Ask a p-psychologist anything.
I'm h-here for you, Anonymous!
Go to a doctor; you'll need a referral to a psychologist and psychiatrist.
Then that's the best thing to do, and good luck <4
Generally, medication and weekly therapy sessions are your best bet.
I don't. Mostly because that'd be unethical.
Nope. Don't like blonds at all.
After all, I am one, see?
Sorry, psychology is STEM. You want a humanities degree <4
Oh Anonymous, l-like I haven't heard t-that before.. <4
Tits or gtfo.
Obviously for the treatment of /b/'s various faggots, you understand.
Not to my knowledge.
Sorry, not attention whoring <4
I'll be doing a cooking WebM thread soon though, so you'll at least get to see that!
Hi Alice. When I know that I can't go out because I'm fed up with being around people who all do better than me, and being the one colossal loser in the crowd of normal people, what do I do? I can't go out because it has me dizzy, nauseated and tachycardic just thinking about it, but I can't stay in either because I'll just waste the entire night obsessing over how fucked I am to always find myself facing these lose/lose choices.
What the fuck do I do, Alice? Where's my third option? Where's
c) "an option in which the state of being is not characterized by envy, bitterness, anger, regret and avoidance"
Yeah, no. It's not listed in the NSF. Sorry.
You need to go to a therapist or psychologist; you clearly have social anxiety.
That's your "only" option.
*blinks* Have you been diagnosed? Do you mean "schizo-affective" or "schizophrenia"?
Tell me more, Anonymous. What medication are you on, what therapy are you in, what you are experiencing on a day to day basis, etc.
The standards and rigor involved in psychology have more in common with qualitative sociology than core sciences. It tags along because people hope to be able to link it properly with neuroscience.
I got an appointment with a psychotherapist on Tuesday. I'm trying to keep up hopes until then. A whole year with a previous psychologist helped a little, but by no means enough.
What do I do today, though, where I face my lose/lose choice? Professional help doesn't solve this shitty dilemma.
May I suggest you give yourself a hydrochloric acid enema.
Except it is still STEM. As well, we have...plenty...of fMRI studies now. Neurology and psychology are working together, hand in hand.
Oh? Do tell.
I think that person needs help.
If therapy didn't work, you need a new therapist; social anxiety has specific techniques (such as CBT) which are very effective.
Don't give up simply because you didn't have a very good professional; be your own advocate, look into CBT. It can help a lot.
I've taken biology, and it has....quite a lot of mathematics. The problem with biology is that the math gets very very complex, very very quickly, so we instead settle for trends and population dynamics.
It's the same for neurology and psychology; we'd love to be able to use math, and we do (I work with RNN's all the time), but it's simply too complex to compute currently.
I should mention, this is true of physics and chemistry as well; that's why we use lattice solutions rather than exact ones.
I want to kill a person and the feelings not going anytime soon I've been losing sleep I've been to my doctor many times. I have thought long and hard about the consequences and am quite ready to go to jail for this crime if It comes to that. Will this killing rage subside.
What do you think about smooth Jazz
Ah, seroquel? How large of a dose? And just that alone? That's odd; how bad are your symptoms, and why are you not taking anything for the depression and anxiety?
Sounds like you need to tell her how you feel, Anonymous <4
I like it!
What medication are you taking for these intrusive thoughts?
Ice science experimentalist. No reason to have HCl in the lab.
Ah? Who is she?
Okay.. but sociology uses all sorts of complicated mathematics, statistics and algorithms too: non metric multidimensional scaling and clustering off the top of my head. So why aren't they STEM? and economics uses even more than all that f the other social sciences and probably more than biologists (at the undergrad level for sure)
Also, isn't Mina-chan Ikarous?
I don't know. Let's see if we can figure it out together <4 Why do you want to hurt people?
I was on fluoxetine for a long time and that didn't work then some other shit that for about 6 months made my dick not work so I stopped taking them. I have a legitimate reason to kill the guy it's not intrusive thoughts it's revenge thoughts
I mean, you are asking me why people much smarter than me made decisions.
is the list of NSF STEM degrees. I had no part in their decisions, sorry.
I started with velafaxine then switched to sanfexa with zalasta but 0 progress was made. The doc says Qupin helps in all 3 cases. She says other meds wouldn't work on me so on Qupin 75mg but stopped cos I got very dizzy and unease.
You should ask your doctor about trazadone.
And there is no such thing as a legitimate reason to kill a person; this is why we have the judiciary branch of the government.
