Ask the Therapist About Sleep

Does Depression Worsen with Age?

Hello. I have suffered from depression for about 15 years, but right now I am experiencing symptoms I have never had before. I’ve always felt the emptiness, the numbness, fatigue and often the suicidal ideation (more often than I care to elaborate on). But now my depression is either changing or worsening. These new symptoms include disliking the light; I’d rather sit in a dark room alone. I’m not enjoying anything, but it’s much...
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Decrease in My Cognitive Abilities: Is It Psychological or Physiological?

I have been experiencing a decline in my mental capacity. This includes problems recalling the names of certain objects, remembering school work and generally feeling like my mind is blank. I’ve experienced this three years ago and I went to a neurologist who did an MRI, however at that time I was complaining about a numbness in my head which is what this feels like and at that time I also had insomnia, trouble...
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There Seems to Be Something Wrong with My Brain

From 13 year old girl in Canada: I seem to alter my personality in mirror of who is with me. I feel like a different person, even if I don’t talk when I am around others. When I am alone I act more comfortably, more like myself; a little emotionless. I also have been hallucinating and hearing voices I’ve never known before, or strange things like aardvark-like creatures. I used to be a bit...
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I Don’t Know What to Do with My Insomnia Anymore

Hi, I amĀ 15 and I have been with insomnia for a couple months. I have school and can’t sleep And this is making me so sad. It is making me feel emotionally broken. And it is killing my self esteem. I’ve been in therapy for the past 5 years. I exercise and meditate but with insomnia it feels like nothing is helping. Not even those strong pills. I AM so tired And need to...
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Personality Disorder? What’s Wrong with Me?

I’m feel like there is something seriously wrong with my head and I just don’t know what it is? I’ve researched a lot of different mental disorders and I can relate to a lot of the symptoms of so many of them. When I was in 4th grade I was diagnosed with ADD and I’ve have had on and off depression, disordered eating habits, and anxiety since then but I was diagnosed with depression...
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Enuresis After Drinking

I am a fit 27 year old male and have been experiencing accidents at night for two years now. At first it was rarely, after I consumed alcohol. In the past few months I find if I consume even 2-3 drinks (enough to get tipsy) I will wake up in a wet bed almost certainly. The amount of alcohol consumed is not excessive. It is very stressful to sleep in any bed other than...
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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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