Ask the Therapist About Anxiety - Page 3

Humiliated

Hello. I am a 15 year old girl. Since I was a little girl, I never really went outside. I always stayed at my home most of the time. I only had one friend with whom I would talk to most of the time. I was terrified of what people thought about me, and I still am. And because of that I avoid people, even my classmates. A humiliating incident happened today. After tuition,...
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There Genuinely Is Something Incorrect with My Head

I always hate hearing people state that they are “broken” because it always seems pointlessly melodramatic. So I won’t say it. I will say, however, that there is something really wrong with my head. Because that’s true. And I really do wish I had more than 400 words to tell you. I don’t think I’m mentally ill. I don’t really know how to put it. Nothing is real, actually. This is my new, involuntary...
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I Hate to Be Seen in Public

From the : I hate to be seen in public, I am very self conscious. I always feel like I am fat. I always think of worst case scenarios, for example, my husband will leave to go to the store and I’ll worry that he’ll get in car accident. I worry a lot that my children will hate me when their older. When ever someone asks me for advice I am always negative. I...
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Is this Derealization?

From the : I’ve had extreme depressive lows with suicidal thoughts for as long as I can remember. I was diagnosed with anxiety as well as depression when I was 16. On my 18th birthday my boyfriend slept with my best friend, but I stayed with him. He became very emotionally abusive towards me and I lost all my friends. I was more depressed than I had ever been in my life. We broke...
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How Do I Help My Depressed Mom?

From Iran: I am very frustrated right now because my 57-year-old mom is very depressed, which by the way is not a new topic, yet it bothers me so much. She is always tired and sad. She is sad because her knee hurts and she is frightened to go for a surgery although she has so much trouble walking, nobody helps around the house, my grandma visits her everyday and drives her crazy, dad...
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No Parental Support for My Mental Health

Despite my numerous attempts to reach out to my parents for support about my mental health, I am constantly dismissed and told it’s ‘not that bad’ and I’m treated like I have to ‘just get over it’ and receive no compassion or support. It’s like they could care less about me at all. I’d like to seek treatment for previously diagnosed mental illness along with ones I suspect I may have, but I feel...
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Anger Issues?

Is this “normal” or do I have a dysfunction? Sometimes, over nothing, after working myself up into almost unnoticeable stress — even to me — I lose it. I start screaming at the top of my lungs, tearing things apart, not quite smashing things and destroying everything, but I lose care and caution around things that I love like my drawings or my books and that usually ends up with them getting damaged in...
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I Can’t Stop Lying

From a teen in Egypt: I have a problem with lying, I have read about it online and knew it was a condition called Pathological lying… I lie about nearly every aspect of my life to to almost everyone I know and I want to stop but I just can’t and I really need some help in that if you please. A: I’m glad you recognize that lying is a problem. It is likely...
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Decrease in My Cognitive Abilities: Is It Psychological or Physiological?

I have been experiencing a decline in my mental capacity. This includes problems recalling the names of certain objects, remembering school work and generally feeling like my mind is blank. I’ve experienced this three years ago and I went to a neurologist who did an MRI, however at that time I was complaining about a numbness in my head which is what this feels like and at that time I also had insomnia, trouble...
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My Parents Only Communicate Through Me

From a teen in the : My parents have been divorced since I was 2 years old. I moved away from home this past fall for college. Since then my parents have been communicating through me. They constantly call me and rant about the other as well as tell me to relay messages. I want to focus on school, but it is becoming difficult. My mother is very manipulative and my dad is very...
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