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What do I ask/tell my new doctor about my mental health?

I don't know what help I need anymore, or even if I need help. I have a lifelong history of depression and the past two and half years, I've experienced more life stressors than normal. The original reasons I made the appointment was to a. get a new script for my anti-anxiety medication (which is also meant to help my depression), especially as I accidentally abruptly ceased it over 5 days ago, and b. a referral to a new psychiatrist to prescribe ADHD medication. [more inside]
posted by b33j on Jan 27, 2014 - 2 answers

Healing your inner child after childhood neglect. What helped you?

I have long-running case of depression and generalized anxiety disorder, with plenty of childhood triggers. I do see a therapist but due to the holiday schedule, I won't be seeing my therapist for a few weeks. I want to do some work by myself, because crying to sleep nearly every night is getting exhausting. I want my subconsciousness to chill out and be less triggered. I want tips, stories, and resources. Difficulty: I live with my parents, and I get triggered by them. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2013 - 15 answers

Suggestions on how to forget forgetting?

I have a tendency to automatically dissociate from/"forget" things that are stressful or anxiety-provoking. How can I better focus on these scary things so that I can better address and resolve them? [more inside]
posted by rhooke on Dec 13, 2013 - 11 answers

How to deal w being around people/things that remind you of nightmares?

I feel ashamed and uneasy about being around people that remind me of my nightmares. How do I cope with it? [more inside]
posted by ichomp on Oct 8, 2013 - 2 answers

Graduation anxiety, is it silly to repeat the last of year of college?

Hi Metafilter, I'm about to graduate this Summer from a college in Europe. It's for a creative profession and I'm currently honesty considering to repeat the year. Considering the circumstances (more below), would it be silly to volunteer a rerun of the year? [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93 on Jun 8, 2013 - 13 answers

I'm not traumatized... Am I? (Sexual assault recovery)

I was sexually assaulted a few times and stalked/harrassed by an abusive, predatory and highly manipulative man who was in a position of trust to me. (We weren't in a relationship; he is nearly three times my age.) I am confused about where I should "be" or where I amin terms of getting over the events. Counselors and websites are quick to point out things like PTSD and rape trauma syndrome; they are suggesting things like EMDR and strongly hinting that I'm traumatized. I'm not convinced. Is it possible to actually be traumatized and not realize/recognize it? Is a "trauma response"... with panic attacks, flashbacks, and such... the only possible response to rape and harassment? Secondly: Is therapy always necessary to deal with this sort of thing? Or is it possible that I have/will get over it by myself? I don't want to pathologize myself. I don't want to create new problems for myself by going to therapy that I might not actually need. I wanted to ask metafilter because the counselors I speak to are obviously going to be somewhat biased in telling me that I am "traumatized". [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Jun 1, 2013 - 26 answers

How can I deal with this "time off" in my life?

Depression has upended my life and the people trying to help aren't really helping, what do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2013 - 19 answers

How to Stop Being Underemployed

I somewhat successfully moved out of this situation...But I'm too drained to make any major moves forward, even though the urgency is much greater. Please advise. [more inside]
posted by Ashen on Nov 12, 2012 - 36 answers

Can I/should I get a "prescription cat?"

Getting a prescription cat... How to, should I, and can I? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2012 - 21 answers

Good mental/emotional specialists in Seattle?

Looking for a relatable, compassionate, pill-free mental/emotional/marital health specialist in Seattle, for a spouse who hates doctors. Any recommendations (or advice in general)? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2012 - 9 answers

What are the possible negative repercussions of seeing a psychiatrist about panic attacks?

I have been having anxiety/panic attacks for the past 2 years. I am considering seeing a psychiatrist. What are the possible negative repercussions, professionally, insurance-wise, and other, of doing this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2012 - 17 answers

How can I help myself when I don't deserve help?

How do I help myself when I feel like I don't deserve it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2012 - 17 answers

What is the couch-to-5k edition of mediation and mental focus?

I need to bludgeon my anxiety to death in the most peaceful way possible. Many people recommend meditation. For me, attempting to meditate has been a miserable experience... a sad exercise in white-knuckled denial. Just thinking about it fills me with dread. I know this isn't the way it's supposed to go. I need something more than "sit quietly and allow your thoughts to pass by like clouds". I need the step-by-step, couch-to-5k edition of mental calmness and focus. Help me out, mefi. Give it to me straight, detailed, specific, and with absolute minimum of woo... the mental focus fitness program for someone who can't even lift a metaphorical 1lb weight. Book/media recommendations welcome too. (I'm in therapy already, btw. It's been helpful, but we're not specifically focused on my anxiety at the moment.)
posted by specialfriend on Jan 7, 2012 - 28 answers

Is there a natural substitute for the benzodiazepines?

Is there a natural substitute for the benzodiazepines? [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Nov 3, 2011 - 27 answers

ugh.

my low self esteem is hurting my relationship. I am in therapy, but need fast fixes/amelioration and ways to reduce the burden on my partner while I pursue longterm change. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2011 - 16 answers

Is there a name or category this symptom falls under?

I need help identifying a name or category for this troubling mental health symptom so that appropriate kinds of therapy may be sought.(Not me, thankfully.) [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Jul 6, 2011 - 14 answers

Trial and error for meds sucks.

MentalhealthFilter: dealing with the trial and error of meds, wondering if it's just me or if it's really a brain issue. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2011 - 11 answers

All worked up, and nothing to show for it

I'm getting worked up and freaked out about nothing, have you done this before, have any solutions? [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes on Feb 1, 2011 - 22 answers

Quit my job, no new one, bad circumstances

I just quit my (bad) job and have no new job to go to. I know I need to be proactively seeking work but I'm suffering from confidence problems and bad personal circumstances and finding it difficult. Any tips or similar stories? [more inside]
posted by Franny26 on Dec 8, 2010 - 14 answers

I need help, but I'm worried about it.

I need to get help with my mental illness, but I don't know who to see or where to start. [more inside]
posted by your mom's a sock puppet on Aug 4, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me get this derailed life train back on track

Why am I destroying my life when everything was going so great for so long? And how do I stop? [more inside]
posted by Hey nonny nonny mouse on Jun 25, 2010 - 16 answers

Should I mention I'm mentally ill on a graduate school statement of intent

Should I mention my mental illness on my graduate school statement of intent? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2009 - 24 answers

How to become more confident in my life?

I've lacked confidence in every aspect of my life, and it's holding me back. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2009 - 18 answers

I'm not an attention seeker, I'm depressed

Should I reveal my depression to my co-workers? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2009 - 37 answers

Help my brain...in Japan!

Looking for some advice on how to cope with long-standing psychological issues - except...I'm studying in Tokyo for the next month, which adds some unique twists. [more inside]
posted by Griffinlb on May 26, 2009 - 8 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

Please help me sort out my anxiety-related relationship problems and help me to have an open heart.

Please help me sort out my anxiety-related relationship problems and help me to have an open heart. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2008 - 6 answers

Is the boogeyman real?

Anxieties about my own safety and that of my loved ones are making it hard for me to sleep at night. The onset of dusk makes my stomach knot. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2008 - 29 answers

How to climb out of severe depression?

How to climb out of severe depression? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 9, 2008 - 21 answers

Help finding low cost therapy in the Philadelphia area

Recommendations or help with finding low cost therapy in the Philadelphia area for anxiety and depression. Any particular schools, agencies or companies that you know of or have used would be great.
posted by antisocialiting on Dec 26, 2007 - 2 answers

Overactive imagination. Disorder?

Overactive imagination. Disorder? [more inside]
posted by treepour on Mar 21, 2007 - 27 answers

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