Ask the Therapist About Anxiety - Page 4

Fear of Demons

I developed a fear of demons around a year ago which I thought was just a silly irrational fear. But then I started getting scared that I might be possessed and I can’t go anywhere alone at night unless I’m singing a hymn. Also, my mind makes up these rules about how to protect myself like running on the stairs so I don’t get pushed and covering my face when I sleep so they...
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I’m Losing It and I Don’t Know Where Else to Turn

From a young woman in the : I know that this is a waste of your time since you’re not getting paid for it. I feel that most of the therapist and psychologists real intention for the job is really to just get what everybody seems to die for, literally. For a little piece of green paper. I’m sure they get tired of hearing all the same, stories of how everyone thinks they’re so...
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Adopted Child Is Wetting Her Pants

We are adopting a little girl who has never had issues with peeing her pants before. The father found out he wasnt the real father and just gave her up. I am related by blood to the girl and she knows us. But she has been having “accidents” a lot. We went out of town for a week and she was great! But started back to school today and the teacher called and told...
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Fear of Hospitals & Heart-Related Testing

Hello, I am current seeing a therapist as well as a psychiatrist and am taking .5mg Klonopin twice daily, and 10mg escitalopram. I have a great fear of heart testing and any type of test that requires my heart to be monitored. I’m afraid they will find something wrong. My moto has always been if a doctor does not verify you have a problem the problem does not exist. I need to change that...
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Is My Boyfriend Gay?

From Turkey: Back in July I met a guy through a friend. He found me through my friend’s Facebook page. After 2 weeks he wanted to become a couple. He seemed to rush things. He invited me to a wedding on the 10th day of our relationship, wanted to go on holiday with me and talked to his mother and sister about me. Then he inteoduced me to his friends. I thought such things...
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Stress

When I see a meal I lose my control and I want to eat it all. Food is so important, the most important thing in my life — every time I want to eat. Mostly I eat when I am not hungry. I have no limit to eating. After eating I feel ashamed. I am not obese — but I gain fat. A lot of my hair falls out. I feel hardly ever sad, angry. Mostly...
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What Is Happening to Me?

Every time I get upset, my heart starts beating really fast and I continue to get worked up until I reach a point where I start crying uncontrollably and hyperventilating. My mind starts racing and thinking about every bad thing going on in my life and possible bad things that could happen. I am never able to calm myself down. The only way I have ever been able to do it is to self-injure....
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I’m Stuck in Between My Parents’ Child Support Trial

From the : My divorced parents are using me to get information about each other to use in their child support trial. I thought I could confide in my grandmother for support, but she ended up telling my mom everything I said and now my mom is using that information to use against my father in court. My father is claiming that he doesn’t need to pay the unpaid child support from when I...
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I Think I Have Social Anxiety

From a 15 year old in the UK: I think I have social anxiety, but my mum changes the subject whenever I ask her to get me tested for it. It takes me months to pick up the courage to try to speak to her about it, and every time I finally do it, she doesn’t help me. The first time I asked, she told me to not “talk wet”. She thinks that the...
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My Parents Aren’t Doing the Right Thing for Me

I have had school anxiety for my whole life, but in the past year it has escalated to a point where I can no longer attend. I’ve done medication, therapy, and now I’m in an outpatient program in replacement of school (for a few weeks.) I’ve been very verbal with my parents about how school makes me feel depressed, anxious, and suicidal. They don’t take me seriously and now my education is at risk....
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Lacking Communication Skills

What type of psychologist, counselor, therapist should a single woman who can never open up and communicated her feelings in a relationship see? I have tried Googling this and my search isn’t producing results that apply at all. Thank you in advance for your help! A: I appreciate you reaching out and asking. The reason you aren’t finding anyone is that most therapists are trained to help people learn how to express feelings. It...
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A Brief Explanation of What I Feel/What Disorders I Believe I Have

Hello! I’m mostly writing this to get feedback on issues I think I might have; I have suspicions. Sometimes I wake up with a knot in my stomach for no reason, or have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, and have trouble keeping calm in public (I’m more than certain I have generalized anxiety and depression – irritability, nervousness, sluggishness, upset stomach/nausea, panic in public situations). I’ve come out of an abusive...
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