Archives for July, 2013 - Page 3

Girlfriend Acting Distant

Ok here goes…I am dating a young woman(26). Couple months. She told me she was molested by her grandfather as a child and was raped 4 years ago. She saw a therapist for her OCD when she was younger but never for the other stuff. Her parents know nothing of what’s happened. So she asked me me if I would “fight for her”. I’ve only known her a few months. Not sure what she...
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Do I Have Other Disorders Too?

I suffer from depression and I am Schizophrenic. But, I wanted to know if I have any other mental issues. I feel a constant need for attention from some people and from others I want nothing to do with. If they died I would not care. I also tell people I care about them and love them because I know I should say that, but I do not feel the actual emotion of love...
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Dad Verbally Abuses Mom

My dad is verbally abusive to my mom. They have been married for 30 years. When they got married, he prevented her from continuing her education and made her become a housewife. He’s always belittling her and crushing her self-esteem with criticism. He puts an emphasis on how simple minded she is (which she isn’t). Years of abuse, however, have lead to her believe that she is and sometimes it shows through her low...
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Brother Needs Specialized Care

I have two parents in their mid-eighties and a 51 year old brother afflicted with schizoaffective disorder, living with them. The stress on my parents is incredible, and even though I have pushed for a group home, my mother refuses. She believes that as family we should take care of my brother. I work full time and also have kids, and I have my own house. My brother needs care because he is not...
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Social Anxiety and Parenting

Hi i really need some help. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I do know that i am very depressed but i think it could be more that depression. I am not coping with everyday life. I am a single mum living with my parents because my boyfriend finished our relationship when i was 5 months pregnant. My son is now 18 months. But i am so lonely i don’t have any friends...
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No Answers

I was told by a psychiatrist that once assessed me that it seems that since I don’t know what happened to me in the past (being shuffled from home to home, relative to relative, school to school, blurry memories, adults telling me different stories), that I try to obtain these answers by reaching out to other people and ask them inappropriate questions/obtain information that makes them uncomfortable around me. When I pressured psychiatrist for...
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Why Am I Angry?

I get short, testy and sometimes even angry when I get questioned by my girlfriend. I honestly think I’m never wrong (although I know I am sometimes). She is just trying to understand and I take it as a challenge. I don’t want to be this way any more! I need to understand why. I wish I could be easy going and let things slide off my back. It has happened with others. She...
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Is Family or Individual Therapy Better for Us?

I am bipolar married but separated. I want to get my family back. My 5 year old stepson is in therapy as well as my wife and I. we all go to separate therapists. I had to go to the mental hospital for a few days and when I came home my wife was moving without says we will work on our marriage eventually when our son has dealt with his issues with...
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Medication Side Effects

My brother is Schizophrenic, my other brother killed himself, then there’s me. All meds, hospitals, etc, Tms, etc…. I take my meds if I do not, I feel physically frozen. the meds i take are adderral , I realize this is speed. If I don’t take my meds, I just lay there, I will not answer phone, answer door, I have even peed in a bucket, so I did not have to get up,...
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Worried I’m a Sociopath

I’m 14. For the past couple of months, I have been dropping hints to my parents that I want to see a psychiatrist but they don’t really take me seriously or seem to notice. For one, I think that I have symptoms of sociopathic/ psychopathic behavior. I really could care less about how others feel and think about killing people. I imagine my knife penetrating them deep in their chest and then tearing their...
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Should I See a Specialist?

Okay, I’ve been pretty sure that I’ve had some kind of psychological disorder for almost three years now, since I was 16. I haven’t been to a specialist as such because mental disorders aren’t something I can explain to my parents. Although now, I am looking at visiting one just to be sure. I just want to know what you guys think. I have frequent feelings of euphoria and depression. These have varied extremely...
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