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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Feelings Of Intense Guilt

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What causes feelings of shame and guilt?

Guilt and Shame: A certain amount of guilt means we have a conscious, when it is excessive we have developed a punitive attitude toward ourselves that is excessive and unwarranted. This is learned behavior and any learned behavior can be unlearned. Shame is often the result of being humiliated too early in life and then you can be easily shamed and embarrassed for just being human. Best. ...Read more

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Dr. Selby Jacobs
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Guilt (Definition)

to say Guilt is any way I can control you and make you feel anxious doing it. Its an atypical anxiety state that you feel when you are accused of doing something you should not have done, or you didn't do something you should have. The underlying feeling you have is resentment, but that remains unexpressed as you ...Read more


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How to deal with feelings of unbearable guilt and shame?

How to deal with feelings of unbearable guilt and shame?

Guilt & Shame: Do you tend to feel guilt & shame as a repeated theme in your life or is there something specific that you have or haven't done that has led to these feelings? If the feelings aren't rationale, are excessive or have become a way of life - then you likely could benefit from therapy (l.e. cognitive behavioral therapy). If you need to make amends or to rectify a wrong - then follow your conscience. ...Read more

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Intense feelings of loneliness, depression and abandoned in life. Can you offer some strategies for getting through each day ?

Intense feelings of loneliness, depression and abandoned in life. Can you offer some strategies for getting through each day ?

Are you in therapy?: If not, would very strongly encourage that. Frankly, you will remain depressed, lonely & feeling abandoned unless you make some changes. When was the last time you had a comprehensive physical examination? This can help to assess for underlying medical problems & will allow for medication treatment if indicated. Read & follow guidance of david burn's "the feeling good book.". ...Read more

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Are feelings of doom natural with anxiety?

Are feelings of doom natural with anxiety?

Could be: Yes. Anxiety is comprised of thoughts of uncontrollability and unpredictability of future events. Anxiety as a process prepares us for future threat (in moderation). Related to anxiety is panic, which is the clinical manifestation of fear. Panic is coupled with thoughts and feelings of impending doom, and danger, so that one has to "be on the look out.". ...Read more

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What are cloudy thoughts, depression, lack of cognitive skills, lack of emotion and severe panic symptoms of?

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What are cloudy thoughts, depression, lack of cognitive skills, lack of emotion and severe panic symptoms of?

Panic: Several possibilities, from anxiety disorder to agitated depression to organic mood disorder caused by something physiological or medications. Needs assessment by your pcp first. ...Read more

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How can I overcome feelings of despair, hopelessness and desperation?

How can I overcome feelings of despair, hopelessness and desperation?

Get in therapy!: Get in psychotherapy to explore and resolve underlying issues... Discuss with your therapist potential benefit of medication... Stick with the recommended treatment and if the feelings persist make sure to let your therapist and md know, so they adjust the treatment accordingly... Wishing you well... ...Read more

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Feelings of intense guilt whenever i see things associated with childhood, what to do?

Feelings of intense guilt whenever i see things associated with childhood, what to do?

You must have: Experienced some painful experiences growing up. Even though you are now grown reminders of childhood make, you regress to feeling like a child caught doing something wrong, even if you have done nothing warranting the guilt. Consider speaking with a therapist to get beyond this. ...Read more

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Are these symptoms consistent with a schizoid pd; lack of interest in friendships/relationships, chronic feelings of emptiness, and vivid imagination?

Are these symptoms consistent with a schizoid pd; lack of interest in friendships/relationships, chronic feelings of emptiness, and vivid imagination?

Good description: You gave a fairly good description of this relatively rarely seen disorder. It may be more common than known since people with it often do not seek therapy or get attention unless there are other issues too. ...Read more

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How can I overcome feelings of despair, depression, hopelessness, and desperation?

How can I overcome feelings of despair, depression, hopelessness, and desperation?

Treatment: The best solution is a combination of medication and therapy. Depression is a medical problems that that requires medication to resolve the symptoms of depression. However, medication can not resolve the "problems" that led to the depression. That is the role of therapy. ...Read more

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How to deal with feelings of guilt after death of parent?

How to deal with feelings of guilt after death of parent?

