From a graduate student in Japan: Dear sir. i have a problem that i am overreacting with everything around me for example if someone told me to do something I overthinking about it sometimes I could not sleep because of thinking .If i make mistake I overreact and think to much about this mistake even I imagine what will happened to me i can say create story and feel fear even it is small mistake.for example my girl friend being busy I think that she maybe avoiding me and begin to create story from my mind then when i talk with her i found that i was overreacting and nothing from what i imagine happened. I think I doubt the other too much i wish I could over these feelings
the other problem that i have less concentration on when i read paper i do not deepen my knowledge just took fast look and convince my self that i understand what in the paper also when I try to organize my time many ideas come to my mind in the same time so I got confused for example if i am studying and try to concentrate suddenly an idea come to my mind that I forgot to do something or i have to do something and this detracts me from my study .even sometimes my friends criticize me because I am not concentrated while i am talking with them many ideas come to my mind while i am thinking.
besides i am socially not active i have few friends also when i am between new people or meeting i cant contact with them my heart begin to beat fast and they told me to repeat what i said .as i am student this make trouble when i am talking about a research. also i feel there is no inspiration to study
to give you information i am not a Japanese i am student from out japan and this problem with me before i came to japan
I am a fried that these things will destroyed my life i wish you could help me .
Thank you for writing. I can’t make a diagnosis on the basis of only a letter. But I can tell you that what you are reporting is consistent with anxiety. Anxiety can interfere with school, a job and with relationships. It can create problems with sleep and with concentration. Although having some anxiety is a normal part of life, an anxiety disorder causes too much worry about so many things that it becomes difficult for a person to function normally.
Please see a mental health professional to find out if your problem is an anxiety disorder. If so, there is good news. There are effective treatments for it. A combination of some medication and some cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) often relieves many of the symptoms.
I wish you well. Dr. Marie
I Am Overreacting with Everything Around Me
Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker
Dr. Marie is licensed as both a psychologist and marriage and family counselor. She specializes in couples and family therapy and parent education. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter.
APA Reference Hartwell-Walker, D. (2018). I Am Overreacting with Everything Around Me. Psych Central.
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Last updated: 8 May 2018 (Originally: 3 May 2016) Last reviewed: By a member of our scientific advisory board on 8 May 2018 Published on Psych Central.com. All rights reserved.