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What & Why Do I Feel This Way?

As a teenager I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and when I was younger with ADHD, I have not followed up with any treatment mostly because therapy and median made me tired and mad. My father was an alcoholic and I went through a lot of traumatic things by age 13 and truly didn’t want to be bothered or cope. I believe that’s where I developed my skill of blacking stuff out and turning...
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Is There Something Wrong with Me?

Hi everyone, I’m happy that there is such an outlet for everyone and wish everyone well. Hope my question helps others! I’m 23 this year and I have completed my university education and find myself stuck in life and unable to make choices nor believe in myself. It is very hard for me to express how I feel now that I am writing. I have many concerns and worries of my life. I would...
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My Psychologist and Psychiatrist Disagree

From the : Ok, I will so my best to make my situation clear. I have battled with panic disorder (with agoraphobia), and severe generalized anxiety disorder since I was 7 years old (I’m 19). I’ve had two severe major depressive episodes, one of which I am going through right now. I’ve tried a variety of treatments, and am currently NOT on any medication. I have had some new symptoms lately. I have terrible...
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Am I at a High Risk for PTSD?

From the : When I was in middle school, my acquaintances¬†would repeatedly slap me in the butt at the lunch table and that made me feel very uncomfortable. That happened regularly. They used to say “I love you” sarcastically. One of them said I would go to college at “Touch my penis #8221; They used to make me try to push someone off the lunch table and then they blamed me for it to...
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Different Stuff

From the : I’m 15 and it’s my first time asking here so do please tell me if I need to fix this. I would’ve liked it private though. So anyway, I’m not sure if I could say I was molested as a child. My sister would rarely touch me, but she would make me touch her down there and do stuff a lot more. It stopped when she started puberty so when she...
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I Can’t Tell that I’m Dreaming

Lately, I’ve been having a very difficult time trying to fall asleep. I’ve tried different over the counter sleep aides that don’t help me at all. I’ve also tried drinking alcohol to the point of becoming “tipsy” to try to fall asleep. Nothing really helps. And when I manage to finally fall asleep, I have these dreams that make me feel like I’m not asleep. Like I’ve entered another realm of reality. I have...
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I’m Afraid of Myself & My Mind

It’s like someone else’s thoughts are in my head telling me to do bad things. I need some help but I don’t know what to do or who to turn to, but my mind is scaring me. Ever since I was little I’ve had bad thoughts and urges to do bad things, like harm other people. When my sister was born I often caught myself thinking of choking her and had dreams of such...
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I Was Molested by My Older Brother

From the : I’m currently considering seeing a counselor but am somewhat discouraged because I’m not sure if it will actually help. I was molested by my older brother when I was in, I believe, the first grade. I’ve only recently started talking to close friends about it and I’ve realized it’s an issue. I’ve lived with my brother the majority of my life and a couple years ago I finally confronted him about...
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Brothers Showed Sexual Interest in Me

From Kuwait: When I was about 12, my older brother would want to hang out and watch movies and stuff, while we were watching he would pull his penis out. He wouldn’t really do anything or try to touch me, it was just there and he just took it out. I don’t know why he did it, and he did it several times. When I look back at myself, I don’t understand why I...
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Burn Victim and Not Happy with My Life

I’m 15 years old. When I was 13 I was in a bad accident where 30% of my body was burned with 3rd degree burns. Every since that day, I have thought about the accident. My mother is in debt because of me and my mistake. My mother would cry everyday while I’m the hospital and I would listen, feeling terrible. Once I got out of the hospital, I would cry myself to sleep...
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Erratic Uncontrollable Mood Swings and Anger

Since I was a child I’ve experienced extreme changes in mood with no explainable reason behind them. Counselors have always explained it as a result from physical and emotional abuse as a child. I’m almost 30 now, married with two children and have every reason in the world to be happy, but I never feel that way. My temper/attitude seems to be getting worse every year. I’ve noticed a pattern that falls into play...
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Name Change as Emotional Healing

From the : My friend suffered from a lot of emotional and sexual abuse as a child. As part of his ongoing healing he wants to change his name — as a way of leaving his past behind him. He has the support of his family in this. What we are trying to figure out is how to explain to the court why he wants to change his name — is there a psychological...
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