1. S

    Should I change my therapist?

    I have been seeing the same therapist since 2012 and I feel it's time to change. Part of me feels like I have discussed all I can and explored all the things I'm willing to explore - but at the same time...I suppose there are things that it doesn't feel okay to discuss there. I don't know if...
  2. Lostinthestatic

    Any ways to prevent misdiagnosis, as a patient?

    I had an intake appointment today and as I described my symptoms to my therapist, she brought out a bipolar assessment sheet. After I finished filling it out, I told her that my mom and sister both were diagnosed with bipolar, but that I didn’t think I had it. Obviously I don’t really know...
  3. BPDevil

    what is DBT and how does it help ?

    I'm on a list for it, all I know is that there is 1-1 therapy and group therapy involved which I'm dreading and what other therapies besides CBT and DBT are there that can help with BPD ?
  4. K

    I’ve been through a lot lately....

    For starters my aunt basically ruined my life by insisting my dad knows every little detail about my life and now he is demanding that I stop taking meds and going to therapy. He also refuses to believe I’m gay because I don5 fit the stereotype. And he doesn’t believe in the mental health field...
  5. S

    Husband with anxiety has suddenly he wants to leave me

    Hi, I am wondering if someone can help me. My husband has out of the blue come out and said he wants to end our marriage. Until recently we have realised that he needed to talk to someone professionally because he has had issues with anxiety for some time which I felt was affecting our...
  6. N

    Hi, NorasDad here. Just got diagnosed after 40 years!

    Hi All, The realization that my life has been dominated by OCD just came to me in the past few months - and is still coming. I just got effective drug therapy (60mg of Lexapro) and it's a different world. I would be interested in ANY suggestions - here, offline, or in another thread - as to...
  7. S

    Hey there

    Hey everybody. I came across this forum through a Google search. I don't have a support system at home or the money to go to therapy, so I'm hoping to find a little help here at an overwhelming time in my life. Thank you.
  8. M

    I don’t feel like myself anymore...

    I’ve always been depressed and anxious. I used to go to therapy, but around 21 I stopped going because I felt guilty about my aunt paying out of pocket for me to go, plus I don’t think the therapist did much to help. Over the years, it seems to have gotten worse (25 now). Even though I’ve been...
  9. T

    Hello first time here

    I am a 50 yr old divorced woman suffering with depression for most of my adult life. I have taken antidepressants for many years and had counselling a few times. I have been off work for a few weeks now. I'm still waiting for therapy and thought I'd give this a try. If nothing else, it will be...
  10. C

    At a loss

    Hi I am new here and I joined because nothing seems to have worked and I don't know what to do next. I'll sort of tell you my story I guess: So basically I have a huge set of interconnected anxieties about anything and everything you can think of since I was a child e.g. work, health, sexual...
  11. A

    Cyclical Depression

    Do you think cyclical depression can be cured with time and therapy with a psychologist?
  12. S

    I’m afraid to go to counselling.

    I always had a problem verbalizing my feelings, so I never did. Actually, this is my fist time trying to describe what I’m feeling because I really don’t know what to do anymore. I have to reach out to somebody even if that someone is a total stranger on the internet. I’m 25-year-old female and...
  13. L

    My Introduction

    Hello. I’m LockedIn. So named because I haven’t left my house since May 2014. I’m currently 23 but my mental health issues started when I was sixteen. I felt very distant from everyone, fell into depression and when I was eighteen I was diagnosed with SchizoAffective Disorder which I didn’t...
  14. A

    Anyone have experience with ECT?

    Yes I know this is a extreme form of treatment but I hear many positives from people that have had it done as a last resort. I'm asking this because I've become so terrified of my conditions and feel like everything I'm doing is failing me. I am diagnosed with Major Depression, Anxiety, and...
  15. X

    What if you don't want to quit?

    I've spent a lot of time thinking about this and trying to talk it over with my therapist, but I feel like I'm getting nowhere. Everytime I bring up my self harm with my therapist she talks about "reasons not to" and everytime I can only come up with reasons that have to do with other people...
  16. K

    Should i continue cbt it working

    Hello everyone my names james i have just joined this forum, i have had anxiety/panic attacks for around 22 years on and off. My anxiety is specific to travel nowadays and i visited a therapist approx 2 years ago as the anxiety had manifested itself to the point i could not drive on a motorway...
  17. R

    transference gone wrong

    I have been I therapy for the last 6 years and almost from the beginning felt strong feelings for my therapist (shes female and so am I and no I'm not gay). I recognized it as transference from the beginning but didn't feel safe telling her. Shes noticed it somewhat over the years as shes...
  18. Bizzarebitrary

    DBT is helpful for depression and anxiety (even non-BiPolar or BPD)

    Hi all. I don't see DBT getting much love outside the BiPolar and BPD forum so I'm starting a conversation here. DBT is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. "Dialectical" is sort of a Scrabble word and I want to demystify it. In this context it means that two things which are seemingly opposite can...
  19. X

    Advice on DBT therapy

    I’m currently receiving help in an inpatient BPD specialist unit. But all I want to do is leave. I’m struggling making the commitment to therapy and part of me just wants to give up. Has anyone else had DBT therapy and do they feel that it’s helped them to find a life worth living?
  20. N

    Why should I do when I feel so hollow?

    Hi, everybody. This is my first time around here, and I have been reading a couple of threads here and there, and I wanted to know if anybody has an advice for me. I have been diagnosed with depression, and I have a therapist which I visit monthly, but even with that, I have been...