’m not really sure what to do with myself. The past few months have been really hard; my “depression” has gotten really bad. (I put depression in quotes because I have not been diagnosed by any doctor. I’m assuming that this is what I’m going through after having done research online, and from my mom (who has depression) coming to this conclusion after I told her how I feel.) I have...
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Is This Anxiety?

I have never had any type of mental issue until randomly about a week ago. I am a very mellow person and have not been dealing with much stress or any other problems and up until now I have been completely normal. All of a sudden last Tuesday my life has drastically changed mentally. All of a sudden I became extremely dazed and light headed to the point where I feel like nothing is...
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