Ask the Therapist About Phobia - Page 2

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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Repetitive Movements and Some Sounds Make Me Feel Horrible

There are movements that people do that make me feel very angry and horrible. It’s one of the main reasons I’m happy this school year is over. When someone in class would tap their feet on the ground/move their feet repetitively, click their pen, tap their hands on their desks, etc., I would feel so angry inside. I always had to use my hands to block it from my view or cover my ears....
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Too Young for Health Anxieties

I’m way too young for this. I have very bad anxieties about my health. I feel so guilty, making my parents take me to who knows how many specialists, MRI’s, ETC. Every day I worry I have something. With that comes the feeling of terror, the all-too-real pain, and screaming at everyone to call an ambulance. I’m too young to have to deal with this stuff. I’m constantly twitching and shaking, unless you take...
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Confidence Issues, Social Insecurity and Split Personality

10 years ago when I was 21, I moved countries. I started studying here and I learned the language more or less, I even managed to write a thesis required for the diploma. Somewhere in between I have realized that I developed some sort of split personality. Somehow my native personality doesn’t translate in to my ‘English’ personality. Awful lot of times I can’t produce a decision based on my personal (native) choice, because...
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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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