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Terrified of My Father, Nightmares that He Will Kill Me

My father has always had issues with drugs, drinking, and anger issues. All three together are just toxic. He is fine, fine, fine – for weeks/months – then will decide he doesn’t need his meds (for his anger problems) and go off them. Within a day, he is a raging lunatic. Screaming, yelling, hitting my mother, breaking doors, snapping his cell phone in half, kicking the dogs. Recently he started cheating on my mother...
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Psychological Child Abuse?

My 4 year old nephew lives with my parents and I, but since he was 2 he has called me mommy and looked to me as his mother figure. His mom is a drug addict and abandoned him and sees him only occasionally and was present when his father beat my sister. Lately, my whole family has been yelling at him and telling him I am not his mother and to stop calling me...
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I Feel Lost in My Mind

I feel like I’m lost in my own mind, but not in a way to be worried with. Like my thoughts are just washing over me and I don’t care about them. Its a comfortably type of lost, like I’m at peace with everything, but I can’t get out of it. It’s hard to really explain. A. If I were speaking with you in person, I’d want to know when this happens. Is it...
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Delusional Mother Turning Against Her Family

Just over a year ago my mother started talking to me about things that didn’t make too much sense. She believed her neighbors often would yell things threw the walls at her. She moved to a different province shortly after (as my parents retired.) She claimed the neighbors wrote letters to the police about her because she occasionally smoked weed. Since moving she has been having constant delusions that a neighbor is stalking her....
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Personality Disorder? What’s Wrong with Me?

I’m feel like there is something seriously wrong with my head and I just don’t know what it is? I’ve researched a lot of different mental disorders and I can relate to a lot of the symptoms of so many of them. When I was in 4th grade I was diagnosed with ADD and I’ve have had on and off depression, disordered eating habits, and anxiety since then but I was diagnosed with depression...
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Enuresis After Drinking

I am a fit 27 year old male and have been experiencing accidents at night for two years now. At first it was rarely, after I consumed alcohol. In the past few months I find if I consume even 2-3 drinks (enough to get tipsy) I will wake up in a wet bed almost certainly. The amount of alcohol consumed is not excessive. It is very stressful to sleep in any bed other than...
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I Have Doubts about My Feelings and Mental State

From a 13 Year old girl in the : For a long time now, I’ve have doubts about my feelings and mental state. Sometimes I feel like nobody can relate to my issues. My mother and I believe I have Anxiety Disorder. The Anxiety makes tiny tasks like speaking to a new person, getting seconds for lunch at school and even serving cake to my own family at my own birthday hard and scary....
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MSW Wife Crossed Boundaries with Me

I am an alcoholic. I sought treatment in a residential treatment center in 2008. While in treatment my therapist and I entered into a personal and sexual relationship. This continued after my stay and she offered to move me into her home. After about 1 year she had employment issues and lost her job. I was able and strong enough to find a professional job that could support us, but it was out of...
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Never Felt the Same Since My Panic Attacks

I’m a 19 year old male who used to smoke pot when I was 15 here and again, and it never had an effect on me. 10 months ago I had my first panic attack out of no where and had an anxiety attack every night for 3 days. My mum was on vacation and it was just me and my girlfriend. After 2 days my conditioned worsened to the point where I was...
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Do I Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

From the : I come from a family with a mom who suffers from major depression and would purposely withhold affection so that I wouldn’t turn out gay. My dad was diagnosed schizotypal, and depressed. They were both addicts of drugs, alcohol, tabacco, and my dad was a sex addict. My father’s addictions ended up killing his liver and after spending eight years in and out of hospitals from the damage he’d done, he...
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Can’t Stop Taking All These Pills

I am 15 and i’m a very heavy prescripted pill user. Pills not prescribed to me. I’ve snorted a lot of tramadol. I’ve also experimented with antidepressants. Like fluoxotine, and bupropion. And many other are the main ones I abuse though. And I hate what these things have done to me. They make me feel ill and crappy. At one point of time I downed 20 pills of fluoxotine (fl-20). That was a...
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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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