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Is There Any Hope for Someone Like Me?

From the : When I was 13 I began therapy and have been involved with the mental health system ever since. It started with therapy for self harm and depression as a young teenager and after a year my therapist “let me go” on the pretense that I shouldn’t “use therapy as a #8221; Then I was reintroduced to therapy after a suicide attempt at age 17 and finally diagnosed with major depressive disorder,...
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Anxious and Afraid I Have Schizophrenia

I have always been a chronic worrier about every little thing. But everything started 3 years ago. I had a boyfriend of 4 years and he left me. After that I became extremely depressed. I would cry every morning and I would be constantly trying to get in touch with him. One night after that while out with friends I smoked some weed they said it would relax me. It did the opposite it...
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Disgusted When Touching Others

I feel disgusted when I touch other people or when other people touch me. This all started at age 15 when I would feel “dirty” whenever I shook someone’s hand, I would immediately use hand sanitizer to clean my hand. At a later age this has now developed into a state where I feel like I need a hot shower if I even bump into anyone, it has made my social life non-existent. So...
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I Have Struggled for Years

From the : My question is, I have dealt with OCD intrusive thoughts (religious mostly),general anxiety, and social anxiety since I was 12 years old (my grandfather had to have shock treatments for the same thing and was in a psych ward for 6 months when he was in his 40s, he has been on Thorazine ever since). I have been to the doctor about it and have been on antidepressants (SSRIs: Paxil, Zoloft...
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What Therapist Qualifications to Look for in Treating My Child

My 10 year old son has been diagnosed OCD. He has all symptoms. I am trying to find a therapist but I don’t know what qualifications or schooling that I should be looking for. (age 41, from US) A: Depending on how severe his symptoms are, he may benefit most from medication and therapy combined. You can call your insurance company for help finding both a child psychiatrist and a therapist or counselor who...
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My OCD Is Getting Out of Control

I was recently diagnosed at 22 with OCD while I have unknowingly suffered from it since childhood. It’s getting progressively worse everyday. My psychologist offered me her number to call or text anytime but I don’t like to bother people. I’m not sure what to do. My two biggest symptoms, hand washing/showering and rituals with my hands, are out of control. Whenever my hands are idle I’m constantly doing hand rituals. It’s seriously hurting...
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Why Am I Having Crazy Dreams?

I have really bad crazy dreams. Usually about death and graveyards. I dreamed once I was with a group digging up graves because we had to preserve them better and put them back. My papaw’s grave is always in these dreams. Why am I having them and what do they mean? … I have had major trauma and I suffer from depression, anxiety and OCD. I was just diagnosed with paranoid delusions. Thanks. A....
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I Realized I’m Not Being Myself

2 years ago I developed social anxiety out of the blue, and it was truly something I had never experienced. I had all of the symptoms of social phobia during the summer after 9th grade, and after weeks of experiencing it, I became depressed and really angry. When school started, I developed some ways to help deal with it, such as convincing myself that nothing was wrong with my face, and I reduced my...
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I’m Scalp Picking Until I Bleed

From the : 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 depressed… When i pick on...
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Worried I Might Be Developing Schizophrenia

I’m sure you get this a lot but I’m 16 I’m a junior or was I have recent things happening to me to make me believe I’m developing schizophrenia first I dropped out of high school and am always alone I have no interest of ever leaving the house anymore I literally have no friends anymore next is I felt certain that my mom could read my mind and that there was cameras inside...
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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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