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I’m 12 and I Think I’m Depressed

I’m 12, and I think I’m depressed, maybe bipolar. Should I tell my parents, or should I see a doctor privately? I have done tests online, almost all have come high in category. I have read the symptoms and I have mostly all of them. I fell as if my parents will think I’m crazy and reading too much into things. I have had many social thoughts, and I have done self harm before....
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Anger Issues

My husband has depressive disorder, panic disorder, and anorexia. He is quite literally getting on my last nerve. I get angry if he walks into the room. He is seeing a therapist and psychiatrist and is medicated. I know that he has illnesses, but I am feeling less loving as the days go by. He asks so many questions about his weight, he is insecure and constantly asking about if I love him or...
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My Daughter Acts 16 When She’s a Lot Older

I have a daughter (transgender) who has never acted her age. Her emotions and behavior all make me think of a 16 year old. She also struggles from severe depression and has been hospitalized for attempted suicide. During this time the doctors said they noticed the same thing but were not able to diagnose anything in the short time span that she was there. Is there any disorder that would explain her behavior and...
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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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Does My Mother Have a Mental Illness Problem?

From Australia: I am losing hope and no one I contacted can give me help because no one knows what I’m going through which brings me here. I have no idea if my mother is ill or not, I feel very sorry for her because of this. She is a single and very lonely 55 year old. I still live with her, but planning to move out as soon as possible because of her...
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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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What Is the Definition of “Daddy Issues”?

From the : The “daddy issue” is a problem and no professionals seem to have done research on it or come up with an actual term for it. When I say”daddy issue” I mean a the effects on a child of a father is abusive, absent, in and out. Also, how and where to get help. Everyone has their opinion about what it is, but why isn’t there a professional talking about this problem?...
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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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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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Adult Son with Asperger’s

Our son is 27 years old. He has had a rocky childhood and adult life. As a child he had problems getting along with others and was often in trouble at school although he has always done well academically. At the age of about 8 years, a psychiatrist suggested that he had Asperger’s. At the time, I didn’t think this was a correct diagnosis. However, after years of crisis after crisis, I am beginning...
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My Life Feels like It Has Been Messed Up Since the Beginning

From a teen guy in the : I have had what one would call a rough life. Recently my step-dad and mom have been fighting and it’s becoming almost everyday. And I am scared about what’s going to happen. I’ve already ended up being abused in my step-grandmother’s house. Then was stuck in a hallway and slept in a sleeping bag where I would go to school smelling like mildew and ammonia. I have...
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Do I Confront Wife’s Paramour?

From the : After much suspicious behavior, I have ran across evidence on my wife’s phone which proves that she has been having at least an emotional affair with a business associate. I’ve discovered they have had “lunch dates”, and he has professed to love her, but she could not say that in return to him, for whatever reason. I don’t know if these are simply actual lunch dates, or if they go back...
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