Ask the Therapist About Teen Issues - Page 3

There Is a Strong Belief that I May Have ADD/ADHD

I am a teenager and my parents strongly believe that I may have ADD/ADHD. I took a self test and 14/15 questions were answered as “yes”. I notice I mostly have the inattentive and impulsive symptoms and hardly the hyperactivity. I often find it hard to focus, I daydream a lot and I never put effort into anything that doesn’t interest me, I’m very disorganized and very paranoid and distracted easily and I know...
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My Friend’s Parents Won’t Help

From the : One of my best friend’s has depression. He doesn’t hide it anymore, and has expressed to his parents and friends that he wants help. We’re only 16, so we really can’t do that much on our own, but his parents are adamant against letting him get treated. After he tried to kill himself, they took him to a therapist or something, but they refuse to prescribe him to any anti-depressants. He...
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My Girlfriend’s Weed Dependency Is Destroying Our Relationship

From a teen in the : Me and my girlfriend have been dating for a while and recently broke up because she has a lot of trouble controlling her emotions. When we argue she says a lot of hurtful things and then randomly apologizes for it later. Its really confusing because I don’t know what she really means sometimes. We were fine before she started smoking weed everyday, and now she’s so irrational and...
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I Have Urge to Have Sex with My Sister

I want to have sex with her. I searched on the web and i found that i’m mentally sick. Am I really? Whenever i see her, i get arousal! She have very nice body, and she is sexy. I want to kill myself now. How can i think such bullshit!! I am really very frustrated. please sir/mam help me. either i will kill myslef, or i will leave my home forever. I asked my...
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Homicidal Ideation, No One to Turn To

I am a sophomore in high school, and since middle school I have had suicidal thoughts, and attempted about twice. But that is not the heart of my current issue. Last year, I started having homicidal thoughts as well. I have thoughts of planting a bomb in my school, or walking into my school or mall or church with a rifle and opening fire. I have no reason to want this, I am not...
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Sibling Rivalries

I am in a family of five. I am the second oldest, I have an older sister a younger sister and two younger brothers. All my life I have felt as if my siblings team up on me. My two sisters have always been very close and so have my brothers. Whenever it comes to arguments I am always the one who is put down by the others. If I say something at one...
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Stress

When I see a meal I lose my control and I want to eat it all. Food is so important, the most important thing in my life — every time I want to eat. Mostly I eat when I am not hungry. I have no limit to eating. After eating I feel ashamed. I am not obese — but I gain fat. A lot of my hair falls out. I feel hardly ever sad, angry. Mostly...
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Parents Want Me to Be Single

I have just begun my freshman year of college. Over the summer, my best guy friend and I realized we had feelings for each other and decided to begin a relationship. Even though we were going to different universities, we felt like we had nothing to lose and didn’t want to look back and wonder what it would’ve been like. We have been dating for four months now and have been able to visit...
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How Do I Cope with My Tactile & Auditory Hallucinations?

My hallucinations started out as just whispers in my head and simple things like light touches on my body but now they’ve gotten worse. Instead of a whisper, I hear a loud voice talking outside me. Instead of a light touch from some disembodied hand, I feel someone’s entire body wrapped around mine. These two now appear together instead of separately like they did before, so it feels like there are real people surrounding...
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Miserable Life and Gender Issues

For 5 months now, my father has left me and my mother in search for “work” in the Philippines, since he was released from his job in Australia in 2013. Currently, my father rarely contacts us, either through phone or email. He even KNOWS my email and house number. Yet, he never seems to call at all, or seems the least bit concerned. This isn’t the first time my father has done this. He’s...
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I’m Stuck in Between My Parents’ Child Support Trial

From the : My divorced parents are using me to get information about each other to use in their child support trial. I thought I could confide in my grandmother for support, but she ended up telling my mom everything I said and now my mom is using that information to use against my father in court. My father is claiming that he doesn’t need to pay the unpaid child support from when I...
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