Archives for June, 2014

Feeling Worthless Because Someone Else Is Better

Hello. I am a smart and educated woman and yet I have issues with self-esteem. I want to do so many great and extra-ordinary things in this lifetime yet I am stuck here, out of my comfort zone, doing nothing but obsessing over this person’s life, because it seems so much better than mine. I have an amazing boyfriend who has many friends, and one among them is this girl who is, well, everything...
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Why Does a Woman Not Act Her Age?

From the : I’m trying to find out what if any mental diagnosis a person can be given who’s personality or mental mindset doesn’t age with their actual age. Someone who keeps thinking they are younger than they really are? I work with someone that is about 30 but looks and acts 16-18. I’ve seen her ID and she was born in 83 but when everyone see’s her they think she’s about 18 and...
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What Is an NOS Diagnosis?

Hi, thank you for reading. My mother just found out a month ago that I had been slicing my legs and wrists since the 6th grade. I started to see a psychiatrist and a therapist at Sherbody Psychiatrists in Greenville. They put me on mood stabilizers but never told me what for specifically. After reading an old journal I asked my therapist about bipolar disorder. She responded that my diagnosis at the moment is...
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Secret Depression

I’m 16 and I think I have depression. I took an online quiz on this site and it said I had severe depression. I feel tired even when I sleep all night, I self harm when I suddenly feel angry with myself and want to hurt, I get stomach aches when I when I eat and think of ways to commit suicide twice a day. I can’t tell my parents, even when I want...
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My Parents Are Trying to Control My Life at 25

From the : I am an only child and since I was born my parents have been extremely overprotective. This was a problem throughout high school, because I could never stay out late, sleep over my friends house, go to any parties not even a movie past 11:00pm. This made me an outsider at school. When I went off to college it was still a local school, but my parents allowed me to stay...
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Depressed Partner Falling Out of Love

Partner and I got together at 16, had a baby at 17 and have lived together from the beginning. My partner suffers from depression and at the beginning of the year spent two weeks in a psychiatric hospital. Since returning she has been happier and improving her life. But bit by bit our relationship has been drifting off. She has become so unreasonable and says she feels like she is falling out of love...
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Is it ADD/ADHD?

My son was recently given a disciplinary note from his teach because he distracts other kids in class he lacks focus and concentration and he does not complete tasks. His teacher stated that he does not follow any instructions given to him and he does not comply with authority and i have experienced the same things. He is 8 years old in Grade 1 and i am so scared because all signs point to...
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Should I Communicate with My Girlfriend’s Therapist?

My loved one is 30 days into 45 day inpatient alcohol therapy, doing well. Diagnosed mild/moderate. I have visited onsite once and we have communicated 3-4 times via phone. I understand her education of addiction, stress mgmt, coping skills, etc. during recovery. However, an event has occurred with her ex-husband/child’s father that is unknown to her and will greatly affect dynamics upon return home. He is moving closer. I respect and do not want...
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The Urge to Hurt

So when I was only eleven years old I was sexually assaulted by a seventeen year old boy and ever since then I’ve been, not exactly what you would call the normal teenage girl. I am deeply fascinated by serial killers and such. Lately, and for a while now, I’ve been irritated really easily and have had the urge to hurt or kill people. Of course, I haven’t actually killed anyone but I have...
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Child Sexual Abuse

I was sexually abused by my brother when I was younger, I had always pushed it aside and recently I had suppressed memories come back and remember incidents that happened as young as 6. I was also molested by a older man that had followed me on myspace when I was 11. My entire life I’ve had trust issues and am in a serious relationship of 3 years. Why is it so hard for...
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My Marriage Is Silently Breaking Down

I was married two years back. Before marriage I made it clear to my husband that I cannot live with my in-laws under one roof. However since he was not earning very well I agreed to live in the same apartment but in separate flat and also to eat lunch and dinner with them. However after marriage I found that my in-laws expect me to be 24/7 at their place and only to sleep...
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