Ask the Therapist About Psychology

Too Extreme and Frequent Mood Swings

From India: Sometimes I feel so energetic, fresh, free and confident, I could say anything to anyone without hesitation. These are the times when I wonder why I ever get sad. But when I do get down, it’s intolerable, I feel desperate, restless, nauseated, I feel my stomach churning, a gut wrench, I cannot sleep, I keep turning, I get suicidal thoughts such that I often plan my suicide, I wish to cry and...
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Hunger to Kill

I get a hungry feeling when I think of murder. The blood, the meat, it fascinates me. I’m always thinking of the kill. I’ve never done it though. But I’ve done horrible things that are illegal, cheated on tests, lied and had sex with other women while having a girlfriend, etc. I know I’m insane, nothing will change the psychopathy in my deranged soul. But I’d like to know why I want to shoot...
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Terrified of My Father, Nightmares that He Will Kill Me

My father has always had issues with drugs, drinking, and anger issues. All three together are just toxic. He is fine, fine, fine – for weeks/months – then will decide he doesn’t need his meds (for his anger problems) and go off them. Within a day, he is a raging lunatic. Screaming, yelling, hitting my mother, breaking doors, snapping his cell phone in half, kicking the dogs. Recently he started cheating on my mother...
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Self-Harm

From Ireland: Sometimes I don’t know how I’m feeling and cut myself. Whenever I cut I don’t go deep at all. I barely cut the surface and I doesn’t even really leave any scars… lately I’ve been punching my arms and leaving these bruises. I’m close with my mum but no I don’t want to tell her. I don’t even know what I’m thinking or what’s wrong so what’s the point, I don’t want...
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Engrained Symptoms Being Triggered Involuntarily

From Canada: First, I’ve always had a ton of stress, depression, and anxiety from being raised by dysfunctional parents (which persists), along with other things. However, newer issues have really started taking there toll on me when I suffered an injury to my neck. This neck injury (atlas and upper neck instability) actually caused overwhelming symptoms by basically constantly overactivating my sympathetic nervous system, and also impeding blood flow to my brain. These symptoms...
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This Boy Is Obsessed with Me

From New Zealand: There’s this boy I met only last year like in December? We had a thing but that was it I had no further feelings for him but that didn’t stop him from stalking me and telling everyone that we go out. It may not sound like a big issue but to me it is. Its gotten to the point where he would call me on different phone numbers which I’ve blocked...
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Do I Have Borderline Personality Disorder or Am I Just Overreacting?

From Sweden: I apologize in advance as I know this question has been asked, but I feel like I have not gotten the answer I’m looking for. What leads me to suspect I have at least traits of BPD: -Impulsivity: I have been impulsive since I was a binge-eat, (purge), I’ve had unprotected sex, impulsive romantic interests, I chose what I wanted to work with on impulse, it’s hard to stop the impulsivity,...
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I Lack the Feeling of Embarrassment

From the : I’m 30 and have never experienced the feeling of being embarrassed or shame. I constantly read and see the word (embarrassment) in books or TV, but I have never identified with it. When growing up, I actually thought the feeling of anger (which I experience quite often) and the feeling of embarrassment were one and the same thing. I now realize from my past that in situations were I was supposed...
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My Boyfriend’s Parents Blame Him for Problems They’re Causing

From England: My boyfriend and I met at university, and since graduating we have lived with his retired parents. They are comfortable and are helping us find our feet. I work part time and make a small contribution, my boyfriend is given a small allowance until things pick up. We are very appreciative of their support and respectful in their home. Yet, the relationship with his parents is strained. His father ignores him completely,...
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What Does Psychosocial Mean?

From the : About four years ago I was released from a psychiatric hospital after a month, and my mom had picked me up. I was looking at the papers and I saw under diagnosis, along with what I had been diagnosed with before was ‘psychosocial’. I asked my mom what that mean and she said it meant I have no social skills. I could had told you that! But seriously, I can’t find...
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