I would stay away from her, Anonymous. She kills dogs to get off; not a good person.
Did you tell her that? There are other options, seroquel isn't the end all be all. It's just usually not the cause of too many side effects.
if you are having side effects, please, tell your doctor. Don't just stop taking them.
I suffer from schizophrenia. I have to take abilify against it, I got off it once and then promptly psychotic again, so I really have to take them all the time. How bad is my prognosis, give it to me straight doc. Should I even try to get back to work, or just accept my disability check for the rest of my life, just living, existing, doing nothing, being nothing, just me, just all this time for what? Shit I'm drunk and hate this shitty illness, but yeah, do you have something encouraging to say or something?
Has she actually? I remember when she first said she did.. When we last talked she said you didn't like her much anymore for being rude to people in your chat(speaking of which, I should go there more often, I keep saying this though and never do)
*blinks* Well, I'm a gook; am I on your hit list too?
How the various disciplines manage uncertainty which is core to the quality of the science.
Uncertainties involved in sociology/economics/psychology are huge because of they are incredibly complex interconnected systems. They suffer because they find it incredibly difficult to isolate things like core sciences and build up.
I told her and she said to stop immediately. Now I'm on nothing for a month cos she can't find a free day for me yet. This all seems like it won't help at all I wonder if i should switch my psychiatrist. Meds seem to have 0 positive effect on me all looks futile.
Ah? Plenty of people with schizophrenia lead long, fulfilling lives and work hard. I've actually helped them get jobs before.
Yes, you need to take medication for the rest of your life; so do pain patients, people with bipolar, those with diabetes, people with organ transplants, etc etc
Don't write your entire life off becuase of this set back. It's your life; you only get one. Use it to its fullest.
She's quite transphobic, and told someone whose friend died to commit suicide to be with them. She's toxic, Anonymous.
I would highly recommend not getting caught up in her bullshit.
Well then, I suppose you don't want my help <4
Biology is the same way, and it isn't as if chemistry and physics don't have core problems with the same things. Like I said, lattices are used rather than exact calculations for this very reason.
All of the sciences don't scale; that's a problem we are fixing with better models and faster computations. Which is what my other degree is in: computer science!
Any pointers on what to do and how to cope when I see this person cus I have a feeling I'm gonna lose it when I see him. And the cops are fully aware of the situation and he deserves jail or death I'd prefere jail but if he gets away with it...but it's not looking good cus witnesses won't speak up
You just need to find the right medication, Anonymous. It's trial and error, and I know that is awful and terrible and makes you hurt.
I'm sorry Anonymous, I'm so so sorry. But medication can help; you need to stick with it.
Are myers-briggs personality types actually useful in understanding people, or is it merely for fun?
I'm an INTJ and had heard we are more prone to depression. I am currently depressed, and am about to see a therapist for the first time in my life, so we'll see how it goes.
So you need to get a lawyer. That's your best bet.
It's my honor, Anonymous.
iirc they actually are still in it or graduated and are also a coder on the side
>go see a real therapist
some people can't afford to do such a thing or can't/won't trust a stranger irl. others just like to see what it's like to talk to them.
I have lots of random lesions in my brain, wreaking havoc on my vision, motor skills, and sexual functions. They were recently treated with iv solumedrol, but then I started having paranoid delusions.
I was convinced for a while that I had chosen to develop a chronic disease. I was also convinced that people knew more about my life and existence in general than they were letting on. I've got most of the delusions straightened out, but I wonder if there might be permanent side effects as well - because not all of the paranoid thoughts are gone.
I guess it boils down to - was it the lesions or the steroids?
They have absolutely zero validity.
Absolutely; people should go to their doctor and get a referral to a psychologist or psychiatrist if they are having mental health problems.
I'm just helping them figure out what to say.
Sorry, but that's not really my place.
I suggest you express your concerns, especially about her not being able to find time for you. She may be able to refer you.
I've got a dual major, but my main job is currently programming. I work for a large financial firm making models of human activities.
So, you could say I'm using both my degrees <4
if you wont trust a stranger why would you trust this narcissist? Get on skype and look up some free services or something. I'm just saying take this person at face value they certainly seem to have a pretty egotistical motive behind this shit/don't really seem to fully understand what he is talking about.
Probably an interaction of both. But I'm sorry Anonymous, I am not a neurologist (though I have studied it extensively). It may be best to ask your doctor about this.
However, I've seen studies showing that treatments for lesions can cause such symptoms, not because of the steroids or treatment themselves, but because the brain gets confused during the healing process.
