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I have so many insecurities. Is something wrong with my mental health?

I have so many insecurities. Is something wrong with my mental health?

Maybe or maybe not: All humans have some insecurities, but you seem to be concerned. Talking with a therapist can really be helpful both in clarifying your issues and in working through them to become the wonderful person you are meant to be. ...Read more

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Mental Health (Definition)

Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more


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I constantly worry about almost everything from my health to worrying partner might cheat, all with no logical reason to. Is this normal with anxiety?

I constantly worry about almost everything from my health to worrying partner might cheat, all with no logical reason to. Is this normal with anxiety?

Anxiety: When anxiety gets to this extent it can be overwhelming for friends and family to try to help. It is best to consult with a Clinical Psychologist to get help. Medications can also help with this. ...Read more

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Mental health I have been fired from my job for stealing money. I am at loss as to why i did this and the guilt of doing this is overwhelming. I have hurt and disappointed so many people i care about. I know what i was doing was wrong in my heart but n

Mental health I have been fired from my job for stealing money.  I am at loss as to why i did this and the guilt of doing this is overwhelming.  I have hurt and disappointed so many people i care about.  I know what i was doing was wrong in my heart but n

Dr. : Dr. Kardener made excellent points. Clearly, your behavior was meeting a need, even if you did not realize this. However, the way you met the need had many negative consequences(your job; your reputation and your self-esteem). It is important to get a handle on this. Counseling is a very good approach. Hopefully, it will allow you to understand your behavior and enable you to find healthier ways to meet your needs. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe OCD and depression, and my friend is saying mental illnesses are not real?

What to do if I have severe OCD and depression, and my friend is saying mental illnesses are not real?

Always remember: That you don't have the power to change another person's behavior or biases. Your friend who says that mental illnesses are not real is woefully incorrect - but luckily it isn't your responsibility to alter his/her views. You take care. ...Read more

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What to do if I have always hurt from fear, shame, and somewhat anger. fear and shame have driven my life. is this normal?

What to do if I have always hurt from fear, shame, and somewhat anger. fear and shame have driven my life. is this normal?

Shame: Shame is just about the darkest emotion people can face. It presupposes that there's an audience to our alleged wrongdoings, and that devastating judgement will be passed. Something to remember is that everyone has something they feel ashamed about; it's inescapable. Find a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Getting it off one's chest in a safe, nonjudgmental place is the first step. ...Read more

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What can cause me to be asexual all my life? is it aspergers? i dont connect with people, feel weird about hugging , etc., i do have symptoms of aspe

What can cause me to be asexual all my life? is it aspergers?  i dont connect with people, feel weird about hugging , etc., i do have symptoms of aspe

Some people don't: have a sex drive. Richard Dreyfus famously says he's one of them. You don't have to be Aspergers to not want to hug, either. Try visiting a psychologist to dig a little deeper and maybe learn the benefits of connecting with people in a warmer way. ...Read more

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I feel uncomfortable talking about this because it is hard to admit that I need help with my focus, I'm always procrastinating, not paying attention to detail at work. Also, I have the same problems in life and relationships I have always known tha?

I feel uncomfortable talking about this because it is hard to admit that I need help with my focus, I'm always procrastinating, not paying attention to detail at work.  Also, I have the same problems in life and relationships

I have always known tha?

Counseling: I suggest getting getting screened for adult attention deficit disorder by a certified psychologist and additionally, a comprehensive physical examination to rule out any underlying medical conditions, ...Read more

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Is there something wrong with my digestive health if I have low appetite?

Is there something wrong with my digestive health if I have low appetite?

Loss of Appetite: Loss of appetite has many causes. Digestive system problems are but one. If this persists more than 1 week or if you experience weight loss, then you need to see your doctor., this symptom is serious and can compromise your health. ...Read more

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What's the relation between anexity and depression? Can someone have them both? Is there a certain alerting symptoms as a must to see a therapist. I am concerned about my mental and emotional health and stuck in a country that doesn't really support seek

What's the relation between anexity and depression? Can someone have them both? Is there a certain alerting symptoms as a must to see a therapist. I am concerned about my mental and emotional health and stuck in a country that doesn't really support  seek

Anxiety & Depression: Anxiety & depression can occur together in the same person. Also, chronic anxiety with no relief can lead to depression. Some of the ways people try to medicate themselves for anxiety (alcohol, marijuana, etc) can lead to depression. Antidepressants like celexa, zoloft, (sertraline) and others can help anxiety. Sounds like seeing a therapist would be good idea for u -- and if suicidal, it's an emergency. ...Read more

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My mother think iam crazy and some people think knowing that im student and is negative think how can i deal with this situation?

