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Irrational Anxiety About Being Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I am experiencing fatigue, nervousness, hopelessness, irrational fear or phobia, restless (tossing and turning) sleep, paranoid behavior, emotiona...
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as symptoms you describe is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psychotic: Paranoia may make you distort reality in a delusional (fixed false belief) or psychotic kind of way. Depression may or may not be psychotic depending on severity and type of accompanying symptoms. Some depressed people, for instance, may think they're already dead. Obviously this is a delusion since they're alive telling you they feel this way. Anxiety/ocd can be severe but not usually psychotic. ...Read more
I experience compulsive behaviors, feeling anxious (worsened by: emotional stress) and I have irrational fears. What's wrong with me? What can I do?
Compulsive: The symptoms you mention indicate the need to consult w/a mental health professional such as a clinical psychologist who works w/mood disorders. He/she will let you know what is going on and provide help. This situation is treatable. Peace and good health. Stress makes just about everything worse, very normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Homicidal and suicidal thoughts, people I recognise but haven't met yell at me, paranoid, agoraphobia, and other weird fears?
Major Depression: You are a Precious Human Being! I feel empathy for your emotional pain possibly due to Traumatic experiences in life causing these symptoms. You were born with Wonder of Life Force giving you Breath of Life; due to which you have lived for 16 years and are still alive. You deserve Healing. Call 911 for ER, or ask a close family member or friend take you to ER, and call Suicide and Crisis center. ...Read more
Fear: Try to identify the origin of these fears, which is unlikely monsters and aliens. This type of fear usually is symbolic of some actual fear you may have or a person or persons in the present or in the past. It may speak to you feeling vulnerable in the world and you may need to work on perceiving more accurately instead of through your anxiety. Try using the free anti anxiety app. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Racing thoughts about relationship be caused by birth control? Crying spells. Depressed. Anxious. Mood swings. PMS symptoms. I was fine until PMSing.
PMS: Hormonal changes affect moods. Consult your Ob./Gyn. ...Read more
Don't feel guilty - : Make some positive life changes. Talk 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). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle >>. ...Read more
Get treatment: Getting effective treatment for depression can help with thoughts of depression and suicide. Psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health practitioners can be good starting points. If your suicidal thinking includes making plans or you can't guarantee your safety as an outpatient, you need emergency evaluation. Talk therapy is very useful, and medications as needed. There is hope. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello the three things I have are depression, anxiety and paranoia & I have a fear that im hated by everyone. Avoidant personality disorder you think?
Eval: Dear jaguar, i would never try to diagnose a personality disorder on-line. Frankly, that wouldn't be fair to you, because without a comprehensive evaluation, the assessment could be way off the mark. It sounds like you are struggling- recommend seeing a good psychologist and psychiatrist. If the issues are readily apparent, they can consider doing psychological testing. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , paranoid behavior and feeling depressed. What medications could help?
Anxious & Depressed: Medication is not the only way to treat your symptoms. Please see a clinical psychologist to learn strategies to deal w/your situation. Cognitive therapy (working w/your "self-talk" is one such way. Peace and good health. ...Read more
OCD sufferer. I irrationally worry about everything from being gay to a killer to a schizophrenic. CBT and medication isn't helping. I know my intrusive thoughts are symptoms and not my actual thoughts, but am frustrated? I just want to be normal.
OCD treatable: If you have not a trial of indicated SSRI's, consider fluvoxamine which can be very effective with often a low side effect profile. The OCD Workbook, The Woman Who Thought Too Much and OCD for Dummies are both regarded highly. The International OCD Foundation for referrals, bibliography, articles, and support. Food allergy investigation, anti-inflammatories, exercise, neurofeedback as options. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Do you feel you are : Watched by random person that you dont know or your boss/coworker actually watches you in close distance? If its a sense of feeling that you are watched, i suggest explore that in therapy. If your boss always watches you, i would have a open conversation with her/him about how that affect your concentration on job and explore other ways to evaluate your work performance. ...Read more
No: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, common medications, or psychological stress. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened). If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more
Get help.: You sound desperate enough to go to the emergency department and see if you need admission to a psychiatric unit or at least get evaluated and get a proper referral. ...Read more
Avoidance & Drea: Shyness is not same as social anxiety. People w/social anxiety repeatedly avoid social situations b/c they dread feeling embarrassed or judged/shamed by others. (See http://ow.ly/EXo0z) Gradual exposure 2 those sitn's -easier ones at 1st, then harder-really helps. Tools 4 managing social anx: http://ow.ly/EXnfP | But anything that interferes w/building relationships seems worth working on! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You question: is not clear. Please rephrase and explain why you are asking about these multiple mental illnesses. ...Read more
Be seen ASAP!: If having extremely paranoid fears, it can be very frightening. Please see a psychiatrist asap -- even in the er since it's saturday. The er staff will evaluate your first, and make sure you get the help you need. ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
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