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Is it depression and am I making it worse?

Every night that he comes home and winds up browsing the internet for hours, I feel like I'm going to scream. Am I a nagging worrywort, is my boyfriend mildly depressed, or both? And what's the best way to work on it? [more inside]
posted by brisquette on Nov 17, 2009 - 39 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

I'm dreaming of a well-rested Unicorn...

Almost every dream I have is a nightmare, if I remember the dream. Is there a way to train myself not to do this? [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Nov 9, 2009 - 20 answers

How do I deal with paranoia without addictive medication?

What are some suggestions concerning dealing with feelings of near constant paranoia? [more inside]
posted by iabide79 on Oct 27, 2009 - 11 answers

I hated my job, but now that I got let go, I feel even worse.

How to deal with unemployment + feeling like crap? Just got let go last week from crap job I hated, but now feeling more miserable than ever. [more inside]
posted by greatalleycat on Oct 22, 2009 - 11 answers

I'm totally screwed. What do I do?

My escalating depression has caused me to hit rock bottom, mainly an arrest for DUI and will almost certainly be fired since they are using any excuse to fire anyone. What do I do now to recover mentally and get another job when I can't drive and have a record? [more inside]
posted by greatalleycat on Oct 2, 2009 - 28 answers

I don't want to spiral downward

Please tell me about your experience with mood stabilizers such as Lamictal and Depakote. [more inside]
posted by hollygoheavy on Sep 18, 2009 - 20 answers

help it all go away

Bad memories are interrupting my life. What do I do and how do I cope with it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 2, 2009 - 19 answers

How do I find off-the-books therapy?

A while ago, I asked about the implications of accessing mental health care and possibly having a diagnosis tied to me. From the answers, I've concluded that in my specific situation, any help I need will have to be "off the record." Because that's my decision, this has made it hard to obtain care. How do I go about finding it anyway? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2009 - 11 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

Help me to help my ill brother

My introverted 19 year old little brother just confessed to me that he "hears voices" (telling him to hurt and kill people) and that he "sees things that aren't there". Help me find some resources to help him. [more inside]
posted by Avenger on Jul 12, 2009 - 42 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

Harassed by my schizphrenic neighbor

My downstairs neighbor, who is most likely schizophrenic, has been harassing my wife and me. Our landlord seems unenthusiastic about evicting her, and we are unenthusiastic about moving ourselves. What legal options can I pursue? Does anyone in Chicago have personal experience with a (cheap!) lawyer they might recommend? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Jun 17, 2009 - 47 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

cigarettes:gum::internet:???

What can I do for a mental break besides surf the Internet? [more inside]
posted by fermion on Apr 30, 2009 - 28 answers

Why do I obsess about this?

Obsessiveness Filter: I fixate on and plan obsessively about moving to new (specific) places, and I'd like to know why. Here's the situation: I have mild depression with anxiety and take medication for it which helps a lot. However, periodically I do something that I find odd and that I can't find specific references to in information about OCD, depression or anxiety. I pick a place that I might vaguely like to move to, and become obsessed with planning every detail about it. [more inside]
posted by supercoollady on Apr 28, 2009 - 21 answers

ELIZA and the efficacy of "professional" therapists versus the rest of us

Meta-Meta-RelationshipFilter: Have there been any scientific trials to study the efficacy of talk therapy that involved a placebo as control? [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Apr 20, 2009 - 21 answers

If you come to work with the 'flu, why can't I come to work with the weepies?

I disclosed depression at work. Most of the things people tend to do in response to a depressed colleague are things which actually make me sicker. What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Advice for this girl on leaving the nest (again)?

Help me move out of my family's house. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2009 - 9 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

"I never would have gotten through it without the support of friends and family." Wait, what friends and family?

How can I trust people again? (Lengthy, can also be characterized as "whiny".) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 3, 2009 - 13 answers

My parents drive me crazy.

How do I deal with my parents on limited resources without sending all of us into a fit? (likely to be TL;DR) [more inside]
posted by divabat on Feb 20, 2009 - 13 answers

I say he's crazy; therefore, he must go through an evaluation.

Australian (and U.S.) Mental Health/Legal Filter. Can you just go and talk your GP into having someone put through a psychiatric evaluation? [more inside]
posted by metalheart on Feb 1, 2009 - 14 answers

somebody help me

I've recently taken on, what I've found to be, the most miserable and painful task ever. That is, finding a mental health provider that is covered by my insurance... (Long "please-for-the-love-of-everything-good-in-this-world-Help-me" story.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 28, 2009 - 6 answers

We all go a little mad sometimes.

Were the mother and daughter subjects of the documentary "Grey Gardens" mentally ill? [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy on Jan 12, 2009 - 16 answers

Tell me about tennis star Edward Fischer

I'm looking for information about early twentieth century tennis player Edward Fischer, who suffered a mental breakdown and ended up in Bellevue Hospital. [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Jan 3, 2009 - 7 answers

Abusive and Ill?

