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Why Can’t I Sleep?

From a young woman in India: I am struggling to sleep every night. I don’t get a complete sleep my pattern is broken every 45 minutes, at times I feel completely sleepless. I was on antidepressants 4 years back and I feel they are side effects of them.. I feel sleepy but my brain ponders all the time and I end up waking up. I do meditate for good 15 min but Nothing works the best. Pls help me to solve my problem . My relationship with my husband is smooth. It’s doubtful that the sleep problems a...
Tags: General, Psychology, Sleep, Anxiety, Intrusive Thoughts, Sleep Disorder


I Am Unsure What Kind of Relationship I Should Have with My Parents

I grew up in a upper middle class family. I was given most things I wanted and all the essential things a child would need. I have a brother who is 25, he has borderline personality disorder. He acted out as a child/teenager, was constantly arguing with my parents and soaked up much of my parents attention. I was given attention in a different way, but rejected any emotionally connection because I saw emotions as negative because my brother/parents were arguing because of my brothers intense emo...
Tags: Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Family, General, Personality, Relationships, Self-esteem, Therapy, Couples Counseling, Emotional Neglect, No Contact, Parental Approval


Sexual Abuse?

When I was around 8 years old, my older sister would have me play “truth or dare” with her. She is 4 years older than me, and most of the time we had to share a bed. She would make me preform sexual acts on her and get upset or angry if I told her I didn’t want to. She rarely ever reciprocated, and if I brought it up or mentioned it later, she would act like it never happened. This eventually stopped around a year or two later, but she would still make me sleep in the same bed with her for years...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Sex, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Abuse, Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Sibling Abuse, Boundary Violation


Give Your Anxious Child a Time for 'Worry Questions' 

Being a kid is tough. There’s a lot of uncertainty—about tomorrow’s doctor’s appointment, that birthday party they’re supposed to attend, or how long Mom will be on an airplane. Anxiety sometimes surfaces in the form of questions. So many questions. Often the same questions over and over and over. They want to, need…Read more...
Tags: Anxiety, Therapy, Lifehacks, Childhood Anxiety, Worry


Why altos are often timid and nervous

Over the years I have noticed that the least confident part of my community choirs is often the alto section. photo by simpleinsomnia I can only speak from my own experience, but I’ve heard others tell similar stories. Why might this be?I have been lucky in the past to have really strong tops in my choirs. I’ve also been blessed with loud and confident female tenor sections.But the altos are often lacking in confidence, sing quietly and hesitantly, and seem nervous all the time.I’m sure you have...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Women, Confidence, Anxiety, Fear, Eastern Europe, Choir, Community Choirs, Singers, Vocal Range, Choir Members, Song Arrangements, Alto, Sopranos, Chris Rowbury


Constant Loud ‘Fight’ or ‘Conversation’ with Myself Even in Public

O.K. Here is my problem: I am 34 years old. A male. My mind is at constant unrest. I have had a blessed life with all professional success, great family and good friends. My family is very loving and peaceful. From about 10 years, I keep constantly remembering people (the ones whom I would have met a couple of days ago, or from a surprisingly distant past – triggered based on a situation) and frame situations in my mind and have ‘loud’ conversations with them. Please note that I know this is not...
Tags: Psychology, General, Australia, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Self-esteem, Personality, Memory & Pereception


Disturbing Thoughts Are Making it Hard to Function

From a young woman in  Malta: Since May of last year I have been experiencing intrusive thoughts about suicide and self harm almost everyday. These thoughts cause me a great deal of distress and make me wonder whether I could be a risk to myself, especially since I work in a setting where I have access to a large variety of medicines. It seems that even if I’m not having the thoughts at a moment in time I will be worrying about them. I find myself searching the internet incessantly for some answ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Suicide, Anxiety, Therapy, Intrusive Thoughts, OCD, Malta, Disturbing Thoughts


