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‘Menopausal’ Mother

I’m 15 years old and I live in a well-off lifestyle with my parents and three other sisters. This summer me and my family moved from Connecticut — after 10 years — to Utah. Since the move there have been major issues that escalate in our family unit. However, one of them is particularly overwhelming. I have understood time and again the science and basic things behind menopause, but never truly embraced it. Because...
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I Can’t Get Up

From Czech Republic: I never liked getting up for school, but in the last year the problem has become really severe. Given the opportunity, I can sleep over 14 hours, eventually waking sleep and with headaches (meaning so much sleep is probably not doing me any good). When I was about 15-17 I was still be able to wake up for school at 8AM, now getting up for school at 9:15 (or even later) is...
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Something Is Wrong

From Australia: I’m 15 and I’m too scared to go to a doctor just in case its hormones or I’m just being a drama queen but something’s different. I am usually an extremely outgoing person that’s always grinning like an idiot and loving to be around people but for the past few weeks its different. I’ve been snappish, irritant and the only thing I want to do is go home and sit in a...
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Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

After using Xanax for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) for 20 years, I am now partially retired and have stopped the Xanax from 4 mgs. per day and have tapered down to 1 mg. of Klonopin per day for sleep. I am however, experiencing what my doctor feels “could” be withdrawal symptoms involving intense worrying, depression, and occasional suicidal thoughts. I am experiencing exactly those difficulties my mother suffered from at my age. What ARE...
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I Think I Have a Problem with Eating

So in the last year I have lost +50 pounds. I did it the healthy way. Now in the last few months I have become obsessed, I am constantly thinking about food finding out what I will eat planning the calories for the day. I try to make myself eat more calories because I know I’m not eating enough (usually less than 700) I can’t stand eating with people because I feel like they...
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What’s the Disorder that I Have?

I just discovered recently from my teachers and supervisors that I have been walking and sleeping in the corridors of the school. They have that recorded in their security cameras and I have no memory at all about even leaving my classroom! I’m afraid it could be split personality disorder. A. Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a “split personality #8221; That expression may mean that an individual is engaging...
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I Need Help for My Grandmother

From Nepal: My grandmother is at the age of 70s. She is over dominating and enjoys when she creates disputes in the house everyday. She does not feel any shame publicizing family matters openly and badly abusing family members. She has superiority complex for no reason. We have tried talking to her a lot regarding this but when we try to discuss the problem she changes the topic or starts fighting aggressively. During fights...
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Stress Is Causing Depression

I am a 26 year old full time graduate student who also works full time. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and I am working on my masters in clinical mental health. However, even with all my knowledge of burnout and self care it seems that I may have done just that. Through all the stress of homework, studying and working with children with autism, I have started to think that my brain...
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I Forget Everything for a Few Seconds

From India: Since last 2 years a problem is going on with me. Sometimes I forget everything and start day dreaming, but it happens only for a few seconds, after that I also feel like I am drunk or I am dreaming in day time. My study is going well, no problem in remembering things, but this is the only problem. And during this problem my body gets a little hot, only for few...
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I Turned Off My Emotions

From a 17-year-old female in France: Since about 4 years now I have the impression that something is wrong with me, psychologically. I have almost lost my ability to feel anything at all. I just turned off my emotions. I hardly feel any empathy. When I go outside I have a tunnel vision. It’s really hard to notice anything around me. I can fairly concentrate in class because my mind just shuts. I am...
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Panic, Trembling, Increased Heart Rate

I work alone in room service at a hotel. I always get really bad anxiety and my heart races and I get all jumpy. Every time I turn around, I think something is going to be there and scare me, and I’m nervous about going around corners. I am working right now, and I’m really upset. Should I seek help? I have tried to calm myself down during work. Afterwards, it seems really silly...
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