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Hunger to Kill

I get a hungry feeling when I think of murder. The blood, the meat, it fascinates me. I’m always thinking of the kill. I’ve never done it though. But I’ve done horrible things that are illegal, cheated on tests, lied and had sex with other women while having a girlfriend, etc. I know I’m insane, nothing will change the psychopathy in my deranged soul. But I’d like to know why I want to shoot...
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If He Recovers from Depression, Will We?

From the : A little over a month ago, my boyfriend decided he was no longer happy with me and broke off our four year relationship. He thought I didn’t trust him. He thought I wanted to keep him isolated. Lately, he parties more, eats less, doesn’t want to be around his friends or his family, has difficulty sleeping, and seems generally sad and/or angry. In the last week, I’ve tried letting him know...
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Terrified of My Father, Nightmares that He Will Kill Me

My father has always had issues with drugs, drinking, and anger issues. All three together are just toxic. He is fine, fine, fine – for weeks/months – then will decide he doesn’t need his meds (for his anger problems) and go off them. Within a day, he is a raging lunatic. Screaming, yelling, hitting my mother, breaking doors, snapping his cell phone in half, kicking the dogs. Recently he started cheating on my mother...
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I Feel Embarrassed to Go Out and Meet New Friends

I’m taking Renax Alprazolam medicine and Risperdal Consta Risperdal injection. Doctor prescribed Renax half pill when needed for anxiety. But haven’t told him about having the phobia and panic attacks. The appointment is in one month from now. Is this Renax drug suitable also for phobias, social phobias and panic attack also? How much maximum pills i can take per day? Now i’m taking half pill of a whole pill that is...
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Unhealthy Obsession with a Celebrity

I’m 18 and am deeply obsessed with a celebrity who’s 15 years older than me. I’m unable to concentrate on my studies and everything. He’s a singer and the thought of his voice makes me love him all the more. I’ve been wasting all my time searching about him watching all his interviews, performances, etc. I think I have an intense-personal level of obsession. I can’t stop myself from imagining myself with ! A:...
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I Can’t Say No

What do I do!? I just feel like I have no control over anything… it’s like I’m just always supposed to be on… I never have time for myself… I’m always either studying or working or listening to my mother’s problems with her ex-husband. I typically like to unwind by playing the bass, but I can’t even get what I need out of that. Anytime I look forward to something my plans get changed...
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Older Sister Neglected as a Child and Is Now Having a Baby

My sister, M– is in the middle of me and my brother and I am the youngest. We are all 4 years apart. Our parents divorced when M– was in her mid-teens. Mom was angry constantly and condescending to my father. My father was wounded, emotional, but my sister would later describe him as “disgustingly weak”. I remember coming to my sister during this time crying, hoping to share in our sadness about our...
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Engrained Symptoms Being Triggered Involuntarily

From Canada: First, I’ve always had a ton of stress, depression, and anxiety from being raised by dysfunctional parents (which persists), along with other things. However, newer issues have really started taking there toll on me when I suffered an injury to my neck. This neck injury (atlas and upper neck instability) actually caused overwhelming symptoms by basically constantly overactivating my sympathetic nervous system, and also impeding blood flow to my brain. These symptoms...
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I Feel Trapped by Situation I Caused

From Finland: I am in 10 years committed relationship. I have had an affair for two years. Two years of lie and cheat to both sides. Can’t let go of one or the other one. Got the affair partner pregnant 3 months ago, as soon as I heard of it I ran away and cut almost all connections with her. Not because I don’t love her or not because I am afraid of being...
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How to Help Boyfriend Who Just Told Me He Was Molested Several Times As A Child

My boyfriend just told me that he was abused as a child by several different people. One of the predators was a family friend, one was a classmate, and one was a family member. He told me his parents were angry with him for not speaking up sooner and basically blamed him. He is a very sweet man and extremely overprotective of his little brother because one of his molesters threatened to do the...
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Compound Grief and PTSD

From the : I started to write my life story but then realized it would take 10 pages so I will try to sum it up best I can. I had a really bad childhood full of neglect , abuse, abandonment and family mental illnesses. I always had anxiety as a child but was able to mask it as I thought people would think there was something wrong with me. As I got older...
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Pedophile Fear

Hello everyone, about a week ago I started to have intrusive sexual thoughts about children and am very tired of having them. I don’t even find these fantasies arousing, I find them more annoying, but in the end all this train of thought leads me to is panic of being a pedophile and tiny stomach pains. I just went on a site that says if you have thoughts like I did you are automatically...
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