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Why do depressed people feel inappropriate guilt?

Guilt: There is no one easy answer to this question. I can only best describe it as being many feelings of unfinished business that can be explored safely and in depth in psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Can sociopaths feel shame, at all?

Can sociopaths feel shame, at all?

No: Sociopaths by definition have underdeveloped superegos or more simply, no conscience. They do not know the difference between right & wrong, have no moral code of ethics and therefore do not feel shameful when they have done something wrong. ...Read more

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Frightening thoughts. Who do I tell?

Frightening thoughts. Who do I tell?

You decide: Thoughts of harming yourself or someone else? You have a duty to tell someone sane and decent in the mental health community. These can usually be managed. Concerned about strange thoughts? Same duty -- it can happen to anyone, there is less stigma nowadays, and you're being brave rather than risking being dead. Good luck, be strong, and i'll be thinking of ou. ...Read more

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Are men who read porn magazines perverts?

Are men who read porn magazines perverts?

Some are/most aren't: This is a question which can have a wide range of responses affected by one's religious, moral and world-view perspectives. Assuming "pervert" as referring to a harmful, abnormal, minority state and considering that millions of documented internet porn viewers--men and women--are not all perverts, then no. Someone with obsessive porn preoccupation and related harmful actions, then yes. ...Read more

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Why do depressed people have inappropriate guilt feeling?

Why do depressed people have inappropriate guilt feeling?

Unrealistic guilt: Thought processes can become distorted with depression. A person may view themselves & their actions negatively & unrealistically. They may feel responsible when bad things happen that don't even fall under their purview. They may be quick to blame themselves & even minor transgressions can become a major focus for them. ...Read more

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Girls: please help me *self hate issues*?

Girls: please help me *self hate issues*?

Learn self- love.: If you hate yourself, have thoughts of self- harm, unstable identity - consider Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. ...Read more

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How do u stop intrusive thoughts about suicidal idealization?

How do u stop intrusive thoughts about suicidal idealization?

Get professional : Help. If you have a plan that you might carry out or if your thoughts are scaring you - please go to your nearest er now. Have a friend or relative drive you. If you need to call 911 for transport - that is ok too. If it is not an imminent issue, please find a psychiatrist or psychologist in your area. This is treatable and you are worth it. Take care. ...Read more

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Why do people love obamacare?

Why do people love obamacare?

It all depends: People feel many different ways about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But people who love the ACA do so because despite any flaws or problems the ACA has afforded millions of people the opportunity to get access insurance, and therefore, healthcare who had been previously locked out of the insurance market. ...Read more

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Worrisome insecure unconfident reserved quiet no empathy selfish lethargic short tempered pensive slight paranoia hates feelings. Mentally ill?

Worrisome insecure unconfident reserved quiet no empathy selfish lethargic short tempered pensive slight paranoia hates feelings. Mentally ill?

Sound like you are : Unhappy. You may be depressed, but it is impossible to diagnose you as mentally ill from the list you have given . If you are not happy with your life and personality reach out to a therapist and work on these issues. The fact that you are aware of these issues is a sign of health not illness. ...Read more

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Depression, social anxiety, avoidant personality disorder, loneliness, no friends, what to do?

Depression, social anxiety, avoidant personality disorder, loneliness, no friends, what to do?

That is a lot going : On ; it doesn't sound like fun. Take on a little "can do" attitude. Encourage you to enlist the care of a good psychiatrist as well as a therapist/ psychologist. Alk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). ...Read more

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What specifically do people find offensive about self harming?

What specifically do people find offensive about self harming?

Variable: Most people are probably baffled by it, others will wince with the imagined pain, others will feel sorry for whomever it is that feels the need to cause themselves pain. Medically, there is a small risk of infection with each injury as well as nerve damage. Talk to your doctor about your impulses and you'll get more clarity about them, he/she may suggest a good counselor. ...Read more

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Do depressed people care about what others think?

Do depressed people care about what others think?

Excessive Guilt: Excessive guilt is one the criterion in the diagnosis of major depressive disorder. Since depression impairs all of the following: interpersonal relationships, ability to perform jobs, and ability to care for your basic needs, you become overly concerned that your are failing in your obligations to others. You being to worry what others think of your condition, causing feelings of guilt. ...Read more

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Bipolar..see new Doc dec1st. Think havin mental breakdown.feel hopeless, uncontrollable outburts, crying, sad, want to go away.feel loosing it.

