Archives for Phobia

I Think I May Have Depression and a Kind of Anxiety

Hi, I’m a 13 year old trans guy and I’ve just moved to a foreign country, I don’t speak the language. I’ve been feeling very depressed for over 6 months. Lately I’ve also been noticing how much anxiety I feel when doing things like going to school, talking to people, going to the store and generally going out of my house and socializing. I think people here dislike me and judge me all the...
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My Girlfriend Has No Friends

My girlfriend an I are getting married, she has a 5-year-old daughter, however I have a great concerns. She has no friends; her social circle is her daughter and I. She is often angry stressed and fatigue, she is very insecure. Her life is a very structured on she comes home and starts to prepare for work the next day, take care of her daughter needs, when she is finished she goes to bed...
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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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Confused, Overthinking and Rather Afraid

I honestly have doubts when it comes to my mental sanity. I will start by saying that I face social anxiety and that I isolated myself from the world, avoiding most interactions with others and rarely leaving home. I cannot make friends as I find myself unable to open up to people, family included. I have a phobia of loud noise (yelling, firecrackers even balloons). I saw a therapist but I have again discovered...
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Stuck During Public Speaking

I am suffering from a serious psychological problem at present I am pursuing MBA from a respected B-School I am good in study but when I publicly speak, giving presentation I badly stuck and sometimes even not able to speak a single word despite of good content and knowledge of subject due to a psychological feeling. This feeling first arise when I am in 12th th actually when I think that I have to...
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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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Can’t Approach My Wife for Sex

I have been living with my beloved woman for over 7 years now. We got married over a year ago. But for the past 6 years we hardly have any sex. It has been irregular and very infrequent. My wife says she needs me to be a man, to show initiative, to be genuinely dominant at least in some aspects of life. She says I fail to take responsibility for my life. And all...
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Scared About the End of the Universe

About a week ago, I started to think about the end of the universe. It started to scare me to the point where now I get anxiety over everything. I start to get chest pains and I start crying because I just want it to go away. I don’t understand what is going on because in 2012 when they were saying that the world was going to end on Dec. 21, 2012 I was...
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Fear of Interacting

Hello. I used to be known as a spirited and quick witted person, but now I am afraid to go outside or talk to people who I know I will have to see again. I have many physical issues because of my fears. For one,my heart races almost immediately at the sound of an alarm clock,on the subway and many other instances. I’m forgetting everything. I feel like i’m a dead girl in this...
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Fear of Relationships

From Lithuania. Hello, I am a 21 year old student. I’ve been suffering from anxiety disorder, social phobia and have been taking antidepressants (escitalopram) for several years now (I had a small break,about a half year, but at the beginning of the first study year in other city my anxiety level very increased). I started to take drugs because of insomnia and high anxiety level. Time to time, I visit a psychiatrist. I had...
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OCD & Fear of Schizophrenia

As a kid I had two large episodes of anxiety, once when I was 9 and once when I was 12. Both times were due to fear of religion, afterlife, death, etc. I had been exposed to a junior camp counselor that informed me of all these things and I would go home scared, often thinking about death and how I would not have my family with me. I would break down and cry...
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Anaphylaxis Phobia

Ever since I had my youngest child (5 months) I have this terrible fear of going into anaphylaxis shock. It only happens with food, the same foods I have eaten a million times. I have never had an allergic reaction to food that I know of, and nothing seems to have triggered this fear. I was wondering how I can overcome this phobia naturally (no medication), and if counseling would be necessary. I pretty...
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