Are you okay now? I'm so so sorry that happened to you Anonymous...
If the answer is obvious, why did you ask?
What? Please back up your claim with evidence besides assertions.
People asked, I answered.
Link me back to what you said, Anonymous. My apologies.
Are there not people in the area she can refer you to?
Not sure what that means.
Actually, suicide is usually not a concerted planned thing requiring courage or bravery, but a spur of the moment decision; delaying that decision even 2 minutes drastically reduces the rate of suicide.
I don't know what that means, sorry.
Excuse me, that's not what all of my pictures are labeled. See?
I was taking a high dose of anti-depressants through my teen years (Prozac, Cymbalta, etc...). But I only recently stopped because they made me cold, and it really felt like they were making me more depressed than I really was. I stopped taking Cymbalta about 5 months ago (still taking Welbutrin) and after I stopped I've never felt better. I'm feeling things I haven't felt since i was 9, and it honestly is scary as fuck. Are SNRI's known to do this?
oh neat so my memory did serve me somewhat well this time then. neat
sounds fun, i'm probably starting college next year to code
trusting someone in real life and talking to someone on an anonymous imageboard is completely different. i'm sure nobody here is going to give someone their complete trust here for no good reason.
Alice never done me wrong and I've actually only ever heard good of them.
I'm feeling a lot better than I was, and am in pretty good spirits, thanks for asking.
I've also studied some neurology, but the answer to this sort of stuff, even from doctors, is mostly "heh, who knows?" So I get a lot out of just discussing it with random people.
Speaking of which, people with MS have a pretty good chance of developing mental disorders. I already have bipolar tendencies (periods of hypomania and mild depression). Is there anything you might recommend for keeping track of developments in my mental health?
Hm. That's quite odd.
Good luck, Anonymous <4
All antidepressants can cause mood blunting, but they do not "make you more depressed"; they keep you stable between the two extremes. That is, you don't go all the way down to suicidal, but you rarely have "peaks".
That's why people aren't supposed to take them forever; they are a way to keep you stable while you go through a rough time or treatment, then you taper off of them slowly to resume normal behavior.
They are not a cure; they are a treatment. It sounds like you've been taking them for way longer than was probably necessary though!
Did you taper off of them with your doctor helping you? SSRI and SNRI's can have discontinuation side effects you know!
It all depends on you. If you go through treatment, yes. If you simply sit and stew, no.
Ah? You could simply explain.
I would keep a log of your daily events and feelings. Doing that will allow you to see how your mood and such has shifted over time, which can aid in diagnostics.
> Biology is the same way, and it isn't as if chemistry and physics don't have core problems with the same things.
I fundamentally disagree. Physics (true physics, since the European Enlightenment, not Aristotle's attempt) was entirely built on mathematics. This is an important distinction you're neglecting: the uncertainties of which you speak in physics are due to the limitations of our measuring instruments, not the underlying theory. that is not true with psychology or the other social sciences. With the dawn of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics, chemistry has also been fully "mathematized" (or at least the ground work has been laid for it). Believe it now not biology is on its way now using category theory and theoretical computer science.
We're r u getting these facts cus a few close friends killed themselves and I was told in no uncertain terms that there was nothing I could have done to prevent it as they had made there mind up long before and had long well thought out death notes. Not saying yer wrong but how do u know for sure when the only people u can ask are dead
I like how you feign ignorance and act petite/post anime avatars to look cute in some vein attempt to get people to not hate you for spewing bullshit. You are not a therapist and you shouldn't be parading around as one.
No, true physics is not entirely built on mathematics; many predictions in physics are WRONG and require substitution of EXPERIMENTAL VALUES to make them RIGHT.
That is not "entirely built on mathematics"; it's also at least partially built on observation.
You give physics too much credit.
Because not all of them die, and we have statistical evidence. That's...just a fundamental misunderstanding of how the field works.
Could you just not shit post in my thread?
I'm...not. If you read the header and look at the image, I'm not a therapist and never claimed to be.
I've been diagnosed with bipolar II and as of late I am becoming more and more suicidal. I fuck a lot of stuff up when it comes to personal relationships. I am irresponsible and sometimes careless though I never fully intend to be. I do not know what to do. I have neglected a lot of things on my body because I do not feel like I deserve to be happy and healthy. I became anorexic without meaning to and I'm scared. I am so scared that I will make the wrong choices and end up taking my own life despite the fact that the live I lead now is wonderful. I just want to move on from my past so I stop beating myself up about the choices I've made. Please help me figure out what to do. I am so scared and I do not want to fuck this relationship up. I have terrible abandonment issues and I am very clingy and jealous. I do not want to live like this. I can't. I am so lost right now.