I Feel I’m Not Normal

I don’t really know how to deal with myself, in general, I feel likeI could be going crazy. What does it mean when I feel like i’m going crazy or that there is something is wrong with me, I take several type of disorder test and they all confirm there is something wrong with me but I don’t know how to handle it. For example, I can’t handle the thoughts I think some can be violent and some really nice, sometimes I feel like I can’t believe these thoughts our from my mind I just feel like a differ...
Tags: Psychology, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Abuse, Intrusive Thoughts, Canada, Psychosis, Violence, Mood Swings, Hitler, Inappropriate Behavior, Aggressive Ideation


What Is Wrong with Me? I Feel No Remorse

I need to know what is wrong with me. I don’t feel any kind of attachment towards people/anything really. I’ve been worried about bringing this up with a psychologist because I am a mother I’m worried they will call CPS on me. My child is in absolutely no danger. She is fed, cared for etc. I think I care about her, I miss her when she’s gone but I don’t feel any connection towards her. She is four. I respond in ways I have learnt to over the years because I think ive never really felt a connecti...
Tags: Family, General, Anxiety, Anger Management, Parenting & Children, Apathy, Cps, Emotional Numbness, Hurt Animals, Violent Thoughts, Lack Of Remorse, Maternal Instinct


I Think I Need a Therapist’s Opinion

I’ve noticed recently that my mood and mindset can change so quickly. I know I struggle with depression already, but this is seems differently. Almost like bipolar, but short episodes. I can be having a great time with friends, but suddenly just breakdown and start crying. Or I could be absolutely fine and just something can trigger my brain and I’ll be weeping and clawing at my skin, in bouts or depression and anger. It’s really quite confusing for me. I’m not sure if this is just regular depre...
Tags: Psychology, General, Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Mood Swings


OCD and Autism

I have written before about atypical presentations of obsessive-compulsive disorder in children , where I discuss how the symptoms of OCD are sometimes confused with autism, schizophrenia, and even Bipolar Disorder. I’ve also written about how diagnosing these various conditions can be difficult, as symptoms of each one often overlap. Sometimes it is easy to forget that we are talking about a whole person’s state of being, not just a specific diagnosis. No doubt people have manifested sy...
Tags: Psychology, Research, ERP, Anxiety, Autism, Autism Spectrum, Denmark, OCD, Obsessions, Children And Teens, Dan, CBT, Compulsions, Baltimore Maryland, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Roma Vasa


My Boyfriend Left Me Alone at a Party

Me and my boyfriend went to a party together of someone he knows. I didn’t know anyone there but I still went because he wanted me to come. Anyway, when we got there I went to sit down and he left me and started to socialize. Now I don’t socialize as he does and it’s difficult for me to make friends and meet new people and he knows that but still left me alone. It’s not that I wanted him to sit with me the whole night but at least including me in something could have helped me to better socializ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Relationships, Disappointment, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Personality, Dating, Social Anxiety


I Need Advice about My Friend’s Situation

Hi, I have a friend that is very tired most of the time but she sleep 8 hours a day. She has physical pain with no explanation, like headache or backache. She has sudden behavior changes too, from be normal one day to be angry or sad the other. For her is hard to explain her feelings too, sometimes she cant know what emotion she has. It’s like she doesn’t enjoy life anymore. She just go to the college, go back to her home and do homework. My friends and I try to invited her to hang out but she r...
Tags: General, Friendship, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Intervention, Supportive Friend


Why Do I Hide My Emotions? 

From a teen in Singapore: Since I was 5, I have the thought that being the oldest sibling at home I need to put on a strong front in order for my mum to not worry about me or just people finding me weak. I don’t know if it’s because of my Father going to jail since I was young that caused it, but i always feel ashamed after crying in front on anyone and I hide all of my emotions except those positive ones. Thus, others thinks that I’m cold and emotionless and even thinks that I’m living a perfec...
Tags: Family, General, Singapore, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Denial, Emotional Expression


I Don’t Know What’s Wrong with Me

I’m a teen and don’t know what I’m doing with my life, I’m not very good at expressing myself so I try my best I feel like I’m doing the same thing over and over again, with no real point in anything. My friends laugh and have inside jokes which I feel I’m not allowed to understand. I constantly feel like a third wheel and feel like an unfunny burden which they feel is their responsibility to take care of even if they don’t want to. I don’t understand why I feel like I’m useless at everything, I...
Tags: Psychology, School, General, Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, United Kingdom


Why I Do Keep Acting Out Disorders I Don’t Have After I Read Them?

