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Scared Emotionless Lonely
I am lonely, scared, confused and anxious all the time. I have a hard time opening up to my psychiatrist because I'm intimidated. How can I open up?
A loved one has suddenly died & I will be left with siblings as my parents have flown to the funeral in india. I feel scared, lonely & stressed.
Ask friend/neighbor: Sorry to hear of the loss of a loved one. It is not easy. Anyhow, it can be helpful talking to a friend, a neighbor, or a relative about the situation. Ask to see if anyone can come to stay with you until your parents return. Also, if possible, ask to see if you can stay at your relative's, friend's, or neighbor for a few days. It is better to have someone around. I am sorry and good luck to you. ...Read more
Things to do: It is often hard to find friends in our busy world, definitely talk with a doctor if you feel depressed, or worse, but there are some things you can do to find friends. Think about something you enjoy, maybe animals, reading, or crafts...You can take a class to connect with people who enjoy similar things, or volunteer, at an animal shelter, library, local school, church. You can make a friend! ...Read more
Try to meet people: I'm sorry you are feeling lonely try to do your best to smile and meet people doing something you like and keep trying and be patient and forgive yourself if it takes a little while. ...Read more
Loneliness First?: U're aware that ur lonely & saying it out loud. Sounds like u don't want 2feel lonely like this much longer...That u want 2 do something about this & have more relationships. If u've avoided social situations b/c u've found them uncomfortable, u'll have missed out on years of relationship skill-building. Consider getting expert help from psychologist who can help u take steps 2 build connections. ...Read more
I agree with my colleague. Research in psychology shows all kinds of negative physical and psychological affects of extreme isolation. So don't stay there! Find a small, therapy group: http://www. Agpa. Org/
under "need a group therapist? "
it will help that extreme loneliness to be with others in a safe place with a trained leader. ...Read more
Loneliness: Loneliness is a big problem for humans, since we're basically social beings. But since you feel like you're "going crazy insane, " I suggest seeing a psychiatrist or other mental health professional who can help you with these feeling. At least their intensity can be assessed, and some suggestions can be made about your situation. On your own you can seek out companionship & involvement w/others. ...Read more
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
Several causes: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Sadness & loneliness: Are signs that something needs to change. Seek psychological/psychiatric evaluation & counseling to guide your change of daily habits, self-concept, relationships, etc. Eliminate as much negative from your life as possible. Develop positive self-regard, attitudes, and outlook. Allow yourself to enjoy life & fill your life with enjoyable people & activities. Enjoy the challenge! ...Read more
Not fully: It might be the case that you feel less lonely by living around others. However, I recommend that you address the underlying causes of your loneliness with an individual and/or group therapist you can find a group therapist here: http://www. Agpa. Org/ under "need a group therapist? ". ...Read more
Not necessarily: It is depressing losing one of your special senses such as hearing. Elderly are prone to feel lonely due to lack of support from thierry loved ones, or loss of spouse. But if they have a hearing aid, and good support from family members, they should do well. ...Read more
Breakup: Focus on what you have & what you are good at, not what you lost, and also maintain good social support system. ...Read more
"Redefine" your self: Do not allow your past to define you. Accept & love yourself; develop a positive self concept - you deserve it; eliminate as much negative as possible from your life including judging yourself & feeling judged by others. Allow yourself enjoyment & fill your life with enjoyable people & situations. Seek psychiatric / psychological eval & counseling to guide your change. Enjoy the challenge! ...Read more
I just feel lonely and tired. Then there'll be these headaches that appear out of no where. What's wrong?
I feel like having anxieties and loneliness after quit alcohol what should I do suggest me something to ignore it?
Alcohol Disease: This is significantly a common story and the very reason that sober or recovering alcoholics gather in groups. Alcoholism leads to a very small world where friends and family are often broken. Alcoholics sometimes drink over this. Quitting alcohol does not fix the broken relationships in our lives. But, following a program such as aa leads to repair of relationships, peace and serenity. ...Read more
At 44yo, how do I meet n make friends when I'm self employed, live out in the country, etc? Lonely & sad all the time
Many opportunities: I hope you'll seek out various ways to connect with others. Consider joining organizations to contribute through volunteer work, being on a board, etc. As you know there are churches, health clubs, various social groups, online chat rooms, etc. If you feel a lack of desire, down, and immobilized, perhaps you should begin with a visit to your doctor for a good exam. ...Read more
Why I prefer the loneliness? Attraction. .. Why I don't find happiness. .. Feel.. .... Distress anxious! I feel that I am different. ..
Leave Me Alone: Help:
I am proud of you for being able to verbalize this. These are normal and real feelings. You are not crazy. But, you need help. And, you have a right to get that help.
I cannot tell where you live. But, I am sure there are some professionals ready to give you that assistance. Now that you have been brave enough here. Let's get you to do that there at home. ...Read more
I feel very lonely as I've only a few good friends. I am an introvert and antisocial. People don't seem to like me much. What should I do?
Rewrite Ur Story!: U're aware that ur lonely & saying it out loud! Sounds like u don't want 2feel lonely like this much longer...That u want 2 do something about this (!) & have more relationships. If u've avoided social situations b/c u've found them uncomfortable, u'll have missed out on years of relationship skill-building! But it's not 2late 2turn this around! Consider getting expert help from psychologist! ...Read more
What solution is there for depressive people who think a lot of negative stuff and thinks that no one likes them which makes them feel lonely.
Cognitive Behavioral: Therapy addresses those distorted thoughts right at the gitgo. ...Read more
Can disulone really affect the behavior of a person? My uncle has been taking that drug and now he has a flat affect. He is sometimes incoherent.
Of course: When you take a medication, there can be effects in every system of your body -- including your central nervous system which organizes behavior. Infections like malaria can affect behavior, affect, and ability to concentrate too. Please tell your uncle's physician about your observations. The medication may need adjusting or changing, or something else may need attending to. ...Read more
Is it normal to feel many different emotions (Happy, Sad, Lonely, Confident, Excited, Irritated, Angry, Joy) in the course of minutes/hours everyday?
Possibly: It really depends on the intensity of the emotions, the context and if this is a consistent issue. Marked lability that occurs consistently is not normal. ...Read more
Have moods where I feel emotionless not sad, happy, or angry in any way. I feel very blah and just have no emotion. But not necessarily in a bad way?
If it isn't in a: Bad way - there might not be a significant problem. But if you are concerned a mental health evaluation can help to give you perspective on the matter. ...Read more