Ask the Therapist About Depression - Page 2

What Is Happening to Me?

Within this month, some extremely frighting and scary things have been occurring to me. I have begun to hear noises in my head saying different things with different accents, they tell me different things all the time. Once I remember seeing a man in the forest all alone, and hearing voices stating to murder him. At some times, definitely a lot in my school, it feels like the entire day was one minute, I...
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Physical Issue that Lead to Horrendous Depression, Loss of Libido and Quality of Life

Hi I am a 23 year old virgin. I was coming out of my shell and kissing and dating. I was really starting to enjoy life then I started having ED issues and my penis started to curve also. I was diagnosed with venous leak by a urologist. I had a complete nervous breakdown. I spent night after night hyper-ventilating and wishing for death as I felt totally worthless and very suicidal. It was...
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Mental Health Worries and Whether to Go to University

I’m 17 now and should be off to university next year, but I’m so scared I don’t know if I should. I have a history of depression, really bad self-esteem, and I know I show many symptoms of OCD and anxiety, specifically GAD. The thought of going to university at this point terrifies me as I am worrying that all of my problems will get worse and worse to the point that I can’t...
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I Feel Something Is Wrong and My Parents Won’t Believe Me

I don’t know what is happening to me, I have really bad depression and sometimes I just get all happy and excited about everything and then out of nowhere without reason I get too depressed, I used to consume drugs but I stop consuming a year ago, but it still feels like nothing is real, also I have attempted suicide like 5 times, I feel like I’m losing my mind, I feel like I’m...
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Can’t Visualize My Therapist

Recently became very depressed and really felt like ending my life. I also have a dissociative disorder (de-realization – though I did not know until recently what the symptoms were called), I suffer from frequent nightmares, about 1 every 10 days, I was abused and neglected as a child. I only did anything about this 3 months ago when I became very depressed. I have been in Therapy 3 months. Ok, someting very strange...
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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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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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Can’t Open Up to Therapist

I’ve been in DBT Therapy for 7 months. I’m still struggling to fully share with her. How can I start sharing with her openly and honestly? I feel stuck because I don’t share. A. You believe that you should share and you want to share. The question becomes why are you still having trouble doing something that you want to do. You have been in therapy for seven months, is that long enough to...
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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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Does Depression Worsen with Age?

Hello. I have suffered from depression for about 15 years, but right now I am experiencing symptoms I have never had before. I’ve always felt the emptiness, the numbness, fatigue and often the suicidal ideation (more often than I care to elaborate on). But now my depression is either changing or worsening. These new symptoms include disliking the light; I’d rather sit in a dark room alone. I’m not enjoying anything, but it’s much...
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