>I would keep a log of your daily events and feelings
That's pretty much what I was thinking, cool. Btw, have we met before? MS is new for me, but I've been a shitposter on /b/ since 07. Name's Seff.
no but you are living some delusion like you are one to earn internet ego points on 4chan, You seem bitter you had to drop out or something. Go volunteer somewhere and get off fucking /b/ of all places if you aren't just mentally wanking yourself.
Anonymous, are you in therapy? Do you have a psychologist, a doctor, to talk to? Are you in CBT?
If not, you really should be. It sounds like you are extremely fragile and anxiety is ruining your life. But it doesn't have to, Anonymous. There is help available.
No, again, I never claimed to be one. You really should lurk more.
Also, I...do volunteer work. Sounds like you are making baseless claims with no evidence.
Well, back then I was known as Osaka, but I've been Alice since 2011.
I don't mind. After all, I'm here for Anonymous.
Yeah I tapered off over about 6 weeks, the things I'm feeling aren't bad at all. I've never really been suicidal just really angry and depressed. But now that I've stopped I have my motivation to start my life back. I haven't seen a counselor or psychiatrist in about 2 years, so I did it with my doctor instead. Really actually fixing the depression came down to getting my head in the right place. Weed also helps.
Weed can actually increase depression and anxiety, long term. I'd avoid using it as a crutch.
But good for you Anonymous <4 I'm happy for you!
It is to me, Anonymous <4
I've known a lot of Alices, and if Osaka is ringing a bell, it's muted and down the hallway. Oh well - thanks for the advice Alice, and have a great day.
you are denying the reality of the situation you are creating for yourself to justify your own egotistical drive. You are just being subversively egotistical, stop feigning ignorance. Your responses are hollow and silly and about as helpful as a self help guide on the web. Also you keep coming back on /b/ to be a pretend therapist like it means something, its kind of pathetic. Plus if you have your job and volunteer how the fuck do you have time for this? The picture you paint of yourself is not as perfect as you want it to be.
Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, but how do I stop smoking? I just started 4 days ago and it's all I can think about. I was originally going to smoke once a week, but I've already gone through 4 in 3 days and I know I'm going to do a lot more if I don't get this under control.
What can I do to stop thinking about my ex that dumped me 2 years ago ?
I had 3 girlfriends in the meantime, done a lot of volunteering, had graduated college but at the end of the day I crush in bed crying for her until midnight
What a coincidence, I've been known as Alice since 2011 too.
Have a very safe day <4
Don't know em.
Again, I'm not pretending to be a therapist; I never claimed to be. Read the header, silly.
Finally, none of that is...evidence. It's you asserting things without evidence, which makes them baseless. It's like you don't understand what the word means.
As well, how do I have time for this? I usually run threads before and after work, at 8AM EST and 8PM EST. I work from 9:30 to 6:30.
What country are you in? I've seen people have a lot of success with vaping CBD derived from hemp rather than nicotine.
Nicotine has anti -anxiety properties, but is highly addicting; CBD is anti-anxiety, but not addicting. Moving from one to the other, then slowly dropping it, can have a high rate of success.
Unfortunately, we do not have a 100% success rate as of yet. Nothing in medicine does; people die of the common cold every year.
I don't plan on the weed being long term, that is unless its legalized in my state. Its mostly to help me relax through college related anxiety.
Hm did you say you made? I'm actually fascinated with psychology since my mom was an EAP working with cops n' shit, although I know she didn't make shit.
It sounds like you definitely need to seek medical attention, Anonymous. How long did you date your ex for?
I don't work as a psychologist currently. It doesn't pay well though.
First accept that she doesn't love you and she doesn't think about you at all. Seems that you already are dating but I'm guessing you are pining for your ex so that kinda makes falling in love again very difficult even though you have another girl.
i keep going back to this girl who cheats on me, breaks up with me then comes crawling back when her life is in chambles and i have to pick it up back all over again. why do i keep doing this, it has been the thrid time this has happend and i tell myself i wont, i go and find a new girl to play around with but then she finds me and talksto me again andi cant help but want to be there for her again. idk really whats wrong with me and i dont know what to do about her.
I get this feeling when I go to long without one, I start getting fidgety and aggressive, could be my adhd acting up but I not sure. I started smoking because im so depressed and they offer some relief. I keep telling myself that I'm going to tell my friends about it so they can help me, but I'm to scared that they'll go and tell my parents (I'm 18, about to move to a tobacco free college). I'm about to go out and have a few more.
