Ask the Therapist About Medical issues - Page 2

I Get Angry Too Easily

From a 15 year old girl in the UK: I always get really angry over the slightest of things and I have massive arguments with my parents but I cant stop myself and just leave it. I hate myself for it but I can’t control my anger. I have a really low self esteem and don’t value myself at all. there was a time a few months ago when I stopped eating through the...
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Can Gastroparesis Be Caused Psychologically?

From Canada: Can Gastroparesis be caused psychologically or is there always an underlying physical cause to Gastroparesis? The Gastroenterologist that diagnosed our daughter with Gastroparesis (by doing a Gastric Emptying Test) doesn’t seem to be able to figure out what is going on with our daughter and cannot figure out how to get her feeling better and now, in the frustration (I think), seems to be switching to a psychological reasoning (or conversion disorder)...
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Can Strange Headaches and Reactions Be Induced by Stress?

From the : For a few months, I’ve been getting these sudden headaches that don’t hurt so much as they feel strange and are very hard to describe. It starts with a sharp, adrenaline charged feeling in my head that becomes a tingling or numbness somewhere else, such as in my hands or in my face, or sometimes it feels like it’s manifesting inside of my head. This numbness usually moves around my hands...
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I’m Hearing Voices

From the Netherlands: I am a healthy 38 year old male. I pray, meditate and concentrate a lot. I do all kinds of nice and interesting things, so live my life reasonably mentally comfortable. Yet, it seems like I’m hearing these voices in my head from royals and other politicians. It’s really annoying to have people constantly telling me what to do like if I would be living with my mother again. The way...
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Can headache & sleep issues make each other worse?

From the : Can one make the other worse? only sleeping about 3 to 4 hours a night. and headaches all day thru out the day and right side of head and eye hurts. last about hour or so several times a day? any thoughts. I am PTSD thru VA because of combat USMC A: Thank you for writing. I’m very concerned. A headache on one side of the head that interferes with sleep...
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16 and Unsure of Mental State

From Romania: I’m 16 and i live in romania. I’m not sure if i am depressed or bipolar. People have noticed i have mood swings often. I can go from happy to sad or frustrated for no reason. Essential to know is that I had a tough childhood not that bad but pretty abusive and i was a little bit anti social mainly because i was bullied. In other words, my life had fallen...
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I Believe I Have OCD

I have been having issues of being conscious of my own breathing for 2 years. It started off with lips going tingly then my arms would go numb. my chest started hurting it felt like I was getting choked and my face would turn red and I couldn’t get s breath. I notice after a year and a half I was controlling my breathing. The hospital I went to gave me a chest x...
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I Don’t Recognize Myself & Sometimes Don’t Know if I Was Speaking

Sometimes when I look in the mirror I am surprised at what I see. I recognize the reflection. I have seen the reflection countless times, but I do not recognize it as ME. It’s like something foreign. I used to be able to identify with it, but it has become increasingly difficult to do so. This is problem number 1. Problem number 2 is that I’m not always sure about what is happening around...
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Possibly Bipolar II?

Greetings. I have come to terms that I might have Bipolar II. I’m not certain. I seem to be clinically depressed, suffering from severe bouts of depression all my life on and off. Sometimes, my libido will increase out of the blue, and I’ll have this sporadic desire to sleep with many people, but I do not act on it. I also can become extremely moody, sometimes I’m happy for a few hours, but...
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Shadow People & Worry/Fear

For the past year now I have been seeing “shadowy beings” in the corner of my eyes. Whenever I turn to look at the shadow it disappears. Whenever I sorta see the shadow I also get the feeling that I am being watched. This has caused me to put tape over my phone camera. Along with the realization that I am seeing this thing, my fear and worry has grown so much. I knew...
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Elderly Relative in Long-Term Therapy

I am a “sandwiched” middle aged mom, placed in the somewhat awkward position of helping my aging mother-in-law. She has been in therapy all of her adult life. She was abused as a child and has suffered from various psychiatric and emotional problems (depression, borderline personality, hoarding/compulsive acquiring). My question is this: how do psychiatrists keep family members in the loop when someone with existing psychiatric problems starts to show signs of possible cognitive...
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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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