So, I wanted to ask this question because whenever I read about a topic of a disorder I tend to act them out like I have that disorder. It usually happens with me even realizing it at first, but usually stops within a few days. My second question is kinda odd, I’ve tried looking on websites for why I do this but never gotten a real solid response and I’m confused. It might be bipolar disorder or something of that means, but I almost always have the opposite reaction to things. Like for example i...
Tags: Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Hypochondriasis, Medical Student Syndrome, Sympathy Pain


Psychology Around the Net: March 9, 2019

Happy Saturday (or whatever day you’re reading this) sweet readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers a personal account of how running helped one author’s anxiety and fear, how green spaces work to boost your well-being and social connections, why “hip” office settings aren’t benefiting employees the way employers would like them to, and more. Enjoy! Moving the Body, Boosting the Mind: Running Your Way to Better Mental Health: Bella Mackie, author of Jog On: How Running Saved My L...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Research, Depression, Anxiety, Running, Detachment, ADD, Attention Deficit Disorder, Green Spaces, Self-compassion, Anxiety And Panic, Motivation And Inspiration, Psychology Around The Net, Health-related, Industrial And Workplace


Guilt-Induced Social Anxiety/Overcoming Respective Isolation?

I’ve progressively isolated myself due to underlying issues committed in childhood prior to overcoming a self-indulgent bout of negligent atheism, all the while hypothetically considering punishment to come in the afterlife (though never later in life, which was the largest sort of “karmic” disregard). Should I be held to the standard of faith persevering through childhood regardless of my situational experiences that may have influenced me/made me sour? Probably. May this post-isolation, asocia...
Tags: Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, World Health Organization, Social Anxiety, Shame, Stigma


Feelings for Boyfriend Change Drastically Every Week for Past 10 Months

I got into a relationship last February. It was the most amazing thing I’ve ever experienced, I liked him an insane amount. I’ve never been happier in my entire life. I was getting 6 hours of sleep basically every night by staying up and messaging or video calling him since he lives across the country. I was constantly nervous, but in a good way, too nervous to eat even. Even though mentally it was probably all not good for me, it was the most amazing thing ever, and I liked him so much. But the...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Intimacy, Dating, Infatuation, Unstable Relationships


How to Deal With Work Stress

Think about the last time you had an awkward interaction, or made a small mistake at work. What was your reaction?Read more...
Tags: Work, Stress, Anxiety, Lifehacks


Podcast: Improve Your Mental Health with Super Powers

 Life is tough. Life with mental illness is tougher. Life with mental illness on top of other conditions and life experiences can seem too tough. Today’s guest shares how she dealt with Tourette Syndrome, OCD, anxiety, depression, and many other things, by tapping into her own super powers. Perhaps you can, too. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Everyone has challenges but some people have more than oth...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, General, Wales, America, Self-help, Anxiety, OCD, Nancy, Vincent, Tourette, Gabe Howard, Jekyll, Hyde, Vince, Brett


Help an Upset Teen With This Glitter Jar Technique 

When a teenager is really upset, parents often feel the need to do something—gather information (“Who hurt you and what’s their phone number?”), launch into a profound lecture, or maybe try a problem-solving technique they heard about in a TED talk.Read more...
Tags: Teens, Anxiety, Emotions, Lifehacks, Meltdowns


Is It Normal For Me to Talk to Myself in This Way?

