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what works when zoloft does not?

I am getting very discouraged dealing with anxiety disorder (not social, general) and depression. I am taking Sertaline (zoloft) which does not seem to be touching it although it had worked in the past. I am seeing a psychiatrist as well as my GP. This has been several months altogether, two weeks on the higher dose plus an anti-anxiety drug that does not do much either, low dose. [more inside]
posted by mermayd on Feb 10, 2013 - 23 answers

How do I deal with a big mistake in my last job?

I burned a bridge. Will I ever work in this (academic) town again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 24, 2012 - 15 answers

How to deal with a boyfriend who is "needy"?

How do I help my boyfriend, who I think has adult separation anxiety disorder? How do I deal with his neediness without feeling unhappy or guilty? [more inside]
posted by DianaV on Oct 5, 2012 - 20 answers

My mental health is failing

Mental Health: I don't feel very good, mentally. And after taking some online mental health "tests" I wonder if I should do anything about it. Am I really as bad as the tests say that I am? [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on Feb 1, 2012 - 21 answers

Tips on Fighting Irrational Anxious Thoughts?

I struggle greatly with anxiety and am on a crazy amount of meds simply to sleep and relax. I am doing things to get through such as exercise, yoga and breath/meditating. One of the things that I read and have been implementing is answering 'cognitive distortions' with reality-based answers. Basically, I think I'm helpless (it spirals from an event to "I'm going to lose my job" all the way to "I'm not going to make it"). I've read the books like Feeling Good and do techniques on paper but am not sure how to think realistically and come up with any responses that I believe. This has been going on for some time. Any others who struggle and have tips on how you have tackled cognitive distortions (aka Bullshit Thoughts)? I am not in a hurry and am willing to put in solid effort. I am asking for help but am willing to try to believe I'm not helpless in the long haul. (BTW, I haven't been able to afford a counselor....yet.)
posted by anonymous on Apr 25, 2011 - 19 answers

"I swear, the cheescake tastes better with *this* fork..."

Am I exhibiting obsessive compulsive behavior? One example: I find myself spending an inordinate amount of time selecting the "perfect" fork, spoon, etc. for the particular dish I'm eating. Of course, that's not the extent of it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2010 - 35 answers

Even the Seinfeld chain of Xs doesn't work

Sustained Motivation: I've searched but come up empty. Please hope me. The general answer to mood-related questions, both here and from therapy, is "keep track of your mood". I can't do that. I lose interest after a few days because "I"m fine now, that was a lot of huffle about nothing." [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2010 - 12 answers

How do I get my body to calm down?

How do I begin to deal with what appears to be generalized anxiety disorder? I am wondering about experiences with anxiety medication... Help me fix my whacked out body! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2009 - 25 answers

Do I have anything to freak out about, except freaking out itself?

Almost two weeks ago I suddenly started having strange feelings of lightheadedness, abnormal difficultly concentrating, a lack of coordination (feeling as though I might fall over or run in to things), and visual issues (difficulty focusing on distant objects, seemingly less aware of my periphery - though there are no noticable gaps in my visual field). I've had these, albeit with decreasing frequency and severity, since that time. I'm often very fearful during these episodes (which can last 4-5 hours at a time, the dizziness/lightheadedness sometimes all day), fearing permanent brain damage and having extreme feelings of derealization. I've come to the conclusion that at least some of these symptoms are due to panic attacks. Does that explain it all though? [more inside]
posted by elektrotechnicus on Feb 23, 2009 - 25 answers

Best treatments for anxiety?

Best treatments for anxiety? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Nov 3, 2007 - 31 answers

How long does a psychiatrist need to diagnose a disorder?

Can a psychiatrist diagnose a disorder in five minutes? [more inside]
posted by giggleknickers on May 31, 2007 - 34 answers

How can socially anxious me be a better partner to totally awesome her?

I could use some insight/support from those who suffer from generalized or social anxiety disorder and their loved ones. Despite being medicated to the hilt - which works only to the extent that it deflects and masks total public meltdowns - I am increasingly unable to tolerate social functions or recover from "weird" encounters or awkward conversations. The problem is that I am feeling tremendous amounts of guilt for essentially ditching my awesome, beautiful, incredibly supportive wife by leaving her to fend for herself at parties or any kind of large gatherings. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 27, 2006 - 18 answers

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