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Emotional Health Q & A

Emotional Health Q & A

Homeopathy and OCDHow successful is homeopathy in treating ocd cases ?

Homeopathy and OCD

How successful is homeopathy in treating ocd cases ?

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Eyelash pullingDoes anyone have any advice/input for someone who is pulling their eyelashes &/or eyebrows?  My adolescent daughter is in this…

Eyelash pulling

Does anyone have any advice/input for someone who is pulling their eyelashes &/or eyebrows?  My adolescent daughter is in this habit...

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Relationships, Balance, and Relief?As a young woman suffering from several psychiatric difficulties, I've often had a lot of strain in my past and…

Relationships, Balance, and Relief?

As a young woman suffering from several psychiatric difficulties, I've often had a lot of strain in my past and current relationships. My parents and I do not see eye-to-eye on several things, though that is normal for most. However, I have gotten a lot of flak from making careless mistakes and tend to argue or bicker constantly. My work environment, though not something too bad, often makes me feel anxious, worried, and undesired. Only a few of my coworkers actually talk to me, perhaps because I'm not too great with the "social" aspect of speaking to people on their level. My friends are not always attentive of my anxiety and depressed moods, though I love them dearly since I understand they are internally good people who don't always have time for every moment I experience adverse emotions. My boyfriend is very supportive, but I am often too scared to show him the darker sides of my personality for fear that he will not recognize me as the woman he fell for. But none of that compares to how much I loathe my own sense of being alive... Often, I'll look in the mirror and curse my being born, wishing that the days would stop moving by so that I could finally just get a hold on my life... I blame myself for everything, yet I will go out of my way to stop another's suffering. Maybe I just feel as though this is what I deserve... I believe that I'm a terrible person sometimes, and I don't deserve the things I have gotten out of this life, especially not the love of a man so tender and sweet as my boyfriend... His jokes, sweet nothings, and embrace are things I wish I could accept as something I have earned, but I am never satisfied with myself. My parents have done their best to raise me, and they've done a lot for me, but I don't feel like I deserve such love... I rarely sleep anymore, with these thoughts running through my mind. Always the same thoughts and queries...  Now that I've given even background... My questions are rather straight-forward. What can I do to obtain balance in my life? How can I let my loved ones understand my pain without becoming a burden? What kind I do to find relief?

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Body Image - How do you love your body as-is?Something that I've been fascinated about for the longest time is body image. We all have some sort of body…

Body Image - How do you love your body as-is?

Something that I've been fascinated about for the longest time is body image. We all have some sort of body image. We have things we like about our body and things we don't. And the pressures from society and media are a lot for us to take! What do you to stay confident? I try and tell myself each day that I like the way I look. Of course some days that works and others it doesn't. But nothing like a good pep talk right?

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Natural Treatment for ADHDMy son is having some trouble in school, but I REALLY don't want to put him on any drugs for…

Natural Treatment for ADHD

My son is having some trouble in school, but I REALLY don't want to put him on any drugs for ADHD. My friend said they made her feel like a zombie. I don't want to do that to him. What are some natural choices?

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Positive Effects of ADHD?There's a lot about the negatives of ADHD, but could there also be BENEFITS? What would you say the positive…

Positive Effects of ADHD?

There's a lot about the negatives of ADHD, but could there also be BENEFITS? What would you say the positive effects of ADHD are?

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Costochondritis Vs. Panic AttackI just recently heard about costochondritis from another HelloLife member. The condition was described as an inflammation of the rib…

Costochondritis Vs. Panic Attack

I just recently heard about costochondritis from another HelloLife member. The condition was described as an inflammation of the rib cage causing pain near the heart and caused by stress. This sounds an awful lot like a panic attack to me - what's the difference?

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Anxiety - How Much is Healthy?In the course of normal life there are ups and downs, times we feel happy and times we don t.…

Anxiety - How Much is Healthy?

In the course of normal life there are ups and downs, times we feel happy and times we don’t. Anxiety can be justified sometimes. My question is how much anxiety is healthy for a person to experience? When should a person seek professional help?

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What's Your Phobia?Tell us about it!

What's Your Phobia?

Tell us about it!

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The Pros and Cons of Diagnosis - Your opinion?We live in a results oriented society that expects when we see the doctor we leave with something - a…

The Pros and Cons of Diagnosis - Your opinion?

We live in a results oriented society that expects when we see the doctor we leave with something - a medication, a regimen or  diagnosis and this is no different in the field of psychiatry. It feels good to have a word to explain what we're going through, to be able to find others like us, and to feel as though in some ways those symptoms are no longer a part of us - they're a part of the disorder. STILL, many psychiatrists prefer to work without a diagnosis at all. They worry that by giving a diagnosis, they are actually causing the person to identify more with a certain disorder and thus exhibit more of the symptoms or more sever symptoms than they would have without one. So, what do YOU think is better? To have or not to have a a diagnosis?

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Emotional Stress and Physical HealthThey say that being stressed is terrible not only for your emotional wellbeing, but also for your body. What are…

Emotional Stress and Physical Health

They say that being stressed is terrible not only for your emotional wellbeing, but also for your body. What are some of the physical effects of stress?

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Diet and Mental FunctioningI m both a full time college student and employee right now, and I have several big tests coming up.…

Diet and Mental Functioning

I’m both a full time college student and employee right now, and I have several big tests coming up. Is there a diet or certain foods that support mental functioning? I can use all the help I can get!

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When do you know it's alcoholism?Alcoholism is tricky because drinking is promoted by society. Need a date? Go to the bar! Had a bad day?…

When do you know it's alcoholism?

Alcoholism is tricky because drinking is promoted by society. Need a date? Go to the bar! Had a bad day? Relax with a drink! Want to be "cool", match your friend's drinking! And yet... it can destroy your life. I've seen it first-hand. BUT, where does it start? When does drinking stop being "cool" and start being a problem you need to solve?

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