Bipolar..see new Doc dec1st. Think havin mental breakdown.feel hopeless, uncontrollable outburts, crying, sad, want to go away.feel loosing it.

Bipolar disorder: is a mood disorder that can present with possible symptoms of mania, hypomania, depression, mixed state and normal state. Mania or hypomania: 1 may show aggression, agitation, v judgment & impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts & speech, ^ libido, V sleep, spending sprees, high risk behaviors, elation, ^ physical activity or psychosis. When depressed 1 may have low mood, v energy level, ...Read more

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Do guys really hate monogamy?

Do guys really hate monogamy?

No: I don't believe many men hate monogamy. But I do think that depending on how a man is socialized and to the extent that a man learns to develop healthy boundaries around sexuality, that is one determining factor the degree to which a man can exercise monogamous behavior. ...Read more

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Irrational fears are like phobias, right? How do you handle them?

Irrational fears are like phobias, right? How do you handle them?

Cbt and desensitazat: Although the two are similiar, irrational fears and phobias do differ. Irrarional fears are thoughts that may cause you to worry about a situation or perhaps contribute to you misperceiving a situation or an encounter. Unless you are delusional or psychotic, medication won't assist much with changing irration beliefs or thoughts. Cognitive behavioral therapy that teaches you to effectively. ...Read more

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How do I quit making innocent people feel guilty?

How do I quit making innocent people feel guilty?

Not sure: From your comment i don't really know what kind of behavior you're describing, but it sounds like you're distressed about something you're doing. You might want to discuss it in detail with a therapist, so that the problem can be resolved -- or at least so that it doesn't grow bigger. ...Read more

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Frequent frightening dreams. Help please?

Frequent frightening dreams. Help please?

Get in psychotherapy: Talk to a therapist... Dreams are the voice of your inner/unconscious self talking to you... About what's on its/your mind... Frightening dreams are suggestive of inner turmoil of sort... Past trauma? Anxiety? Fears? ... Heed the call for help... You'll be glad you did... ...Read more

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Could psychopaths, sociopaths and narcissists feel emotion?

Could psychopaths, sociopaths and narcissists feel emotion?

Yes: Yes, they are human and feel emotion. Their reactions and the circumstances leading to those reactions may differ from others', though. ...Read more

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Why we teens cant stop thinking abut self harm?

Why we teens cant stop thinking abut self harm?

Please seek care: You sound upset and depressed, please seek medical care before you consider self-harm ...Read more

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I am stuck in diapers but I am ashamed of it?

I am stuck in diapers but I am ashamed of it?

Don't be ashamed : There are so many ways you can make the world a better place by being kind and helping others. Focus on those and you will be loved and you will find that you have nothing to be ashamed of. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a low voice and I feel ashamed?

What to do if I have a low voice and I feel ashamed?

There's too much: shame in the world. A speech pathologist or speech therapist can help w/voice. See doc who may refer you to one. Try to keep your focus on who you are as a person. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am a sex addict, and I do some weird stuff then feel ashamed immediately after. Where can I get help?

I am a sex addict, and I do some weird stuff then feel ashamed immediately after. Where can I get help?

Talk to your dr: Sex addiction like all addictive disorders has a basis on reward talk to your doctor for referral for counseling or to 12 step programs geared for sex addiction also some medications even though they are not fda indicated can be of help. ...Read more

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Is depression my fault, and should I feel ashamed, which I have felt it's my fault?

Is depression my fault, and should I feel ashamed, which I have felt it's my fault?

No blame, no shame: Nobody chooses to be depressed. If we realize we have depression, we can take responsibility & get the help we need. It can be hard work, but w/ the right help (therapy & meds) it can be overcome. The difference between responsibility & blame is the negative judgment involved in blame. Judging won't help. Taking responsibility & doing the work will. Avoiding alcohol (a depressant drug) helps too. ...Read more

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How can I get over feeling ashamed when asking for help?

How can I get over feeling ashamed when asking for help?

KEEP ASKING: Practice makes perfect so keep asking. So are you asking for specific help like psychiatric? You can discuss issues with your family doctor or go to a therapist to work on social anxiety. You may need some medication if it is anxiety in general. Don't give up! ...Read more

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I'm slightly overweight and I'm ashamed, except dieting is they anything I do to help me feel better?

I'm slightly overweight and I'm ashamed, except dieting is they anything I do to help me feel better?

