Ask the Therapist About Teen Issues - Page 4

I Have Constantly Conflicting Views

From a 13 year old in the : Hi, I don’t know if I’m too young for this, but I’ve always had trouble determining what I truly believe in. Almost all of my actions, thoughts, and beliefs conflict with one another. Sometimes talking to people is easy while other times it’s impossible. Sometimes I’m unbelievably emotional while other times I just can’t seem to understand people. I always considered this normal and human, especially...
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Obsessively Researching OCD

From Canada: I’ve thought for a while now I might have OCD, but I never wanted to tell anyone in case I was wrong, and anyway we really can’t afford therapy. But I’ve spent nearly all of my time when I should be doing other work researching OCD symptoms and reading the same articles on OCD over and over again. I’ve spent hours almost daily just going through all of these and monitoring all...
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I Didn’t Know that I Had Bipolar

From a teen in Morocco: I didn’t know that i had bipolar, but when i read it on internet i got excessive stress. What do i do? Help A: Please take a deep breath and slow down. It is impossible to get an accurate diagnosis by only reading something on the internet. What looks like bipolar is not always bipolar. Shifts in mood and behavior can be caused by many things — especially at...
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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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I Think Something May Be Wrong with Me

I’ve always had problems with self-esteem, my weight, just me as a person in general. I grew up with only my mother and the times i spent with my father didn’t go well. He was abusive and strict and where i am from, there are no laws against beating children so there was nothing i could do to help myself. My mother had no problem with the way my father treated me because to...
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Social Anxiety or Normal?

From a 14 year old in the : Hi so I’m kind of a shy-ish person. I’m not super shy, but I don’t like doing things such as performing in front of others. There is a school talent show coming up, and my mom is forcing me to perform. She thinks the audition is in December when it was actually this week. I’m not sure whether I should tell her, because I really don’t...
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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 Feel Extremely Worthless and Unloved

Hi, I’m fifteen years old. I have been thinking to do this for some time but never had the courage so here goes; for the past time I have been feeling so unloved and worthless. I have many friends that are caring so this isn’t the problem but it’s all starting to build up. My parents are very criticizing of me and for every mistake I do there are massive consequences. I know they love...
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I Think about Killing Things

Lately especially, but i have felt this way for a very long time, I think about killing people, animals, or general destruction of surrounding items. I have been extremely fascinated by horror and gore. i have never found it scary or disgusting but actually the opposite. i enjoy it a lot. i don’t really bother watching movies unless there is someone being terrorized. in class or everyday life my mind wonders to heavy detailed...
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I’m Aroused by Urination

From a teen in Australia: I have this disorder of being sexually aroused when a guy urinates. I’m pretty sure I’m straight, but I do not get aroused when a girl does it. I really don’t want to be sexually aroused by urination, because this is becoming to be all I think about. I want to be normal and not be sexually aroused when someone is urinating or when I think about urination. Please...
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Is this Possible Schizophrenia or Puberty?

Hello there…I am a 15 year old female…I just started high school in my country and here for the past 5 months I have been dealing with a serious problem…You see I tend to hear voices every single day. It wasn’t that much of a problem it sure is now…I hear them INSIDE of my head although sometimes I can HEAR them with my ears. But only a few words such as “never”...
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