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I’m Afraid of Developing Schizophrenia

From the : Can a person with GAD develop a serious mental disorder such as schizophrenia or bipolar? Sometimes I’m afraid that I might end up developing something else. I’ve been to my therapist on three different occasions and it’s all been the same diagnosis mild GAD. Sometimes do worry that my mental health status might change. A: Although a person can have multiple diagnoses, it’s highly unlikely that GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) will evolve...
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Fear of Schizophrenia After a Panic Attack

Hi, I’m a college athlete with no history of mental illness in my immediate family. I’ve gone to a couple therapists when I was a child because my parents thought I needed to “figure some stuff out” but I haven’t been in about 10 years. I’m a junior in college and I’m very panic-y when it comes to diseases. I’m gay and am in a 14 month stable relationship with my 25 year old...
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Am I Getting Schizophrenia?

I am 21 and I was diagnosed a few days ago with severe anxiety. My psychiatrist told me I covered all the bases of anxiety except social anxiety because I love being around people. I have GAD, OCD, phobias, agoraphobia, panic disorder, and attachment issues. This all started four months ago when I was laying on the couch and suddenly had the overwhelming fear of getting hallucinations or hearing voices. A few days after that...
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Scalp Picking Addiction

Please, please help. I’ve been scalp picking for a long time now (maybe 3 years), and now it’s getting really bad. I never let the wounds heal and I always pick until it bleeds, it’s something that I have no control of. I’ve tried wearing gloves and other things, but I just can’t stop it. I noticed that I’ve been losing a bit of hair and it’s making me so When i pick...
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I Have Intrusive Thoughts

From Canada: I’m needing answers :( okay so I’ve recently been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and a little of ocd my own voice in my head tells me to hurt people and it causes me stress irritable and sad and anxiety sometimes I feel I’m going insane I’m on cipralex/lexapro it does help a lot but today I got those horrible thoughts when I was in the mall and I sometimes change my...
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My Psychologist and Psychiatrist Disagree

From the : Ok, I will so my best to make my situation clear. I have battled with panic disorder (with agoraphobia), and severe generalized anxiety disorder since I was 7 years old (I’m 19). I’ve had two severe major depressive episodes, one of which I am going through right now. I’ve tried a variety of treatments, and am currently NOT on any medication. I have had some new symptoms lately. I have terrible...
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I’m an Extremely Picky Eater

According to all my research, I do not have an eating disorder. I do not even own a scale, I have no desire to change the way I look and my weight is not something I even think about. However, food is running my life. I have an increasing issue with what I put into my mouth. Basically I think that everything is bad for you. Toxic to the body on a healthy scale....
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Could This Be Schizophrenia?

Hi, am 20 years old and I have been dealing with anxiety and depression since 6th grade, and my worries of being Schizophrenic started in September and I haven’t put it out of my mind that I may have it. I have talked to my family about it and they don’t believe I have it, but they think I should talk to someone about my anxiety and depression. I rarely leave my house because...
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Mother with Hoarding Disorder Is Tearing Up the Family

From Croatia: I’m 21-years-old, and my mother is 51. My whole life I’ve been witnessing her being just crazy about collecting everything, from cans to old, warn-out clothes. As I grew, I always was the strongest one to confront her and not let her ruin our lives. But she is very manipulative when it comes to being her way. Our apartment is filled with unnecessary things, she literally has empty cans in her closet....
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Worried about My Brother

My brother is 29 years old and has never had a job or driver’s license, and rarely leaves the house. Hi, I am concerned about my brother. He is 29 years old, still lives at home with my mother, has never had a job or a driver’s license, and rarely leaves the house. He has no friends other than people he may talk to online. He does not take very good care of himself...
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Son Has OCD and Depression

My 40-year-old son suffers from severe OCD and depression. It has become worse in the past 3 years. He has been in a relationship during that time but his partner is at the end of her rope and wants him out. He is on disability so he is home all the time and goes nowhere. He wants to move near us (not with us) but I don’t see how that will help. I was...
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I Think I Have ADD

I’m really forgetful and absent minded and as a writer I can never bring myself to finish my own projects because I get bored and try to start a new one. At school I’m terrible at math because the teacher will explain the formulas to me over and over again but I never understand it and it’s so much of a hassle I just tend to give up. I think compulsively and I feel...
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