My mother think iam crazy and some people think knowing that im student and is negative think how can i deal with this situation?

Ask you mom: what it is you do that suggests to her that you have a mental illness. Think about these behaviors, ask a trusted friend for her/his opinion. See a mental health professional for an opinion. Change if needed or be strong and confident in how honestly you faced this situation. You mention being a student. There may be a counseling center at your school you can seek help from. Peace & health. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop feeling really guilty for having a mental illness when there are so many struggling with physical illnesses ?

What can I do to stop feeling really guilty for having a mental illness when there are so many struggling with physical illnesses ?

We are not perfect: After practicing medicine for over 20 years now, I have come to the realization that we are not perfect entities that develop disease only because of some type of wrong that we either do to ourselves or someone does to us, we are all pre-programed to have something go wrong. What goes wrong depends on our specific genetics, whether it be mental illness, heart disease, cancer..acceptance is key. ...Read more

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My reputation at school is horrible and I have no friends. What are simple things to change that?

My reputation at school is horrible and I have no friends. What are simple things to change that?

U have my sympathy: Many of us grow up in environments in which we learn, or are forced to learn, behaviors that serve us poorly in the outside world. Others will not tell us how to change. Talk about the other person's interests & try to find what you can admire. Be good at something difficult & modest about it. For now, say only nice things. Don't discuss politics or faith. Deflect anger with a joke. Good luck. ...Read more

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I feel like being mean just because I can be mean to other people. Is something wrong with my mental health?

I feel like being mean just because I can be mean to other people. Is something wrong with my mental health?

Feelings v. Behavior: If a person feels like being intentionally offensive, nasty; malicious, or violating someone's rights, and acts on these feelings, this is definitely a problem. People behaving this way tend to experience interpersonal conflicts, low satisfaction in life, and possible occupational or legal problems. Besides being morally wrong, exploiting, or violating the rights of others can also be a symptom. ...Read more

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I have trouble making out what people say, even at a close distance. I do not think there's anything wrong with my hearing. Could it be psychological?

Yes, it can happen: But it struck me that a more common attitude would be the opposite. In any case, hearing can be checked fairly easily to rule out the ear functioning. Also, if you feel that your thoughts ; feelings do unusual things for your perception, it is worth some attention in therapy - even if your hearing is compromised. Being distracted vs trying, but failing can make a difference too. Find answers. Best. ...Read more

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I have obsessive OCD for nearly 20 years. I could not be able to be well. Religious thoughts come in to my mind? Abuse words etc. What do you suggest

I have obsessive OCD for nearly 20 years. I could not be able to be well. Religious thoughts come in to my mind?  Abuse words etc. What do you suggest

Treatment?: Having ocd for 20 years is painful. You did not mention whether you're receiving treatment for this? Religious obsessions are a common feature in ocd, though it can include many other areas too. I suggest getting a thorough evaluation with a psychiatrist first; working with a psychologist in cognitive behavioral therapy will be an important part of treatment too. ...Read more

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My thoughts are too fast for me to explain. Is something wrong with my mental health?

My thoughts are too fast for me to explain. Is something wrong with my mental health?

Probably: Racing thoughts can be a part of several mental disorders most commonly bipolar, but depends on other symptoms. See a psychiatrist and they can help you sort this out. ...Read more

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I just have bad relationship with my family. Everything sames consider by me only.I have to do everything in person. How to improve this situation?

I just have bad relationship with my family. Everything sames consider by me only.I have to do everything in person.
How to improve this situation?

Set boundaries: Gently and consistently tell your family "No" and set realistic boundaries to take care of your mental and physical and financial health. Some family members are best loved from a distance with intermittent visits. With others, you must choose you battle of wills carefully to protect yourself and never back down. I hope these words help. Most of us have a difficult family member. You are not alone ...Read more

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Doctor i feel very depreesed.Ialways worry something is wrongi belong to a broken family iwant to do a lot with my life but this discomfort doesn't go?

Need: To go and talk to a professional, as it will help you sort things out. These previous negatives experiences could help you in the future because of knowledge you get with them, do not give up, one step forward always. ...Read more

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I have acute health anxiety. How can I determine between something seriously being wrong or it just being in my head?

I have acute health anxiety. How can I determine between something seriously being wrong or it just being in my head?

Anxiety: Well, if you do have symptoms other than those of anxiety, you will need to see a doc to get history and exam done. He may choose to do additional work up to rule out certain things. If nothing has been found, then anxiety can be blamed for your symptoms. ...Read more