Ask the Therapist About PTSD - Page 4

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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Confusion of Childhood

First, I will start with some info about me, I am 21 with 2 kids and engaged with the father. I previously was having thoughts that I had sexual intercourse when I was 4 with someone who was only a few years older, I remember bits of this, such as where this occurred, who it was etc, I am still to this day not sure if this was a dream or reality, Then when...
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I Think I Have PTSD

From a 16 year old in the : I got sexually abused by my step father for 14 years. When I was 13, I got raped twice. Now, I constantly have these flashbacks. I get shaky and nervous…as if it’s happening to me right then. I hear my screaming in my head and see it as if it were right in front of me. It terrifies me. I do self harm and having these...
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Rape Survivor: Still Struggling 3 Years Later

Hi. Three years ago this Father’s Day, I was date raped. This happened about 4 months before I got pregnant with my two year old. Lately I have been having a really hard time mentally dealing with the memories of being raped, I have even been having terrible crying spells. Is it normal to still be having spells of complete terror and crying? I have alzo been having an increase in nightmares. I have...
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Could I Have PTSD?

When I was a young child I was mocked a lot, but childhood bullying is not my main concern. When I was a Sophomore in High school, my grandmother moved in with my family and I (mom, dad, and I. I have no siblings.) When she moved in I knew her reputation of hurting the feelings of my cousins. She always leaves the boys alone, but is CRUEL to the girls. I heard stories...
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PTSD?

Not sure if my latest issue with my driving phobia was due to effexor withdrawl, PTSD, or freaking out about nothing A year ago I got into a very bad car accident with my son where we both were hospitalized due to injuries. I have been trying to get over this car accident for quite awhile and have developed PTSD and my anxiety has worsened. I had to go back unto my antidepressants due...
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