Archives for February, 2014 - Page 2

OCD and Anxiety

Hi, I have been suffering from OCD/anxiety for 5 years now. I am taking medication but have not tried CBT or any other therapies I had a few questions if you can help me. 1. My symptoms started when I was in my adolescence and the trigger was a horror video game I don’t know if that would have caused the anxiety, depression and OCD to continue but I am very fearful of that...
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I Don’t Feel Like Myself

I am 17 diagnosed with Manic Depression, and Cluster B Trait. I am currently on Prozac and Resperadone (pardon my spelling). Lately I have been discussing the strangest conversations in my head. Let me explain. I think I’m different and that I have a power no one else posses. I’m not human. And I discuss in my head that my kin (aka master) will be coming to pick me up. That’s just one conversation...
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Afraid of Expressing My Opinion

I am 22 years old and have been in a relationship with a man the same age for 3 years. My partner is very passionate and knows exactly what he wants out of life. I on the other hand, have no direction in life, despite the fact that I finished college in 3 years with a high GPA. It’s not that I’m not capable of getting a great job, it’s just that I don’t...
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Boyfriend Pressures Me into Sex

I’ve been dating a guy for almost 2 years. He has a high sex drive. Although I very much enjoy sex with him, sometimes I don’t want to have sex. Reasons vary but usually it’s because my tummy hurts from my period or he’s was just being kind of a insensitive at dinner which never makes me want to share my most intimate parts or be so close. When I don’t want to have...
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Problems Due to Alcohol Abuse

My boyfriend dated his ex for four years, and had very strong emotions for her. When they broke up, he began drinking and became an alcoholic. Despite the four years it has been since they broke up, in the year we’ve been dating, constant mentions of her and even obsessive contact has been an issue, yet he swears they could never be together again. Is it possible that his chronic drinking is preventing him...
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Helping Friend Cope

Hi, sadly last week my friends dad died suddenly of bleeding in the brain. When she told me she started crying but wanted to quickly move on to another subject. I saw her today and she didn’t bring it up what so ever she just acted like everything was okay. Is it normal for her to avoid talking about it? Or is it her way of grieving- or can she be okay in just...
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Bipolar Advice

My Dr. is away until late March. I am crashing. I hate people, they smell. There is so much noise all around me I cannot cope with it. The world is moving at a different speed than I am. I am worried, but my Dr. is away. Should I ask to see one of his partners? A: Yes. March is a long way away and I wouldn’t wait. I would even go so far...
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Do We Have a Future?

I’m in a relationship from last 2 months. His behavior with me is mostly sweet/humble and kind. He is very helping, caring and charming. So, the problem is he gets angry very easily on lil tells me to be more sensible to say what should be said to do what should be done(according to him).I don’t have habit of thinking so discuss for hours on my faults, he makes me apologise...
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What Are Parents’ Rights In Doctor/Patient Confidentiality?

I am not here for myself. I am here on behalf of my mom, who has been a victim of her other daughter’s mental illness for the past 30+ years. I will call my sister R. R claims to have suffered from depression ever since childhood. She blames and hates our parents and their extended family for her depression. In the 1980s, R sought psychiatric treatment and is still in treatment today. During her...
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Should I Trust Him?

My boyfriend cheated on me with my best friend at the beginning of the relationship. now I can’t trust him I forgave him. he then tried it on with my friend and my cousin, I chose to stay with him, lost all my family because of it. He has lied about meeting with his ex 4 business and when I asked him not to go to a certain club, he went and lied about...
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A Hard Decision

Recently I have been struggling intensely with thoughts of suicide. I have always told myself I would but, I have set up some guidelines to follow in order to minimize the pain such a thing would cause. My guidelines are to wait until the passing of my mother and grandmother. They have already had a child pass and I would not like to put them through that again. Unfortunately, the stresses of life have...
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Is This Trichotillomania?

When I was 8 years old I developed a bad habit of pulling out my eyelashes and ripping out my bangs…it is now 11 years later and I still suffer from pulling out my eyelashes…I cannot stop. I’ve tried everything. It feels so satisfying and when I pluck out each eyelash I rub it against my lip and it feels very soothing to me. I hide the bare patches with eyeliner. I’m embarrassed and...
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