Ask the Therapist About Trauma - Page 4

I Don’t Know What’s Wrong with Me

From a 17 year old young woman in New Zealand: In the last year or so I’ve been having problems with motivation, people, family members, and especially myself. All my life I’d have a week-month phase of being really energetic or into something and eventually but indefinitely, I would just sink back into feeling very hopeless, just really turning into a waste of space really. I find it hard to deal with people naturally...
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Was My Friend Sexually Abused as a Child?

From S. Africa: My friend in question, now married, when angry would force himself onto his wife and sits on her, urinate over her and would put his penis in her face. How do I offer help to him? Does this mean that he was sexually abused as a child? A: I don’t have enough information to make a guess about his experience as a child. Whether or not he was sexually abused himself,...
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What Disorders I Might Have?

From a 16 year old guy in Morocco: Consider this a compilation of all the Yahoo answers topics that were never of any use in determining how F’ed up I am.┬áIt’s kind of hard to put it all in one topic, so i’ll provide statements about myself, that’s easier for me. I come here seeking advice on whether I should see a psychologist or not and, most importantly, why should I bother doing that....
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Sexual Abuse and Relationship Issue

From an 18 year old young woman in Sri Lanka: I was sexually abused but my mother doesn’t believe me. The only person who believes me is my boyfriend and my parents oppose my relationship with him as well. It’s very depressing because my mother says that I DESERVED to be sexually abused. My parents also say that if I don’t stop my relationship with my boyfriend they would disown me. My boyfriend is...
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Possible Anxiety and Dissociative Identity Disorder

Hello, Thank you for answering my questions/concerns. I’m an eighteen year old girl whose very confused about herself and had to grow up way too fast and just keeps her problems to herself because no one will understand, I know you would like to get to the root, so I will just get to the point. 1) When I am in a bathroom, I feel someone is going to come out of the stalls...
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Stuck within Self

I am 23 year old and I was sexually abused by my brother when I was 6 years old. I only have fragments of memories of being abused as a kid. My brother pretended it never happened and never touched me again. I grew up being in confused state whether or not I was abused. From childhood, I lacked self control for example I was eating continuously, watching continuously for 8 to 10...
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My Dad Won’t Let My Sister Get Help

From the : My sister and I were physically and emotionally abused and emotionally neglected by our mom when we were little. (It isn’t still happening. My sister has had no contact with our mom since she was nine.) For me, it caused problems that eventually led to severe depression and several suicide attempts. My dad wouldn’t get me help until the people at the hospital said he had to because he thinks mental...
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I Find It Hard to Support Myself Emotionally

From the : I am the youngest of four children. Mother and sister are schizophrenic. Mother has been affected ever since I was a kid. Sister’s case is severe and started about 15 years ago. One sister was epileptic and prone to violence but committed suicide 12 years ago. Father is old but still keeps busy with his work and I feel he has long neglected the family running after his work. Eldest sister...
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Why Can’t Anyone Find A Diagnosis For Me?

Hi, within the past year I have been hospitalized three times and I have been in two treatment centers. I have been diagnosed with everything from Borderline to Bipolar with Psychosis, but all of my treating physicians say that those diagnosis’ are incorrect. I deal with chronic suicidal thoughts, frequent self-harm, I apparently engage in risky behaviors, I lack eye contact, I can’t tell the difference between different emotions, I don’t feel pain, I...
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I’m Unable to Talk about My Feelings

From the : I am 14 and I am trying to figure out why I am the way I am. I am unable to talk about my feelings with my parents and other people. I shut people out all the time. But I give my friends great advice and am like a therapist to them. My father(40yrs old)and brother(19yrs old) suffer the severest form of bipolar disorder. I grew up in a chaotic home....
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PTSD Advice?

I’ve been diagnosed with PTSD. Supposedly this is from the severe bullying I went through for almost 10 years. I’ve only recently gotten help on this two months ago. While going to therapy stopped the crying and anger that I had I feel increasingly tired, I’m frustrated and downright miserable and I feel like I’m failing in life and in school. I don’t have friends. The ones I do have are from High School....
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