I know that survivors of abuse often develop mental disorders. But what disorders/illnesses are associated with being abusive? [more inside]
posted by acidic on Dec 24, 2008 - 20 answers

Does that make me crazy?

In the past few months, I have found myself occasionally going into uncontrollable outbursts of rage and violence. Oddly, other than that I find that I am a happy and satisfied person. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2008 - 12 answers

How to best communicate the data about which I will later AskMefi?

Question-Asking-Filter: What would be the best way to ASK a question on AskMeFi that I want to ask? Pre-question question-answers within. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Oct 3, 2008 - 21 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

How detailed is your mental imagery / mental visualization?

I am curious about how detailed, or photographic/realistic the imagery in one's mind's eye is, and what in general would be considered "standard" for most people. Note I am not talking about "creative visualization" but I suppose it could be related. Specifically I am referring to simply the process of visualizing an object, face or scene in your mind's eye. [more inside]
posted by horhey on Sep 10, 2008 - 39 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

A garden enclosed is my sister

How can I help my sister come to terms with her mental health issues? [more inside]
posted by Julia F***ing Sugarbaker on Jul 4, 2008 - 17 answers

Overcoming a Human Roadblock

I guess the question should really be, "how to overcome a MENTAL roadblock that has taken the form of a person?" I guess my situation can be likened to those age-old stories of someone not being able to forgive a parent for a bad childhood, and blames the parent for his/her failures. But my story is about an unwelcomed competition from a cousin, one that instead of facing I've always cowered to, and have thus grown in resentment and have become stifled as I continue watcihng my life unfold in misery, Wondering how to reclaim a personal sense of power regardless of her presence in my life, even though it seems it keeps "haunting" me. [more inside]
posted by GeniPalm on Jun 29, 2008 - 20 answers

Resources for those close to people with PTSD?

Good literature and resources for learning to help and support someone with PTSD? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2008 - 5 answers

What's the name of this mental illness?

A couple of months ago, I read an article about a very rare illness primarily affecting men which caused them, among other things, to hurt themselves - sometimes quite seriously. Does anyone know the name of this disorder? [more inside]
posted by anonymous78 on Jun 5, 2008 - 17 answers

Not ready for the rocking chair- aging sucks.

Post-injuryFilter: Reclaiming your sense of self after not being able to be active? [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Mar 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Now you lose your head!

Do you really need to duck when getting in/out of a helicopter? [more inside]
posted by doorsfan on Mar 25, 2008 - 25 answers

Mental health oriented right to die movements?

Are there any mental health oriented right to die movements?
posted by By The Grace of God on Mar 6, 2008 - 26 answers

Help me out of this downward spiral?

So I'm clinically depressed. And right now I likely can't take medication or see a therapist. If things get worked out with medical coverage I might be able to do one or both. But, I'd like to avoid medication if at all possible. What are the things I can do/take (vitamins?) to feel better until ? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2008 - 40 answers

Who Whacked Cheeseburger Brown?

Appropriate steps to take in light of a credible death threat? [more inside]
posted by CheeseburgerBrown on Jan 9, 2008 - 25 answers

Mental health & petty theft

What is the pathology of a person who steals small personal items such as shoes, underwear and sunglasses in order to remember or think of someone?
posted by GoodJob! on Jan 6, 2008 - 15 answers

Psychomatic sinusache?

Slightly weird one: I occasionally get what I think is a psychosomatic sinusache. It seems to be induced by looking at a sharp edge or point, and perhaps happens to me once every one or two weeks. I'm wondering if anyone else has ever experienced this, and/or has any input into what's going on (mentally or physically) and any fixes or things that alleviate what's going on. As always, [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Dec 28, 2007 - 4 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

Brain in 2nd Gear

I'm awake by 7 AM, but don't feel truly mentally "awake" and in the "zone" till the afternoon. Caffeine and exercise early in the morning help a little, but mainly they seem to affect my physical energy more than my mental energy. Does anyone else feel this way, and what can I do to get my brain up to speed earlier in the day?
posted by parallax7d on Dec 14, 2007 - 29 answers

How to live with what I do.

I know They're dead, but am I now too? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2007 - 33 answers

Covert Mental health cover-up operation gone wrong. Help!

I was a part time student with a part time job. After a nervous breakdown, a brief stint in a mental hospital, and a cover-up to keep everything secret...I am in deep trouble with my job. Please help me unravel the mess. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2007 - 21 answers

Books on asylums

Help me find books about insane asylums/state hospitals. [more inside]
posted by shwynn2 on Nov 26, 2007 - 12 answers

Everyone is going crazy... do the numbers prove it?

Are there any statistics that suggest mental disorders (from depression to schizophrenia and anywhere in-between) have been growing (in terms of people being diagnosed) over the years?
posted by JaySunSee on Nov 20, 2007 - 12 answers

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