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I Feel So Different and I Stress about Everything, I Think I’m Going Crazy

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I am only 15 but I’ve already been through a lot and think very maturely. I think I have anxiety. I’m always anxious and worry about anything that could happen, to the point where leaving my house seems like so much could go wrong. I’m scared of what others will think and talk as little as possible unless I’m comfortable with the person. I spend most of my days watching movies and TV shows. I’ve seen the movie Heathers about 50 times I sometimes watch it over and over again in one day. My problem is that my parents won’t take me to get the help I need. I know there is something wrong with me. I can’t sleep at night because I think about all the regrets of my life, it’s affecting every part of my life and my parents won’t help me. My brother was recently diagnosed with ADHD, and they immediately took him to get help. I feel as though they don’t believe me. I just want to be normal and I want to see if therapy or prescriptions can help with that. Thank you for your time.

I Feel So Different and I Stress about Everything, I Think I’m Going Crazy

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I appreciate the courage to reach out for help here, and I’m sorry your parents haven’t taken your request seriously. My guess is your brother was helped quickly because it was affecting school. I will encourage you to talk to your school counselor about your anxiety — and that you want to deal with it before it starts having an effect on school. This way the counselor can help you get your parents to take it seriously.

Oh, and by the way, stop watching “Heathers.” It is one thing you can do to stop raising the anxiety.

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

I Feel So Different and I Stress about Everything, I Think I’m Going Crazy

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: http://www.dare2behappy.com/. He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). I Feel So Different and I Stress about Everything, I Think I’m Going Crazy. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 25, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2016/05/07/i-feel-so-different-and-i-stress-about-everything-i-think-im-going-crazy/
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