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Coming to terms with the fact that I am empty

I have realized recently that I am a very empty and shallow person. I've always known this a bit, but last night I really began to analyze it.

I have very low empathy. Not all the time, but a lot of the time. Especially when I am confronted with very strong emotions. Whenever I see extreme emotional reactions, especially when I'm not expecting it, everything just shuts down. Sometimes I'll be feeling fine, with a ...
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If you've spoken to a counselor or psychologist

What went well? In what ways could it have gone better? Overall, how was your experience?
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How do I come to terms with a lifetime of betrayal?

Hello everyone. I was looking for a place to tell my story and to seek advice from people who are not part of my life and do not know the people involved. I want to be able to talk candidly to people who might gain something from my story or have helpful hints for me on how to deal with my emotions.

A little about me. I am 26 and I have dealt with mild ...
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mirrored conversation help please

Hello to all,

Hoping someone could help me with my problem, which has held my life ransom for 15 years already.

I have noticed in most of my social interactions that people mirror back what I have said earlier.

A person will talk to me using the specific words, phrases and expressions that I previously used in an encounter with that person.

It happens in such a way that it seems the conversation is new ...
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Psych Reluctant to Tell How Many Patients

Hello. Never had a psych before, but as I was initially talking to one on the phone, I asked some simple questions I found online such as "About how many patients are you currently seeing?", and they were reluctant to answer. Is that a bad sign do you think?

(Also, what subforum does this belong in? I couldn't find anything related to general therapy itself rather than a specific disorder)
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I'm so Confused. (Don't know where to put this....) *TW*

Sidenote: This may be rambly, and go off topic at times. I'm tired and I have so many thoughts I need to get out there.

This may be triggering to some people. Possible triggers- Self harm, suicide mention, eating disorder mentions.

So, before I start, I'll let you know about my "disorders".
I have Depression, OCD, Anxiety, Social Anxiety, and I've had an eating disorder (not diagnosed).

Well, I'm basically here to get some ...
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What should I do? *TRIGGER WARNING*


So I have this really weird problem that sprang up recently and I'm not sure what it is, how to fully express it, or what to really do about it.

So I was watching a horror movie called The Thing(Look it up if you really want or don't know it), and thought nothing of it. Just a relatively idolized film for it's shock value and suspense.

But then I started getting a little too ...
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Wasn't sure where to post this...

So I need some advice on this thing that happened to me when I was sixteen. I wasn't sure whether to post here or in the anti-psych forum. But basically, I lost my face. I always had a very unusual appearance, and suddenly the bones in my face, as well as my hips, shrunk significantly. This happened just a few weeks after I'd started at a new school and had started hanging out with a ...
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Articulating Murky Thoughts

Simple question I have here, really. For those of you with a type of disorganized, scattered thought process (I've ceased speculating on what particular disorder, imbalance, what have you causes me to think in such a visually and linguistically offbeat way): what are your best techniques for elucidating, 'normalizing' - by this I mean explaining to what you could call your 'average' person - those muddled, intricate thoughts or concepts that seem to make sense ...
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A new dawn

This week, I went to the psychiatrist and new things happened:

1)Stopped taking Risperidone
Despite having had an improvement in psychotic symptoms, this medication has brought me many side effects like headache.

2)I'm going to start 3 different therapies
Since I stopped using the medications, doctors think it best that I start non-drug treatments. In another post I will talk more about which therapy.

3)Going to school again
In September, I left school because my ...
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