Archives for Trauma - Page 2

Do I Have Dermatillomania?

I am a non-gender binary 15 year old. I’ve recently learned of dermatillomania and think I do have it. I was wondering if you could provide me with your opinion? I was sexually abused when I was 12 and ever since then I’ve had a compulsion to picking my skin. It’s become an obsession. I’ll sit in front of the mirror for hours on end just picking and picking. I have scabs and scars...
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Is There Any Hope for Someone Like Me?

From the : When I was 13 I began therapy and have been involved with the mental health system ever since. It started with therapy for self harm and depression as a young teenager and after a year my therapist “let me go” on the pretense that I shouldn’t “use therapy as a #8221; Then I was reintroduced to therapy after a suicide attempt at age 17 and finally diagnosed with major depressive disorder,...
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Possible Repressed Memory?

Hello. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule for me (hopefully). I would like to ask if what I experienced are possible signs of repressed memories because I asked two doctors, one is a general physician and he said what I experienced was vertigo and the other is a gynecologist and she said what happened was because I couldn’t handle my period pain (first day) I don’t agree personally with the...
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Sister Pulled My Daughter’s Loose Tooth

My 7 year old daughter and nieces had just finished practicing being flower girls. My kid was still nervous about the wedding. She comes up to me and shows me her top front tooth is bleeding. This isn’t the first time so I’m not concerned by it. My sis, the dental hygienist, asks to see the tooth. My kid doesn’t want her to, but I tell her to let my sister take a look....
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I Feel Numb and Have No Idea What I Am Doing with My Life

I’m 15 and am haunted by the question if I am wasting my life. I often question what the hell I am doing, but then I feel like physically hurting myself because I strongly wish I could disappear. My father is an alcoholic and has always been for what I can remember. My mother is a lying, irresponsible woman who abandoned her three children for other men and would come crawling back to my...
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Concerned about My Mother

Hi. My mum is 58 and has lived a very unhealthy life. She had my brother at 16 and my father used to beat her — they would fight almost every day but he didn’t hit her every time. I’ve witnessed him burn her clothes etc. Later in life, she spiraled into a bad gambling addiction and as long as I’ve known her, she has had severe anxiety. We’ve never been able to get...
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I Have Two Personalities I Switch Between at Will

I’m 14 and I have a past history of child abuse (I can’t remember though, I just heard it from my mom), I bounce between a personality I used to have when I was younger, a crazy wild chatty warm loud like personality that I have named Viola and a calm lazy cold kinda sad angry quiet personality. Me and my stepdad has nicknamed it Broken Mirror disorder because my problem doesn’t match MPD...
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Child Sexual Abuse Sprouting into Other Problems

I was sexually abused several times as a child growing up by family members. I have notified my parents and am seeking help now. I was recently diagnosed with PTSD and moderate depression, and while I feel better just by finally receiving help, I can’t shake off the feeling that it’s worthless. I can’t bring myself to care about not only about myself, but about family, friends, future. Or my little sister. I was...
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I Think I Was Sexually Abused But Can’t Remember Specific Situation

When a family member like my mom or dad kisses me and hugs me, I feel disgusted/nasty/dirty/powerless, etc. probably because I see hugs and kisses as something inherently sexual, so I like affection from anyone who isn’t my family. I cried when a couple hours ago my mom forced me to hug her. I had extreme anxiety when I was a preteen (not as extreme today), and I self-cut a few times in those...
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Why Am I Having Crazy Dreams?

I have really bad crazy dreams. Usually about death and graveyards. I dreamed once I was with a group digging up graves because we had to preserve them better and put them back. My papaw’s grave is always in these dreams. Why am I having them and what do they mean? … I have had major trauma and I suffer from depression, anxiety and OCD. I was just diagnosed with paranoid delusions. Thanks. A....
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Dissociation and Amnesia

Friday night I started having an anxiety attack. I dont remember a whole lot. The next thing I remember I was a child holding my boyfriend and sobbing uncontrollably as if something bad had happened to me. Then my boyfriend said I sat up and said I don’t know who I am. Tell me who I am. He said he showed me pictures of the kids and I and I didn’t recognize any of...
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