Ask the Therapist About Phobia

Tried Everything & Feel There Is Nothing Else that Can Be Done

I have agoraphobia, social anxiety and depression. Had loads of help to work through these problems, different therapies, different medications but still struggle a lot with all of them and the agoraphobia I have never really got on top of it. I am an adult living with my parents for many years due to my mental illness. I work a lot, have no friends (mainly by choice as it is very hard for me...
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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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Fear of Demons

I developed a fear of demons around a year ago which I thought was just a silly irrational fear. But then I started getting scared that I might be possessed and I can’t go anywhere alone at night unless I’m singing a hymn. Also, my mind makes up these rules about how to protect myself like running on the stairs so I don’t get pushed and covering my face when I sleep so they...
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Fear of Hospitals & Heart-Related Testing

Hello, I am current seeing a therapist as well as a psychiatrist and am taking .5mg Klonopin twice daily, and 10mg escitalopram. I have a great fear of heart testing and any type of test that requires my heart to be monitored. I’m afraid they will find something wrong. My moto has always been if a doctor does not verify you have a problem the problem does not exist. I need to change that...
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Came Out on a LSD Trip, Changed My Life

I took a drug called LSD, a psychedelic drug and I “came out” on it, I hope you know what it means, and it causes my anxiety level to went sky high during the “trip” I sort of “died” during the trip and came back, I wasn’t really the drug type of person but somehow my friends manage to convinced me, I’ll tried to keep and it brief and short, even thought friends who...
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My Boyfriend Has a Phobia of New Places

From an 18 year old in the : My boyfriend has a very specific phobia. He gets panic attacks while driving to places he’s never been. He has a certain few places he can drive to, in a close vicinity to his house, but he’s never been to my house. He will drive to it, get as close as maybe a quarter mile away, start to panic, and turns around. I try to be...
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Social Eating Insecurity

Growing up my boyfriend was homeless for some parts of his childhood. He also doesnt come from the greatest family, and experienced neglect throughtout his childhood. For the majority of his life he ate in solitude, and still prefers to not eat in public. This has become an issue in our relationship because I know he is uncomfortable when we go out to restaurants or when he eats dinner with my family. He will...
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Should I Seek Help?

I know I am introvert type person, but what I’m having trouble with is that I dislike people. I won’t say hate them nor would I wish them harm but I find it very hard to tolerate people…I think people in general are idiots. Because of my generally dislike of people and view that they are all idiots don’t matter if you had higher education everyone is an idiot and people are nasty creatures....
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Am I Just Being Ridiculous?

I’ve been intensely fearful of other people for as long as I can remember. I’m afraid to talk on the phone and I am too afraid to let anyone close. I’ve been with my boyfriend for 5 years and I just opened up to him about how crippling my fear has been lately. He told me exactly the same thing that my parents and my school counselors (in both high school and college) told...
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Social Anxiety (SA)

I read in a book about Stress and SA that: “No one knows why there are people who develop social phobia and some psychologists say that some young people between 13 and 19 years, stagnant in the Stage of Shyness and Fear characteristic of three to seven years. In fact, when taking into account the past patients, it appears that social phobia exists for several years. In childhood people with social phobia are “shy”...
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Potential Surfacing Mental Disorder

I am a college student who has just completed his freshman year, and will be continuing my education as a permanent on-campus resident. Since my junior year of high school, I have been experiencing something that is hard to sum up in simple words, so I will do my best to describe my symptoms. As far as the memory can stretch back, I have always had difficulty remaining positive and maintaining focus. I am...
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