Archives for PTSD - Page 2

Am I at a High Risk for PTSD?

From the : When I was in middle school, my acquaintances would repeatedly slap me in the butt at the lunch table and that made me feel very uncomfortable. That happened regularly. They used to say “I love you” sarcastically. One of them said I would go to college at “Touch my penis #8221; They used to make me try to push someone off the lunch table and then they blamed me for it to...
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Is this Dissociative Identity Disorder?

I took your sanity test and got a 50 in dissociation, 50 in PSTD, 69 in depression, and 70 in anxiety. I listed these results specifically because I know that these are symptoms of DID. Now, I am very forgetful, short term and long term when it comes to events, not with information though. That I feel others hold for me and give it to me when needed. I experience visual and auditory hallucinations, both internal and external. I...
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Erratic Uncontrollable Mood Swings and Anger

Since I was a child I’ve experienced extreme changes in mood with no explainable reason behind them. Counselors have always explained it as a result from physical and emotional abuse as a child. I’m almost 30 now, married with two children and have every reason in the world to be happy, but I never feel that way. My temper/attitude seems to be getting worse every year. I’ve noticed a pattern that falls into play...
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I Feel Caged in My Own Body

From a 19-year-old woman in S. Africa: Recently I got out of a 4-year drug influenced relationship but the feelings I had for him faded away after about a year but he kept me caged in because of the drugs, I was his money bank. But after we broke up and me getting clean of off the heroin, I started getting back into reality and my past slapped me through my face harder then...
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Why Am I Never Content?

I started dating my husband when I was 15, I am 27 now. We have been married and living together for 2 years now, and I should be happy… Right? I mean, I have all the things a woman my age should want… but I am still not happy. A lot of issues from my childhood have resurfaced over this past year (I was molested by my father, and it is finally out in...
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Random Flashbacks that Don’t Seem to be Triggered by Anything Specific

There are moments in my day that I’ll completely stop what I’m doing and have a flashback for maybe a max of 5 seconds. I’ll just stand there, blank and motionless. I can feel myself doing it, it just takes me a second to snap myself out of it — (this is not the case when I’m not focused on something, situations where I’m watching a movie or in the shower I find myself...
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Wanting to Rape

I am a 32-year-old man and I am suffering from severe depression, dissociative disorder, PTSD from physical and sexual abuse and anxiety disorder. I have noticed that I have been drinking a lot since I began dissociating and losing time. Once I drink I dissociate and I am ready for anything, apparently. I have an obsession with raping women. Let me tell you that I am transgender and born female and have been raped...
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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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Robbed of Control Over My Life

From Germany: I’ve been feeling like I was robbed of control over my life by my ex-girlfriend made me avoid sex with all women. About 5 years ago, about a month after breaking up with my ex-girlfriend, she contacted me to let me know she took a pregnancy test and that she was pregnant with my child. We didn’t use condoms, as she was on the pill, and I had no reason to disbelieve it....
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I Have Been Advised to Try EMDR

From the : Hi…I have been advised to try EMDR for trauma however my concern is that it won’t alleviate the trauma. If this is the case…what other options would I have? (I currently see a therapist) Thanks A: Since you already see a therapist, she or he is the best person with whom to explore options. I don’t know what kind of work you’ve already done. By all means, give EMDR (Eye Movement...
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Does My Stepbrother Have an Anxiety Disorder?

From the : Hi. I’m 14. I have a step brother that lives in my dad’s house. His mom (my step mom) lives in the house as well. I recently moved in with my dad. My step mom is very protective over her son who is 22. He just recently got his first job ever. But he doesn’t work very often so he does what he’s always done for many years. He stays in...
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There’s Something Seriously Wrong with Me

A few weeks ago, I was at my best friend’s house and was awoken by the sound of her niece’s father shooting himself and her sister screaming. He didn’t die immediately but he did hours later. About a week later, my best friend tried to kill herself, but did not succeed and was sent to a hospital. Ever since the guy shot himself I haven’t felt right. Every little noise scares me and I’m...
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