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#1 10 years ago

Just curious if anyone here has a good deal of knowldege in pyschology and could help me out with a problem of mine. People have always told me something has got to be wrong with me because of how I act at different times, family and friends. I try to deal with my problems by myself without medication and admit something is probably there. But even at that I have no idea. I have many of the classified "symptoms" of many disorders. Depression, bipolar, anxiety, paranoid schizophrenia, ect... but when it comes down to it, I don't have enough of the symptoms that relate to any of these to come up with a self diagnosis. I even try to convince myself whenever I am having these problems that its just probably that and I will be fine. I know I have problems but cant completely justify it as any of the above disorders. Any advice on what to do?




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#2 10 years ago

I'm not a fan of "shrinks", but if you really think there is a problem, I bet it wouldn't hurt to see a psychiatrist. It doesn't sound like you have some kind of major psychological issue, but it can't hurt to just give it a try.




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#3 10 years ago
Afterburner;4347791I'm not a fan of "shrinks", but if you really think there is a problem, I bet it wouldn't hurt to see a psychiatrist. It doesn't sound like you have some kind of major psychological issue, but it can't hurt to just give it a try.

That's what I'm saying, it cant be some major issue. But how could I classify it? I don't want to go on drugs, I want to figure out what the hell it is so that I can work to improve it myself. And psychiatrists do nothing for me, tried it, felt like they were telling me everything I already knew. My problems are not what I think about myself, it all is anxiety and paranoia, but its complex, and not as severe to be classified as the disorders I have already listed. My problems are more common relating to circumstantial issues in my life and not just reoccuring, but it still is way more extreme and the way I take in reality is most definately not normal.




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#4 10 years ago

Well, you seem to be a rather composed person, so it might be as simple as controlling it all yourself. I know people who have "issues" but who ultimately have just worked it out themselves and deal with the problems without drugs. If you just keep on keeping on, that might very well be the best thing to do if you don't want drugs or a psychiatrist.




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Afterburner;4347798Well, you seem to be a rather composed person, so it might be as simple as controlling it all yourself. I know people who have "issues" but who ultimately have just worked it out themselves and deal with the problems without drugs. If you just keep on keeping on, that might very well be the best thing to do if you don't want drugs or a psychiatrist.

Ya, its what i'm trying to do, but the problem is I still don't know exactly how it all works. I don't know exactly what causes the way I get, and it doesn't always happen. It's unpredictable and I get confused as what could just be my "condition", or actually be something that is bothering me and really there. I don't know what I should just ignore and what I should take action on. Let me give you an example of something that actually just happened to me. I was seeing this girl for quite some time and started feeling like she didn't care about us anymore, and was feeling like she was going to leave me. I decided it was probably just my problem, and took no action on it, I was right, she left me. After she left me I thought something was going on between her and my best friend, I did something about it and found out I was wrong and made an ass of myself and messed up things even more. Now its not just common paranoia. When I get in these moods I have extreme trouble falling asleep, I have reoccuring thoughts of violence and suicide (don't get to worried, its more of imagining then a want to do it, I know I would never actually do it). I get extremely irritable to people. I cant sit still and feel as though everything is boring. I get short of breath and always feel like my heart is pounding. Lose concentration, and I even develop a stutter. And it doesn't even have to be a big issue like a relationship problem.




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#6 10 years ago
Afterburner;4347798Well, you seem to be a rather composed person, so it might be as simple as controlling it all yourself. I know people who have "issues" but who ultimately have just worked it out themselves and deal with the problems without drugs. If you just keep on keeping on, that might very well be the best thing to do if you don't want drugs or a psychiatrist.

Ya, its what i'm trying to do, but the problem is I still don't know exactly how it all works. I don't know exactly what causes the way I get, and it doesn't always happen. It's unpredictable and I get confused as what could just be my "condition", or actually be something that is bothering me and really there. I




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#7 10 years ago
Afterburner;4347798Well, you seem to be a rather composed person, so it might be as simple as controlling it all yourself. I know people who have "issues" but who ultimately have just worked it out themselves and deal with the problems without drugs. If you just keep on keeping on, that might very well be the best thing to do if you don't want drugs or a psychiatrist.

Ya, its what i'm trying to do, but the problem is I still don't know exactly how it all works. I don't know exactly what causes the way I get, and it doesn't always happen. It's unpredictable and I get confused as what could just be my "condition", or actually be something that is bothering me and really there. I don't know




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#8 10 years ago
Afterburner;4347798Well, you seem to be a rather composed person, so it might be as simple as controlling it all yourself. I know people who have "issues" but who ultimately have just worked it out themselves and deal with the problems without drugs. If you just keep on keeping on, that might very well be the best thing to do if you don't want drugs or a psychiatrist.

Ya, its what i'm trying to do, but the problem is I still don't know exactly how it all works. I don't know exactly what causes the way I get, and it doesn't always happen. It's unpredictable and I get confused as what could just be my "condition", or actually be something that is bothering me and really there. I don't k




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#9 10 years ago

Well I don't think it would hurt to much to be survaid by a 'shrik', unless your cheap like me. better to have someone tell you your normal than living your life thinking your crazy...:rofl:




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#10 10 years ago

You know how I know you're crazy? Because you're asking the internet to tell you if you're crazy. :lol:

Seriously though, go see a therapist, if only to put your mind at ease. Anyone willing to psychoanalyze you over the internet is not going to do a good job, for one thing. And when you do go, one of two things will happen - you'll either be told you don't need help or you'll get the help you need. A win-win, right? By the way, a doctor can never force a patient to take medication, so don't worry needlessly about having it forced on you. Unless you went full-on nutso and you needed to be committed to a facility since you were a danger to yourself and others... but then again if you were full-on nutso you'd probably be over at one of the political threads pounding out 50-paragraph posts in all caps with the rest of the crazies.