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Depression — I Just Sleep All of the Time

I feel mentally sane. I’ve been in much worse situations. However, I’m sleeping 18-20 hours a day. I have no motivation to get stuff done. I have a lot of things to do since I am moving to college soon. I just want to get out of this state. I always feel lightheaded. I do have an eating disorder. A lot of professionals just blame all of my symptoms on my ED, however, don’t...
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Memory Loss in 18-Year-Old?

I’m constantly forgetting what I’m doing, what I’m talking about, where I put things, I can’t talk as good as I can write/type anymore, and I’m getting lost ALL THE TIME to where I have to use a gps to get around. What could be wrong with me? I was taking depakote and risperdal for a long time in massive doses. Not sure if this could be a contributing factor to my problem or...
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I Just Can’t Get Started

From the : I have 2 goals and I just can’t get started with them. I know I’m good and yet I suffer from so much lack of confidence. I go to sleep late and watch TV most of the night and then I finally get some sleep but I get up around noon each day. I feel I could be of use to people with my hypnosis and REIKI practices yet I can’t...
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Confused on Whether I Am Really Happy

I don’t know who I am or whether I’m still depressed. I have been depressed before. In fact, I had the worst episode of it about a year ago. I couldn’t get up, I wanted to stop existing, I didn’t even WANT to get out of bed. The usual symptoms. I’ve always been like that, cloudy and blue. Then I got out of an abusive friendship and was really torn up over that for...
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I Feel Dumb, Unnecessary, Unworthy of Everything That I’ve Got

From Albania: I am a female student (age 19) currently studying economics. I study at a private university and it is the second year, the problem I am struggling with is concentration, lack of self confidence, depression, I hate everything that I do. I have spent too much money and spent everything to get in that university and still there isn’t one exam I have passed, I cant study, I feel dumb, unnecessary, unworthy...
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Can I Help My Friend Who Has Trichotillomania

Hi there. My friend is pulling out her hair. She thinks that it is something called trichotollomania but isn’t sure. She also has some ticks where she makes a little guinea pig noise and twitches her neck. She is almost bald now and she is a really close friend of mine and I don’t know what to I see how she struggles and it really hurts me because,I don’t want to be a...
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I Am Struggling with Hallucinations & Feelings of Disconnect with Reality

I keep encountering figures of a humans that appear in front of me when no one is there. Sometimes the figures look like a real person while other times they look like a fuzzy version of the human figure. I have also seen versions of human clothes in front of me, but these don’t have not any heads or limbs but frighten me enough to check and see if someone is actually there. These...
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Self-Harming Black Outs

Sometimes, especially when something traumatic has or is about to happen, I have these sort of black outs. It hurts like I am being pushed aside. I call them black outs, but I remember a small bit of what happened, how I couldn’t really control what I did. They like causing me pain, and laugh at me when I try to fight it. I don’t remember quite what happens, only how much it hurts...
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Cancer Free & Depressed?

My father has turned a new leaf the past few years and has become a very loving and devoted Christian. He recently had a radical nephrectomy because of kidney cancer (renal carcinoma). During the awful symptoms and trials of the actual cancer and numerous trips to the hospital, he was amazingly positive and strong. After the surgery (He is now cancer-free!) he has been making suicidal statements (which he has NEVER done before to...
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Alcohol-Induced Psychosis, DID or Alcohol Idiosyncratic Intoxication?

Hello, I am writing here today in efforts to get some guidance and insight into my girlfriend’s undiagnosed condition as I will explain below: My background is a bachelors degree in psychology and with my current experience can identify brief periods of psychosis while intoxicated, I’m really not qualified or know much, that is why I am looking for professional guidance as I know how serious untreated mental illness can become! I have only...
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Insomnia Is Interfering with Life

From the : I am currently on my second medical leave due to worsening insomnia. I have always struggled with depression, but my depression has only worsened now that I am unable to function at work due to sleep loss. I feel therapists and psychiatrists always want to treat the depression and don’t know how to help with my sleep other than medication. I have read everything on sleep schedules, sleep hygiene, exercise, and...
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My Mother Is Ruining My Mental Health

From the : I am age 15, and I am normally a very bright, happy student. With many friends and a fantastic father, my life is generally very nice. Only problem I have is my mother. She is a lazy, and very complaining woman who does not do anything to help contribute to the household. I want to be an astounding student but she doesn’t care about my education. If she is not able...
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