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Emotionally Unstable Man
Environmental: Someone raised in an emotionally abusive home has been in the environment of abuse. A child adopted into an emotionally abusive family has a greater chance of becoming emotionally abusive himself. The biologic child of abusive parents, who is adopted into a loving and nurturing family has a greater chance of becoming a loving person because of his adoptive environment. Nature (genetic) vs nurture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Shame: In our society at least, it's inconceivable in mainstream thinking that the male can be the victim; it always has to be the female. It's bad enough when a female is sexually assaulted, God knows, but, in my opinion, it's almost worse when the male is the victim. My colleagues may disagree with me on this, and I hope all those with diffeering opinions chime in here. It's an incredibly important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Relationships: Absolutely as most of us have a little neurosis contained in our personalities. Also neurotic behavior is based mostly on fiction and can be corrected if people are committed to doing so. Read the insightful articles regarding anxiety, stress and balance on the soundmindz.Org website. ...Read more
Terrified of being left, forgotten, abandoned. Engaged. Both severely insecure and over confident. Lack sense of identity, personality wise. Help?
See a psychologist: You should get evaluated. Schedule an appointment with a psychologist for an evaluation. Therapy and/or medication will help if in fact you are depressed or have chronic feelings of emptiness. Make sure you talk about your symptoms and not a diagnostic label. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
mental illness: So many possibilitites. Suggest you start with google re: mental illness and start a reading course to help you with answers. ...Read more
Schizophrenics: Sure they can, with proper treatments and depending on their support system. ...Read more
Anorexia: If actively in treatment & compliant with the treatment plan, sure. ...Read more
Very outgoing but avoid intimate, honest, close relationships (especially with girls) so I don't get embarrassed/hurt. Avoidant personality disorder?
I'm bipolar. Is it normal for a person to feel hunger when in despair over being severely depressed ?
Grief & loss: It's normal to feel sad over the loss of any relationship. You wouldn't have stayed if you didn't feel some sort of connection or hope. You are grieving the loss of the partner you believed they could be. But you are a very strong person for identifying that your needs & safety are a priority. If sadness is leading you back to the relationship please talk to a psychologist about abuse & healing. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A good thing: Einstein called himself a "natural loner" but was wise and kind in addition to his tremendous achievement. Many loners are similar. Most of the happiness life gives comes from meaningful caring for others, and this need not include a lot of socializing. Different people's brains give them different preferences; not everybody is a party animal. If you're hurting no one, embrace who you are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How should someone handle their partner's PTSD/panic attacks&bipolar mood swings&occasional self-harm setbacks? Esp in serious long-term relationships
Get support: A person's emotional problems can be just as stressful as physical illness in a relationship. Suggest you see a mental health professional for guidance and support. Be sure to make time for yourself. Connect with others for help. Look into NAMI or local support groups: http://www.nami.org/Find-Support/Family-Members-and-Caregivers . I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
Not necessarily: A person may appear emotionally unstable if they are having a healthy, appropriate response to an abnormal situation, or if they were raised in a different culture or a dysfunctional home and did not learn the same social skills as you expect. For example, normal grief may appear "unstable" from the outside. Not everyone whose behavior surprises you has a disease, so best not to judge. ...Read more
What's the best way to break up with an alcoholic? he's never been physically abusive but he is emotionally abusive passive aggressive and manipulativ
Get support: via family, friends, mental health professional, a self-help group etc. You will be tempted to slip back depending on the relationship and person you're leaving. You need to be strong and know you deserve better. If you're worried about your personal safety, talk with a counselor who specializes in domestic abuse. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
Feeling nervous, sleepy, unable to concentrate on research work, attracted to women, mentally unstable?
Symptoms: Your symptoms are of a mixed batch that can go along with anxiety. The attraction to women I cannot place with the other symptoms. Is that different for you? It sounds like you might want to see a psychiatrist or start with your general practitioner to go through these symptoms. ...Read more
Nice question: Physical development is called puberty (done by 21 yo). Emotional development is called maturity (usually done by 25 yo, but sometimes never finished). They do not necessarily occur simultaneously. Usually physically developed (adult) people who haven't matured properly are said to be in arrested adolescence. Some prepubertal children are exceedingly mature and act that way. ...Read more
Terminal illness and husband self destructing, emotionally hurting 3 teenage daughters. Advice please, i'm desperate?
In tough spot!: Consider seeing an acupuncturist and chinese medicine practitioner for the one with the terminal illness. It is amazing what can happen. The girls and father need counseling! he may be hurting so badly that he is taking it out on those he loves and does not see the damage he is causing. Our prayers are with you. Talk to your church pastor if you go and have one... ...Read more
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