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I Think I Have Depression

From the United Arab Emirates: So i’m 15 years old, and i think i have depression, along with other mental issues that had been proven by tests online (I know its not a professional diagnoses but i had to get and idea if there’s something wrong with me) So it all started on Christmas when suddenly i got sad for no apparent reason and lost interest in all activities so i just stayed home...
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Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Insomnia

Hello. My name is Mila. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been a very anxious person. I am also a loner, spend most of my time by myself, a typical introvert. I have been taking Xanax for a while and it was helping with my anxiety. Lately, I’ve been under increased stress (job situation, financial problems, complete loneliness) and my anxiety went out of control. I stopped sleeping at all, fall...
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I Feel Like I’m Going Crazy

From a California teen: Ever since about 4 months ago I have lived through the worse time of my life.(prior to that when I was around 14 I started going through a depression which has lasted 3 years until now.) I started having intrusive thoughts when i was out drunk and possibly high (can’t remember) with friends, basically i was scared some neighbor was going to come out and kill me and my friends...
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I’m Scared of Myself & Others: Should I Check Into A Mental Hospital?

I rarely sleep for anything more than 3 hours every few days and when I finally do, I don’t even feel like I’m sleeping. I feel like I’m just laying there wide awake, watching the minutes tick by til I wake. I’ve been trying to get more sleep out nothing eotks. At times I will twitch violently and spasm. If left alone for too long I begin hearing a voice, muffled but still clear...
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A Dream Has Me Puzzled

I had a dream, not just an ordinary dream, but it was very very real. I’m a Christian and very active in my church. In my dream, there is a woman whom I’ve never dated although I find her attractive. I’ve never had sexual thoughts about her. In the dream I go in a room, she is in bed but under the covers, nothing showing. There were several mirrors on the wall but covered...
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I’m Always Tired

From the : Hi, I’m 13 and I usually get 9-12 hours of sleep and I read that’s recommended but I’m still feeling tired all day. I usually take naps at around 4 or 5 so I end up going to sleep at sun rise. I was wondering why I can only fall asleep at sun rise and why even though I get 9-12 hours of sleep, I’m still tired all day. I also...
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My Mother Is Numbing Herself

From the : My mother is going through a horrible divorce, and I’m afraid she isn’t dealing with it, just numbing herself. She has prescribed medication that I believe are interacting with each other. She sleep walks now and may be over-dosing herself, She doesn’t remember. I want to take her to a rehab but she is terrified of hospitals and is generally treated like trash by the personnel because she smokes. This morning...
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13-Year-Old Brother Has Changed for the Worse

He lies, fights with his parents, only wants to either sleep or hang out with friends. Please help. I would be ever so grateful to you. My cousin brother recently turned 13. He used to be an observing, caring, sharing, helping little boy from when he was an infant. He was also very brilliant, and though he never liked studies, he showed interest and was skilled in many housewifely (helping mom, tidying his wardrobe)...
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I Think I’m Depressed but I’m Embarassed to Seek Help

I think I am depressed. For the past couple months 5-7 months I have days where I can nearly get out of bed. I have days when I hate being alone but I hate being around my family and sometimes I don’t want to around anyone. I can drive a car and Listen to music and suddenly the music bothers me and I start to cry. I’m so sad sometimes that tears just roll...
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Wary of Opening Up to a Therapist

From India: Hello. I used to live a fulfilling life until an event a few years back which took a drastic emotional toll on me. After that, life seems just to be going downhill from here. As of now, I’m depressed, suffer from very little to no sleep with unexplained weight losses and general disinterest in everyday social situations. I approached a doctor about this but the medication did not seem to have any...
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Can Physical Illness Be a Manifestation of a Psychiatric One?

Hello. I’m in need of help. I recently got diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and over the past few months I feel as though things are spiraling worse and worse and worse. I’m so tired, I can barely think straight. Three weeks ago, I got sick. I have headaches, fatigue, muscle aches, weird abdominal pain, a complete lack of appetite, etc. I’m not getting better. I’ve been to multiple doctors, and they’ve done blood tests,...
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