Ask the Therapist About Anxiety - Page 2

Is this Stockholm Syndrome?

From New Zealand: Hi, I’m just after some pointers of where to start researching and maybe some advice on both Stockholm syndrome and parental alienation. I have been separated from my daughter’s (9) father for 7 years. She has had regular contact with her dad until the last few months. She has been with me full time due to a domestic assault happening in his house (this is the 6th assault). My daughter has...
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Afraid of My Future

From the : Hello, I”m 20 and I have high functioning autism. As the title suggests, I’m scared about my future. It started where I violently assaulted my special Ed teacher and been sent to probation. It was at this time where I knew I have to fix myself or I could go to jail. Needless to say, I feel like I can’t do it. I’m always fighting with everyone in my family because...
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I Don’t Have Anyone to Talk To

From the : I’ll start from the beginning. I was an only child, adopted by an older couple, my parents were very strict, old fashioned and very hard on me, but I never felt abused. I had a lot of friends but no one close so I develop a custom. Whenever I was very sad or very angry I would lock myself in the bathroom and talk with myself in the mirror. The guy...
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I Feel Lost, I Can’t Keep My Pants on (I Feel Slutty) and Lonely

As me been raised in Muslim country with a horrible family that they finally kinda accept me as an atheist, I always felt so lost and lonely I never told my family that am a (lesbian) or the fact that I lost my virginity 3 years ago, they will definitely kill me, whatever I tried to kill myself, I hate myself. I feel like am a hypocrite who pretends to be someone else. Whatever...
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Anorexia from Anxiety Due to Head Injury?

At 5 years old our daughter had a head injury with a depressed skull fracture on her left frontotemporal area. She is now 20 years old. Immediately after her recovery she was very angry and anxious. Prior she was thrilled and excited to start kindergarten at her brother’s school where she knew all the teachers and felt comfortable. On the first day of K it took three teachers to pry her off of me...
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I Keep Dwelling on Past Mistakes

From the : To preface this post, I suffer from anxiety and (I think) OCD as I’m constantly worrying/thinking about my actions or health. I’m not taking any medication, nor am I seeing a counselor; I am fighting these thoughts/feelings alone. When I was 5-8 years old, my next door neighbor and I would sexually experiment with each other. Nothing serious, but we both see each other naked sometimes. Our parents found out and...
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Anger Issues Going on for 2 Years

For the past year, I have had terrible anger issues. I wake up moody and angry. Go to my brother’s room and start yelling at him for no reason. Or I just randomly decide that I hate my mom and dad. I start swearing at them and insulting them. It just seems that I need to find something to be angry at or I don’t feel at ease. Everywhere I go I always find...
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Alcoholic Mother, Enabler Father, Newly Married and Trying

Long story short: My mother is a severe substance abuser (alcohol and pills) with depression and anxiety. She self harms, and mixes alcohol and pills. She is emotionally abusive by getting strung out and then doing the “woe is me, I am a bad mother” thing while i am picking her up off the floor. My father enables her by only blaming others and believing she is okay when she is not- even telling...
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Uncontrollable Shaking and Tremors Under Stress

Hello! I am not very ardent in psychosis so I thought I’d consult. I have recently been doing this thing where if I remember an extremely stressful experience or I recall something I’ve been procrastinating (cleaning a room,homework,organizing emails etc.)/an embarrassing memory my mind feels as if it shakes and only focuses on those memories and I involuntarily (I don’t know how to describe it other as being possessed by the memories) lose control...
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Please, Please Help with My Depression

From India: hello sir/mam, I am an engineering student, it all started from diploma final year, now I have completed my diploma. I was a very funny and enjoying person, I studied very well and scored good marks. When I was in the last year of diploma, that is in 6th sem, I failed in a subject due to overconfidence, and then after everything changed, my one year was wasted and I couldn’t join...
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Could a 36-Year-Old Person Stay Mentally Normal without Sex?

I would like take your advice and opinion on my new relationship with a friend who is 36 years old. He is not married and never got into a relationship with any other girl. He follows different religion that does not allow sexual relations except after marriage. He seems to me a normal person but I am not sure if this long period without sex would have kept him in normal mental health? or there...
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My Mind Is Blank Especially During Interviews

This happened to me when I am giving my presentation in class, my mind will often blank out and I just couldn’t say out the words in proper sentences. I have been through the worst especially during interviews whereby a few days before, I had to plan and type out all my answers on a word documents in order for me to rehearse and remember what to say in an interview. In addition, whenever...
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