How do I stop panicking about my new responsibilities at work? [more inside]
What do you do when you have been procrastinating, have a deadline to meet, and completely and totally lack motivation to do anything at all? [more inside]
How do I stop worrying all the damn time? [more inside]
(23-year-old straight male) After moving to a new city 2 1/2 years ago and suffering a series of setbacks which I've mostly rebounded from, I've found it impossible to make any progress at all with anyone of the opposite gender. I have my shit together, am well-liked by most despite having always been pretty socially awkward and anxious, and am thought of by my friends as smart, funny and charming, but I just can't get beyond the friendzone. What am I doing wrong? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
So I got picked up while visiting a friend in a different city, and I made myself seem available but I have a boyfriend and have a lot of other things on my plate. How do I get out of following up? [more inside]
I’ve recently realised that I have a problem with anxiety, and want to develop a “bag of tricks” to help control it. What are your behavioural strategies for controlling anxiety? [more inside]
Please help me deal with my fear of the giant pine tree out front falling on our apartment. [more inside]
High School-esque Drama Filter! My friend recently told me that a friend of hers is interested in me. With my consent, she's arranged a group dinner on Friday and invited both of us along. There's no reason that this thing should faze me, but the amount of freaking out I'm doing right now is ridiculous. Help me calm down before I cancel out of sheer panic! [more inside]
I've lost interest in sex with my boyfriend, and find things increasingly uncomfortable in that department. What should I do?!
I've lost interest in sex with my boyfriend, and find things increasingly uncomfortable in that department. What should I do?! I'm a 28 year old female, and have been in a long term committed relationship with my current boyfriend for about 3 years now. I'd been a virgin up until about 2 and ½ years ago. My upbringing was uneventful, and I've never had any traumatic experiences that I can recall involving sexuality, however I have always felt embarrassed about sex related things, which is why before my current boyfriend I always just made out with whoever I felt like. [more inside]
After a one and a half year period of celibacy and a general holiday from romance I am starting to see someone I really like. Can you help me deal with a whole lot of anxiety and needyness surrounding this? [more inside]
Please help me make peace with my inadequacy, because it's killing me. [more inside]
How can I stop messing with my cuticles and nails? I don't want sad-looking hands forever! [more inside]
I've been with a wonderful man for 4 years and I'm panicking about ending the relationship for no good reason. I still get smiley when he texts me and he makes me laugh, he's gorgeous, but I have these sudden adrenalin rushes and an overwhelming panicky feeling that I have to end the relationship immediately. I asked for three weeks apart to clear my head, and we made it to two before I wanted him here again... but the panicking is back! [more inside]
Should I seek a second opinion about possible physiological sources of my fatigue, depression, and anxiety before contacting a psychiatrist?
Should I seek a second opinion about possible physiological sources of my fatigue, depression, and anxiety before contacting a psychiatrist? [more inside]
How to cope with anxiety while waiting for bad news, especially when you don't know when the bad news is coming. [more inside]
I gave birth via emergency c-section over the weekend. The baby and I are both fine, but I wouldn't be querying the hivemind if I didn't have a too-long and too-detailed question about what happened. [more inside]
Should I be worried about repeat vandalism after one incident? [more inside]
I'm taking 150 mg of Seroquel which has seemed to be helping. But i need to lose preexisting weight..about 40-50 lbs. All i read on the web are horror stories about people gaining 50-100 lbs even when they are doing cardio and weights. My question...anybody here either themselves or know people who have actually been able to lose weight while on seroquel if they followed the usual healthy eating and exercise 3-5 times a week?
