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My Interests Are Easily Scattered

My problem is a sudden inability to read in past; present and my interests are easily scattered. Background, and issue: My father would drink, but life seemed normal, though with hindsight I think our family were not so close. In my 40s I found Al-Anon helped me through chaotic times. In the first six grades, I was ill a lot and didn’t become very social, though I’ve always had a few friends. In school,...
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Loneliness

I am finding it really hard to shift this feeling of loneliness. I don’t have any really close friends and when I do, I think I expect them to put in as much effort as I do. I take everything very personally and can get upset by little things quickly. If I do make friends and it is going well I start to feel panicky like I expect something to go wrong and I...
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My Dad Verbally Abuses My Mom

My father has been repeating this cycle for over 20 years now. He first finds the smallest things and blames it on her by throwing a tantrum. He already has high blood pressure and diabetes and therefore uses it as a scapegoat. The worst thing is that even though my mother clearly wants out of the marriage, she still has a baby, my two sisters and I to take care of. However, my mother...
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Something Is Wrong But I Don’t Know What

From a girl in grade 9 in Amsterdam: I have this weird thing where I feel like certain people can see me 24/7. It is really annoying because it stops me from doing things I think they won’t approve of. They only way to prevent it is by doing a weird ritual with my hands. I want to stop but it is hard. I also feel like people can read my mind when they...
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I Fell in Love for the First Time

Recently I found a great friend with whom I connected with immediately. Things took off to the extent that both our wives picked on us for liking each other. After being married and having children — now I am questioning everything. Then before I knew it, I was in love. Being with him means everything to me and being apart is torture. I cannot give him enough and would do anything to be with...
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Not Sure if I Have Depression or Not?

From Australia: I’m 16. For the past year or so I’ve been having lengthened periods of extreme sadness, I’ve self harmed a lot (cutting, over exercising and limiting myself to eating only 800 calories a day)-not recently recently, although the past few days I have been having the urge to a period last year I was weight dropped 7kgs, leaving me at 50kgs. I’m sad often for no reason, and its a...
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Paranoia or Schizophrenia?

I am trying to figure out if certain problem I am currently experiencing is social phobia, paranoia, or it is something serious like schizophrenia. It started when I (age 26) went on a trip to Europe with my brother and I got a terrible flu, and on our tour bus I began having a psychosis. I thought I could hear the whole bus talking about me being stupid and ugly. Even outside where we...
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Struggling with Separation

I’m really struggling with my marriage separation right now. My wife gave me an ultimatum to stop drinking or else we would be separated and I chose alcohol. I moved out of state and soon after wised up, and quit drinking and started going to AA. I pleaded with my wife to give me another chance, but now she says she needs to heal and focus on herself. I’m trying to give her space...
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Concerned about Antisocial Personality Disorder

From the : I am 50 years old and have battled all sorts of issues in my life…but one that really stands out is that I lie all of the time, and I’ve progressively gotten worse. I have addiction and find it hard to stay sober because I can’t seem to stay honest. I’m desperate for help. I am thinking I should go check myself in to a psychiatric hospital…not sure though…please advise A:...
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Why Do I Tell Lies?

I don’t understand what is wrong with me. I make up lies to make myself seem more important. I lie about not sleeping or that I am in an abusive household for attention. I strive off of peoples reactions about me. I constantly think that others are thinking about me. When somebody connects with me, I automatically won’t let go of them. I will make excuses to talk to them, to see them. I...
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Stuck In Childhood

I experienced three consecutive traumas during childhood — the first living alone with my severely depressed and volatile mother whose moods terrified me, the second a long period of violent sexual abuse culminating in my rape at age 9, the third a very open rejection and subsequent abandonment by my father. I’m now 23 and my life is beautiful. I have dealt with most of my issues. But one that won’t leave me alone...
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I Hate Speaking

From the : I’m 17 and I don’t like to speak and I try to avoid every situation where I have to speak. I’ve been doing this since I was little but I would only avoid speaking to other children. However as I got older I stopped talking to teachers. When my teachers called on me I would just stay silent. Now I’m doing it to my family. When my mother or siblings says...
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