You do it because it works for you; you get something you want out of it. You just have to find out what.
I'm not ignoring it; it has no actual evidence behind it. Protip: I'm a psychologist, not a therapist. Those are very different things.
That is anxiety.
>How long did you date your ex for?
I do, and I do accept the fact that I have to stay away from her...she's aggressive, would curse at me in public, would burst out of anger and randomly attacked me because I didn't kiss her back.
Yes, I would recommend contacting a councilor of some sort; it seems you definitely have some attachment issues to work through.
How do I break away from someone I've been with a long time? I've been with the same girl for 4+ years and she is only gf I've ever had. Recently another girl is showing interest in me, and I think I would be much happier with girl 2 than I am with my gf. The problem is I love my gf and I don't want to hurt her at the same time, but I really want to be happy and I think moving on would be better in the long run... but I can't bring myself go break it off with my gf... advice?
Side note: I would never cheat
I need to find a therapist but I am just so so tired of waking up every morning. Sometimes I wonder if I were to leave and kill myself, would anyone care? I have a s/o but the way I rationalize it is that he would be happier without me, have more time, have more money, etc. I annoy him a lot and I know that I can be really bothersome. All I seem to do is make his life harder. He deserves someone so much better than myself. Someone who isn't careless or irresponsible. Someone who can remember to do shit without being told a million times. I'm a failure at a lot of things. This is one of them. I love him so much and I want him to be happy and even though I try my best to make him happy I constantly fall short. I am a very broken person with a mind that seems to find comfort in knowing that when I'm dead, he will have someone that he can love versus someone who he has to try to love.
I do....if you show me any sign of affection I get so damn attached to you.
I couldn't feel the same spark even though I had a couple of girlfriends after her....I would go home, lay down in bed and cry thinking about her..
You focus on changing your goals or finding it elsewhere; for example, if you want to help and coddle someone, volunteer work or a puppy may be a better way to let that emotional response out.
Again, evidence please. I don't listen to assertions.
If you can't break it off, then you clearly don't want to be with girl2 more than you want to not hurt your girlfriend.
That's a decision you are currently making; if you want to switch, then you have to change your decision. That's all there is to it; either way, someone is going to get hurt. Would you rather it be yourself or your girlfriend?
Well, like I said, finding another chemical which reduces anxiety (like CBD or beta blockers) is a helpful first step.
So go to a doctor and ask for a referral to a psychologist.
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Adblock or Ublock?
*hugs tightly and smiles* H-hello <4
Hi Alice, last year I lost wizard status and had my first relationship with a woman seven years older than me. It was nice, but I didn't really feel any atttachment and didn't invest that much into it. Also, it being my first relstionship, I constantly felt immature and out of my depth, there were so many unwritten rules I didn't know about flirting and dating and sex.
Since we broke it off, I have not wanted to start dating again. My real-life psychologist is trying to convince me to date again. I refuse, saying that I am too old to start figuring out this stuff and that there is no point because I lack the knowoedge everyone else has.
What's your opinion?
My opinion is you need to get back out there.
Don;t do it, you'll regret later...you'll want that security she provides you.
Thank you, I'm very proud.
Nothing, this is you getting healthier.
Alright all, I need lay back down.
Contact me at [email protected] if you need me, or alicemargatroid2 on skype
With all the love in the world,
Hello, I recently been diagnosed with retardation at 27. On top of that I can't satisfy my partner (princess, a brown weiner dog.) she always barks and whines when I try to have the intercourse. im quite depressed now, what can I do to make it better?
I disagree, anon should embrace his freedom while he's still young.
I've been recently wanting to fuck big bears but I can't without having a boyfriend but no boyfriend-material guys in my areas :(
What can I do ? I just can't have sex if you're not my boyfriend...
I'd do anything to fuck a big guy in the ass
Is it a narcissism if i am objectively better than people around me? Studying, playing, mind in general? They seem to like me but i have nothing to do with them..no similaritys. It's not like i hate them or anything i just want to be around more advanced people. i don't brag about this stuff it's just...im pretty lonley and i don't know how to make friends.
recently i've been having thoughts of hurting others and myself. i mean destroying lives and shit, raping and killing people, vivid day dreams of killing myself. i've thought about hurting animals to keep myself from hurting people. this didn't just start happening, i've been having vivid daydreams of raping people in class and shit ever since i was in the third grade. I'm 17 and female btw