Overweight: exercise in a regular basis. After doing this for several weeks and feeling better and starting to see results you will miss it if you stop! Good luck and happy workouts! ...Read more

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Need advice as i keep picking out my hair and is to ashamed to tell any body i don't know how to stop?

Need advice as i keep picking out my hair and is to ashamed to tell any body i don't know how to stop?

Get seen: There are physicians who can treat trichotillomania and other compulsions. Other folks won't understand but for these people, it's familiar and fairly manageable. Your primary care physician has heard for worse and your secret's safe and a referral is in line. You'll be glad you did. ...Read more

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Sometimes when i think psychotic like thoughts, i drink pepsi, it goes away, and i feel ashamed. What is wrong with me?

Sometimes when i think psychotic like thoughts, i drink pepsi, it goes away, and i feel ashamed. What is wrong with me?

Actually caffiene : Which is in pepsi, has been found to increase, not decrease psychotic thoughts. Talk to a psychiatrist about your thoughts and shame. They will know what medication will help you the best. Good luck and let us know how you do. ...Read more

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2 weeks ago I confided to pyschologist that. I had.a sucidal plan , but alerted the crisis people later, I have an appointment but too ashamed to go?

2 weeks ago I confided to pyschologist that. I had.a sucidal plan , but alerted the crisis people later, I have an appointment but too ashamed to go?

Go: There is no shame in seeking help. The mental health providers will not be embarrassed or judgmental. They will be working to help you get to a better place mentally and emotionally. ...Read more

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People tell me I am an inspiration. They also count me successful.To the contrary i feel ashamed. Life is tasteless and i'm sad all the time. Pls help?

People tell me I am an inspiration. They also count me successful.To the contrary i feel ashamed. Life is tasteless and i'm sad all the time. Pls help?

You may be: Depressed. There are several types. One is in response to a loss and another is more biologically based. Both can be helped w/therapy, exercise, lifestyle change, and perhaps medication. Please seek the help of a professional. Sounds like you have many appealing qualities but discount them because you know your flaws. We all have them. ...Read more

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Is it normal that I'm ashamed of my penis ?

Is it normal that I'm ashamed of my penis ?

Talk to someone: Some men have gender dysphoria and feel they are really women. Some men raised in "super-religious" environments are made to feel guilty just because of the intense feelings that go with sexuality. Talk with someone sensible. Stop comparing yourself with the guys you see on the internet. If there's something about yours in particular, discuss it with your physician. Use it wisely & learn to enjoy. ...Read more

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Hi i need to improve mt smile I am ashamed to smile in public?

Hi i need to improve mt smile I am ashamed to smile in public?

SMILE: Dental health and a good smile certainly is important to you.You seem to have definitive issues and concerns about your smile, so i recommend seeing a good dentist and see what options you have for improving your teeth and improving your smile. This day and age, you can get a great smile, it just may be costly doing so, so depending on how important for your self esteem, you may want to go for it. ...Read more

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What to do if I am feeling like my dad is ashamed of my scoliosis?

What to do if I am feeling like my dad is ashamed of my scoliosis?

Not alone.: You are not alone. It is not uncommon problem in adolescent females and subsequent adult females. Many celebrities have scoliosis. See linkhttp://www.scoliosisnutty.com/celebrities.php Maybe that will ease the feelings. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I am feeling like my dad is ashamed of my scoliosis?

What do you recommend if I am feeling like my dad is ashamed of my scoliosis?

Not alone.: You are not alone. It is not uncommon problem in adolescent females and subsequent adult females. Many celebrities have scoliosis. See linkhttp://www.scoliosisnutty.com/celebrities.php Maybe that will ease the feelings. ...Read more

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I wanted to no about my penis still being small at age 16 and I'm ashamed of it?

I wanted to no about my penis still being small at age 16 and I'm ashamed of it?

How small: it is really depend on how small is it small by comparison to others you see in the shower or is it so small you could see it to urinate most of the time size varied and it will not make a different as far sexual function you can go and see a doctor that can examined you order some test and either assure you or treat you ...Read more

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Inability to have sex with your partner due to pain. Too ashamed to tell anyone?

Inability to have sex with your partner due to pain. Too ashamed to tell anyone?

Don't feel badly: This problem is much more common than you probably think! painful intercourse is called dyspareunia. The list of possibilities is too long for this space, but if you talk with a doctor who works with pelvic pain I am 99% certain you can get help...And please don't feel badly or like you are 'weird, ' just do yourself a favor and get help soon. ...Read more