Ask the Therapist About Sleep

Can headache & sleep issues make each other worse?

From the : Can one make the other worse? only sleeping about 3 to 4 hours a night. and headaches all day thru out the day and right side of head and eye hurts. last about hour or so several times a day? any thoughts. I am PTSD thru VA because of combat USMC A: Thank you for writing. I’m very concerned. A headache on one side of the head that interferes with sleep...
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Sound of Sirens In Head, Anxiety Very Scared

Hello, I am 22 years old, I suffer from bad anxiety and I’ve been terrified of developing schizophrenia all of my life, I went through a period of my life a few years ago where I had awful anxiety, and I would hear what sounded like police sirens inside my head from time to time, eventually when my anxiety lessened, the noise went away. Now after the past 6 months my anxiety has come...
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What Does My Nightmare Mean?

From the : What is your opinion on the reason behind a reoccurring nightmare such as this? I am in my home and demons come, take me hostage, burn my house down (which turns into this tall cylinder like building where each floor is a circle and you can look over the railing and see all the floors burning. They kill my family and friends in front of me, but I never die. I...
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I Have Trouble Functioning

From the : I lose track of time……I cant focus on one thing at a time…I go from one topic to another then back to an earlier a few minutes…all everyday tasks seem overwhelming….then if I get one done its such a big wonder why it seemed such a big deal. Im a big procastinator because everything seems overwhelming. I feel like a zombie sometimes. I stay home only go out because...
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I Think I’m Delusional

I don’t know where to start. About a week ago I had a realization that I have been straying from reality for a long time. These “Episodes” have been happening more frequently and they’re getting worse. About a year ago I spent two-three months thinking people were watching me. I thought that two guys (to be exact) could open this portal and see me while I changed and when I was bathing. It freaked...
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Stress & Possible Psychotic Symptoms?

Hello, im a 14 year old living in the US. i have been pretty stressed over the past couple of years. from the time i was a child, i was seen as odd and as having strange mannerisms and being very socially non-fluent, but ever since last year, i have had intermittent hallucinations. this started at a time i was very stressed due to being in a leadership role with higher-ups who made it...
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I Think I Have Depression

Ok so I’ve talked to my parents a few times about how I think I might have depression. I’ve taken the tests on here every other day and results are almost always the same, minor to severe depression. So when I talked to my parents they said it was just because my hormones are all over the place, but would my hormones give me suicidal thoughts or wanting to cut. I don’t cut or...
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Crying/Laughing without Any Reasons

From Indonesia: I’ve been crying or laughing (or both at the same time) without any proper reasons for several nights lately. Only when I’m alone in my room. Aside of that, I scream silently without reasons. It just too sudden… It come from my mouth without my control. My screams are about random things or people that I don’t even think at time. This happens too frequently, around 10 or more in a day....
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Believe I Have Multiple Personality Disorder

From a young man in the : I have been experiencing a fair amount of stress from my new relationship and family. The past 2 nights my girlfriend has been receiving text messages from my number at 2 am saying that I wanted to break up with her. The next night at the same time she received another text in a different form but still implying that i want to break up with her...
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Not Able to Open My Eyes When Sleeping

I took a nap a little bit ago for about an hour but something really strange happened. It started out with the dream I ended up having felt so real, I thought it was in real life. Now that I know it was a dream, I can’t really understand how I felt that the dream was actually real life. It turned out to be a nightmare-ish dream, at one point I got chased by...
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Hallucinations Are Haunting Me

I have been diagnosed with Aspergers and Major Depression, however I am not sure these diagnoses are correct as hypnogogic hallucinations continue and frankly, even after two different types of antidepressants, my depression is only marginally better. For a bit of background: I had a rather difficult childhood. Drugs were a problem in my family and while major violence didn’t quite happen, there was much screaming and quick, explosive, changes in mood by my...
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Music in My Head

From the : I’m 55 and I often wake at night because my thoughts or dreams are so vibrant. I hear songs in my head, like when you get a song stuck in your head. But this is almost constant. Always some song in my head. I don’t hear it out loud; its not an audio hallucination. I’ve asked a neurologist about it and my internist. nobody seems to have heard of it before...
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