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Help please, I’m breaking down, and I have no idea why, no history of mental health issues, just a kid, need help figuring out why I’m going nuts.

To specify, I’m clammy, tired but can’t sleep, ill all the time and angry also, no idea what’s wrong with me, just chatting to friends on social media, and something she says pisses me off, i get crazy and just spasm, just felt like head is spinning, even this video ad in the corner of this page makes me wanna punch my monitor.
What is a good course of action to take, really not sure what’s going on. Many thanks. (From England)

I’m Breaking Down

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This sudden change with no history should prompt you to have your parents set up a general medical physical. When something happens like this from out of the blue you want to rule out medical concerns first. If all that comes back okay — then ask for a meeting with a therapist.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

I’m Breaking Down

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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