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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Feelings Of Intense Guilt

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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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With ocs is it normal to have guilty feelings when you eat?

Perhaps: I believe you are speaking about obsessive-compulsive disorder which is often part of an eating disorder where guilt about eating leads to serious weight loss; known as anorexia involving avoidance of food. I would strongly suggest being evaluated by a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How can I stop feeling guilty as a caregiver?

Support group: Joining a support group for a particular medical condtion will give you the opportunity to interact with others who are in a similar situation. It helps to know that you are not alone. ...Read more

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I am feeling guilty for eating a pizza, what to do?

I am feeling guilty for eating a pizza, what to do?

It's not clear: I would need to know more about you. Are you overweight? Are you having trouble losing weight? Do your friends think you are overweight or just you? You may have an eating disorder, but it's hard to tell given so little information. Speak with a therapist who specializes in eating disorders to figure this out. ...Read more

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Can feeling guilty cause health problems?

Guilt feelings: Absolutely! guilt feelings can not only cause illness, they are often caused by an illness called depression. Guilt feelings result in a great deal of suffering and you would be wise to consult with a psychotherapist. If you are diagnosed with depression, medication may also help in alleviating your suffering. ...Read more

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What kind of food do you eat without feeling guilty?

What kind of food do you eat without feeling guilty?

Water: Plain water, fruit infused water, etc. If you're feeling guilty about it, theres probably a reason! you know what it is. Just cut back some. ...Read more

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How can I stop feeling guilty because the house is messy?

How can I stop feeling guilty because the house is messy?

It isn't wrong: It might be helpful to consider whether you are violating anyone's rights with your messy house. If not, there is no reason to feel guilty. Your house is messy because you've been doing other things. It's a choice and it's ok--it doesn't mean anything to have a messy house. If you'd prefer to have a clean house you'll need to adjust your schedule. It's up to you. ...Read more

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What do I do about feeling guilty for past stupefied deeds?

Cant change the past: There's nothing we can do to change the past.. Regrets. I suppose you can apologize but other than that we just need to learn from past mistakes and not repeat them. Live in the present and once you make amends., move on And don't repeat the past. ...Read more

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How can I stop feeling guilty when I take time out for myself?

How can I stop feeling guilty when I take time out for myself?

Remember: You can try to remember what airline attendants say during their talks on basic flight safety. In the event of a drop in cabin pressure, put your own oxygen mask on first -- and only then help others with theirs. Unless you're nourished, rested, and cared for, you will not be able to care for others who need you to be at your best. Self-sacrifice and human flesh have limits. ...Read more

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How can I stop feeling guilty about things i´m not getting done?

Unrealistic goals: Perhaps part of your problem is that you set unrealistic goals for yourself and then feel disappointed in yourself (and guilty) when you can't meet your self-imposed deadlines. Alternatively, if procrastination is a problem, then breaking down tasks into more bite-size (and do-able) pieces might help a lot. Remember: forgive yourself again and again and again. Admittedly, it's hard to do! ...Read more

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Should I still be feeling guilty for taking away virginity?

Should I still be feeling guilty for taking away virginity?

Depends: Tough question. I think it depends on a number of factors, such as your religious and moral convictions, whether it was consensual or whether you coerced or manipulated the other into having sex. Guilt generally is a feeling telling us we did something wrong or not to repeat that behavior again. I am unable to answer whether your guilt is warranted or not. ...Read more

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I am feeling guilty about being depressed, what to do?

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

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What to do if I am feeling guilty about having depression?

Learn more: Learning more about depression can be helpful in understanding the feelings you are having. Guilt is a common emotion among depressed patients and there does not have to be a reason for being depressed. Seek medical attention and learn about the numerous treatment options for depression including medications and therapy. You are not alone. ...Read more

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How to help gf with feeling guilty about taking her virginity?

Morality: It sounds like you think it is wrong for your gf to feel badly after losing her virginity. Many cultures and religions place a high value on virginity. My suggestion is that you respect how she feels and consider your own actions. ...Read more

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My sister attempted suicide. How do I stop feeling guilty like it is my fault?

This is so hard to: Deal with. Is your family involved with family therapy? Usually it is best to give a whole family help rather then only focusing on one person. If you aren't going to family therapy- i would encourage you to show this question/ answer to your parents. Try not to beat yourself up. Take care. ...Read more

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Is there a best way to get over feeling guilty and pathetic over past mistakes?

Discuss your guilt: With a mental health professional. Exploring what your regret is about and getting a different perspective on it will help. The key is changing what you say to yourself about your past and learning to forgive your mistakes. ...Read more

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How do I keep myself from feeling guilty about smoking a cigarette after two years?

How do I keep myself from feeling guilty about smoking a cigarette after two years?

Don't smoke it!: But, if you do smoke a single cigarette after two years of being a non-smoker, guilt is not appropriate if you haven't violated anyone's rights. Perhaps what you might feel is disappointment with yourself for failing to stick to your goals. But, if you don't continue smoking after the one cigarette, the matter is really a small one and won't adversely affect your health by much. Stick to it! ...Read more

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I am feeling guilty about taking my xanax, (alprazolam) what to do?

Ask about others: Xanax (alprazolam) is an anti-anxiety medication but is not a cure. I am guessing it was prescribed for you for the relief of some symptoms but if the symptoms are not that bad, you can avoid the xanax (alprazolam) or ask your doctor for some alternatives. I am not sure why you would feel guilty about taking a pharmaceutical. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I am feeling guilty about having depression?

I would tell you : That guilt is a common symptom of depression. I would recommend that you stop beating yourself up. I would further recommend that you get mental health care because you are worth it. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling guilty for being healthy while someone I know has cancer?

What to do if I'm feeling guilty for being healthy while someone I know has cancer?

"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. "When bad things happen to good people" may be a helpful book. It's by Rabbi Kershner. ...Read more