Ask the Therapist About Teen Issues - Page 2

Panic and Self Harm When Hearing a Lot of Noise

Sometimes when I hear any loud noises, or even any noise, if it keeps going for any length of time, at times, I just freak out and self harm and scream and yell at myself. I just want to run and hide somewhere perfectly, completely quiet. It’s only sometimes that I feel this way, and it seems to be when a lot of other things are already bothering me. I don’t know why or...
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Severe ADHD and Sluggishness Are Bringing My Grades Down

From Canada: I’m an 8th grade boy, I hope I won’t be judged differently or ignored because I am under 18. I have severe ADHD and sluggishness and I find it very hard to incline myself to work or study. I don’t want to lose my future because my grades are going down and i just brush it off and say “maybe next #8221; I’m worried because this is also bringing down my confidence,...
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Mental Health Worries and Whether to Go to University

I’m 17 now and should be off to university next year, but I’m so scared I don’t know if I should. I have a history of depression, really bad self-esteem, and I know I show many symptoms of OCD and anxiety, specifically GAD. The thought of going to university at this point terrifies me as I am worrying that all of my problems will get worse and worse to the point that I can’t...
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I Feel Something Is Wrong and My Parents Won’t Believe Me

I don’t know what is happening to me, I have really bad depression and sometimes I just get all happy and excited about everything and then out of nowhere without reason I get too depressed, I used to consume drugs but I stop consuming a year ago, but it still feels like nothing is real, also I have attempted suicide like 5 times, I feel like I’m losing my mind, I feel like I’m...
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Humiliated

Hello. I am a 15 year old girl. Since I was a little girl, I never really went outside. I always stayed at my home most of the time. I only had one friend with whom I would talk to most of the time. I was terrified of what people thought about me, and I still am. And because of that I avoid people, even my classmates. A humiliating incident happened today. After tuition,...
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What Does Psychosocial Mean?

From the : About four years ago I was released from a psychiatric hospital after a month, and my mom had picked me up. I was looking at the papers and I saw under diagnosis, along with what I had been diagnosed with before was ‘psychosocial’. I asked my mom what that mean and she said it meant I have no social skills. I could had told you that! But seriously, I can’t find...
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I Can’t Stop Lying

From a teen in Egypt: I have a problem with lying, I have read about it online and knew it was a condition called Pathological lying… I lie about nearly every aspect of my life to to almost everyone I know and I want to stop but I just can’t and I really need some help in that if you please. A: I’m glad you recognize that lying is a problem. It is likely...
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I Am Obsessed with a Celebrity

From a teen in Argentina: For the past few months, I have become obsessed with a male celebrity. As a result, I am constantly browsing for videos, interviews and photos of him. The fact that there is new material of his to watch almost everyday makes it even harder to stop obsessing. It’s such a strong infatuation; he’s a highly educated, smart and funny man and I am often fantasizing about being a part...
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Why Do I Engage in Attention-Seeking Behavior?

Hello. So here’s the thing: I noticed I’m an attention seeker a long time ago and I cannot understand why. My childhood has not been perfect, but it has been pretty good. My parent and my friends love me. I certainly can’t complain. I think even as I kid I’ve always wanted to be noticed but positively. As I grew older I started to want sympathy, perhaps even more than praise. I would often...
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Was I Sexually Abused?

From the : When I was about 4-5 yrs old, a boy about 7 would take me into the closet and under the bed and take my pants down and touch me and put objects in my undies and say I had to leave it there for awhile. My memory of the rest is pretty hazy. But we were both just kids so it must be my fault just as much as his? Was...
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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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Unable to Produce Results, Caught Up in a Huge Lie

I met a my best friend when I was 16 and we started dreaming of doing amazing things. We decided to go to France after highschool (we were 18) and study robotics and then later on founded an NGO about education. I have so much fun learning on my spare time with him all about robotics, and child psychology, how to create workshops to teach children about technology at a young age. All was...
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