When I was a kid, a friend and I would pretend to be super heroes and play around. Since then this behavior has stuck with me, and I constantly find myself pretending to be someone else– usually someone made up. I always do this alone, and have full conversations and relationships in my head. In real life I have no friends. I started being homeschooled at the end of 10th grade, because the school in my area was terrible. I’m extremely social online, just not in real life. Most days I stay in the...
Tags: School, Research, Depression, Anxiety, Teen Issues, Social Anxiety, Social Isolation, Loneliness, Self Talk, Talking to yourself


What Do These Black Outs Mean?

From a teen in the U.S.:  2-5 times a month ill “black out”; and then find myself doing something else somewhere else completely different with no recollection of how i got there. And i think it usually last for around 30-45 minutes. I wish I could help you, but I just don’t have enough information. You didn’t mention, for example, whether you are getting enough sleep, whether you are misusing any substances, or if you have a history of any trauma. Any one of those could explain what is going on...
Tags: Psychology, General, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Black out, Losing Consciousness


Help Your Kid Manage Homework Anxiety by Using Rating Scales 

For kids with anxiety, the hardest part about homework is often just starting it. Before even picking up a pencil, they construct in their heads a story about how the assignment is too difficult, too time-consuming, too much to handle. And so they shut down. Pep talks and pleas from Mom and Dad seem to only make…Read more...
Tags: School, Anxiety, Lifehacks, Homework, Rating Scales


Do You Think I Have DID?

From a teen in the U.S.:  I’m not sure if I have D.I.D. or not. Most of the time I feel like I’m in a VR headset and that can lead to panic attacks. sometimes I see myself through a security camera almost. I have been hearing different voices and sometimes I don’t know where I am or who I’m with. I’ve seen my handwriting change multiple times while I’m writing. I know I have depression and very bad anxiety but every time I think about asking my grandparents for therapy I start to have anxiety at...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Personality, DID, Dissociative identity disorder, Adolescence, Nervousness, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID


Dream About Friends or Family Died

So I have this kind of dream about witnessing my friends or family died for a very long time. And I didn’t feel sad or anything when seeing them died in the dream, only felt really shocked in the moment they died. After I woke up I could still remember every detail how they died or why they died. Sometimes I would get confused if that really happened or not, which means I usually cannot tell if it’s a dream or not. Is it normal? The answer depends on what you mean by “confused” and how long it l...
Tags: General, Anxiety, Derealization, Dreams, Dream Interpretation


How to Begin Journaling for Stress Relief

The therapeutic benefits of journaling have been scientifically proven. Journaling can be an effective tool for stress management, the processing of difficult emotions, and creating personal growth. It has also been linked to important health benefits like decreasing the symptoms of asthma, arthritis, and other health conditions, increasing cognitive functioning, increasing the immune system, and counteracting the negative effects of stress. If you were curious about it, but aren’t quite sur...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Self-help, Anxiety, Creativity, Journaling, Anderson, Anxiety And Panic, National Council of Teachers


Am I Reacting to My Past or am I Just Being a Teenager?

From a teen in the U.S.:  I recently have begun to notice that my behavior has become rather strange. One second I could be happy, then next I could be sad, anxious, paranoid, or angry within an instant. I don’t understand how I feel. I’m assuming this begun at a much younger age than now, such as when I was probably ten or maybe eleven. I went through some sexual abuse as a child for 4-5 years (from the ages of 4-9) before it finally ended. And I’m happy to say that everything and everyone is s...
Tags: General, Sex, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Abuse, Trauma, Self Harm, Child Abuse, Mood Swings, Adolescence, Self Injury


When Your Teen is Struggling with Anxiety

Since she was 10 years old, Sophie Riegel felt like something was off. “My friends all seemed so carefree. And I had the weight of the world holding me down.” Riegel writes these words in her beautiful, invaluable new book, Don’t Tell Me to Relax: One Teens’ Journey to Survive Anxiety (And How You Can Too). Shortly after, in middle school, Riegel was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), trichotillomania, generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. As a parent, you a...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Parenting, Disorders, Self-help, Anxiety, OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Adolescence, Mental Health And Wellness, Anxiety And Panic, Panic Disorder, Children And Teens, Natasha Daniels, Daniel, Duke University