"Normal guilt": Includes those times when we know we are making choices that vary from our value system. "neurotic guilt" is excessive and we feel guilty over too many things. Please reflect or speak w/a friend to determine your situation and see a mental health professional if the latter. Peace and good health. Your situation is more common than you may think. Live in the now as best you can. Wayne Dwyer. ...Read more

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How do I deal with feelings of sadness and of loneliness during the day?

How do I deal with feelings of sadness and of loneliness during the day?

See below: We all might feel sad and lonely.Are these new feelings? Why are you feeling sad and lonely only during the day? What's happening? What's happening when you don't feel sad and lonely? If you're not employed, keep yourself occupied, hobbies? Volunteer maybe? Or part-time employment? If you're at work and that's happening, then re-evaluate your job. ...Read more

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How can I deal with the feelings of shame and feeling suicidal?

How can I deal with the feelings of shame and feeling suicidal?

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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I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of worthlessness) , sadness, sudden attacks of crying and socially withdrawn and nervous ?

I am experiencing  feeling depressed (quality: feelings of worthlessness) , sadness, sudden attacks of crying and socially withdrawn and nervous 
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Depression: If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, go to the Emergency Department. Otherwise, talk to trusted friends and family if helpful, write in a journal, exercise as tolerated, and see your PCP for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What do thoughts of suicide, scratching over old self harm cuts, unreasonable sadness and thinking of school as a stress and anxiety place lead to?

What do thoughts of suicide, scratching over old self harm cuts, unreasonable sadness and thinking of school as a stress and anxiety place lead to?

Needs evaluation: Thoughts of suicide and self harm need immediate evaluation. If suicidal thoughts are present, immediate help is needed and the patient needs to report it to a parent and seek help immediately. Also unreasonable sadness and stress could be signs of depression and anxiety needs evaluation by a psychiatrist or psychologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Feelings of intense guilt over my parenting of child when young whenever I see things associated with childhood?

Feelings of intense guilt over my parenting of child when young whenever I see things associated with childhood?

Counseling.: I'm sorry you're having these feelings. If it's just associated with a specific area of your life (parenting a child), and not affecting your sleep, appetite or having feelings of guilt or sadness in other areas of your life, then this is something best be explored by a counselor or therapist, and not a doctor at this point. Your doctor may have good recommendations of counselors though. ...Read more

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Having feelings of worthlessness due to depression?

Having feelings of worthlessness due to depression?

Not Unusual: A feeling of worthlessness is one of the classic symptoms of depression. If you are feeling worthless most of the time it is important for you to seek out help. Also, physical problems can cause depression, so it would be a good idea to get a good physical exam. ...Read more

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Zoloft (sertraline) for 3 weeks Worsening depression; constant thoughts of suicide, daily self harm & More frequent and severe anxiety. Psychiatrist no help at all?

Zoloft (sertraline) for 3 weeks Worsening depression; constant thoughts of suicide, daily self harm & More frequent and severe anxiety. Psychiatrist no help at all?

You should seek help: You should seek help from another psychiatrist if the one following you is not able to get you on the right track. Calling a local hospital and asking them for several references usually is a good way of finding names of people in your area. ...Read more

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Major feelings of depression for 6yrs.Been to counselling many times.Suicidal thoughts are common + i self harm. What do I have + is there treatment?

Major feelings of depression for 6yrs.Been to counselling many times.Suicidal thoughts are common + i self harm. What do I have + is there treatment?

I agree w'DrJacobson: You are young and need a comprehensive reevaluation. You may need to try alternative types of psychotherapy as well as a good physical and medical evaluation. If you need help getting your parents to agree, consider speaking with a school counselor to help them understand why you need additional help. ...Read more

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My mental state switches between social anxiety and feelings of worthlessness, isn't that weird?

My mental state switches between social anxiety and feelings of worthlessness, isn't that weird?

Get evaluated?: Find a psychologist or a counselor who will help you figure out what events trigger your anxiety, what behaviors are resulting from that and what thoughts/cognition you experience. Consider meds if can't function. In a nutshell, anxiety-provoking events might interfere with performance leading to feeling worthless. ...Read more