How to deal with severe depression and delusions? Where do I go from here? Special snowflakes inside. [more inside]
How do I get over the sudden fear, anxiety, frustration and embarrassment I feel when learning a new skill? [more inside]
BF and I (straight mid-twenties lady) have a happy, loving relationship (2 years+). But, this is my first long-term relationship and I have an anxiety disorder. I want to "check in" with him and make sure we're still on the same page about us and the future, but this is my pattern and it has been unhealthy for me. To the healthy couples - do you "check in" with your partner? Should I? Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
Looking for a CBT or similar therapist for a sixteen-year-old in the DC area, and help for dealing with parents. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
Do you know a great therapist in Brooklyn or Manhattan who helped you or a friend cope with depression? I'm trying to find a good fit. [more inside]
How to deal with my unconscious anxiety response to older, male supervisors? [more inside]
Our greyhound Hoover lacks confidence, is unhappy, and seems to have other emotional problems. We're at a loss. Help us help our dog, please. [more inside]
Uncomfortable in my own skin. Anxious. Hate my voice. Inarticulate. How do I fix myself? [more inside]
Help me integrate back into the workforce after a very long absence and current difficulties with social anxiety + panic attacks. [more inside]
Quick calming techniques for a jittery, anxious kid? [more inside]
Anon is a big sillyhead. OH HI ANON, I'M SORRY, LET'S MEET NEXT WEEK TO REHASH YOUR HUMILIATION IN PERSON.
Work colleague accidentally cc'd me an email containing personal insults directed at me and now wants to meet to discuss the issue. How do I diplomatically and professionally say that I don't want to meet and would rather just ignore the email and keep working? [more inside]
I need help with my dating life, I'm a single straight male, 25y/o, working 60 hour weeks, with limited options. [more inside]
What strategies have you employed to get over the dread of updating your résumé? Has anyone had success with professional résumé services? Are they worth the price?
is it common to get invited for a job interview when the organization has already hired someone for the position?
is it common to get invited for a job interview when the organization has already hired someone for the position? [more inside]
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]
Tell me what it's like to be you, a person without anxiety or low self-esteem. [more inside]
What's going on with this would-be roommate situation? Are there social cues I'm totally misreading here? [more inside]
Do you over think things? How do you channel this power for good while avoiding research-driven procrastination and anxiety? [more inside]
For over a decade I have been worrying on a daily basis about the health and well-being of people I love, to a debilitating degree. Can you suggest any tactics to address it? [more inside]
I panic at work when the stress is on. Can you help me handle the fire more gracefully? [more inside]
How should I go about cleaning a funnel used for car fluids? [more inside]
I can't convince my anxiety-afflicted mom to get therapy, but she'll read a book. What book should it be?
I've been trying to convince my anxiety-afflicted Mom to get therapy for ages. She finally said that if I were to buy her a book, she would promise to read it, and perhaps that would lead to finally giving therapy a shot. She's pushing 70 and has to deal with a new addition to the family who is aggressive and toxic, so I think its urgent for her to get a better handle on her mental state. [more inside]
How do I explain a university medical withdrawal to a prospective employer without damaging my chances of being hired? [more inside]
How do I position myself for an internal job change when no job has been posted? [more inside]
When I get nervous in social situations, I feel the need to have something to sip on. If it's an alcoholic beverage, I can get over-inebriated. If it's non-alcoholic, I have to make constant trips to the bathroom. I need to break this habit or make it manageable. [more inside]
I've achieved having an emotionally calm and pleasant daily life for myself, but I'm worried that once my mother passes, I'll forget the reality of our dynamic and feel like a horrible and evil daughter. [more inside]
Help me overcome my fear of being on an airplane (not flying) using creative methods. Very specific details inside. [more inside]
How can I approach the task of analysing my own mental health professionals without defeating myself before I even get started? [more inside]
How does a person become a mechanic, ideally, and is this line of work compatible with social anxiety? [more inside]
How do I handle a job offer that I really want but am really intimidated by while going through a period of depression and social anxiety? (Sorry in advance about the avalanche of special snowflakey details) [more inside]
In a flurry of self-doubt, excitement, apprehension regarding my career, boss. and social life. What should I do? [more inside]
Help me say "I love you" for the first time. [more inside]