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I ###$ up my life too hard

I always believed that I was ''smart" because I grew up in a family where everyone would compliment me for even the slightest thing. I curse my self for not being self aware enough back then, and building my identity around the concept of intelligence. I became narcissistic, I destroyed friendships and other relationships just because I had this stupid idea ingrained in my brain.
So many defenses in order not to accept that I ...
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What could be wrong with me?

I'm a 52-year-old male who was diagnosed with a Pure-O Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) psychiatric disorder since the age of 25. I have no family history of psychosis or schizophrenia.
My medical treatment for my OCD has included antidepressants and benzodiazepines, with no illegal drugs neither alcohol consumption.
However, my symptoms over the past few months are not related to my typical OCD symptoms. These new symptoms include emotional numbness, -almost- no thought process, lack of ...
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Can't Find Doctor Qualified Enough to Handle This

I am once again having problems with my father. He's had multiple TBIs over the years that have caused cognitive impairment. He is 71 years old.

The problem is that he violated numerous property zoning laws many years ago (the outside looked like a junkyard of a hoarder), was given extra time to clean it up because he's disabled, but could not get it cleaned. The county came in and cleaned it. The following year ...
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Catastrophic Thinking

This is my first post and im not sure what to say. Im driving myself mad with my thoughts. The biggest thing is my Gay bestfriend whom I live with and have for multiple years is so important to me. My old bestfriend left me in an awful way and idk how to not hold on so tight or fear he doesn't want me in his life. That he prefers someone else. That someone would ...
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I feel like I am retarded.

I am uncapable of understanding why people under the age of 14 years should not have intercourse. I also don't understand why some people with autism or mental illness can't have relationships or intercourse (according to the law).
Can someone explain, please?
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Don't remember childhood/things I just watched/people's face

I don't remember my childhood. Maybe I wasted my childhood. I have a complex about not having a normal childhood. I've always been uncommunicative, I felt dead during my childhood, living day by day, being afraid, being here only by existing.
I'm grown up now. I'm better now, more sociable, lively. But, I don't feel normal, people have their childhood and I don't. I don't know how to reply them when they ask me ...
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Severe cognitive problems

I am a 24 yr old student from Poland looking for help.

Warning I'm prone to anxiety, especially health anxiety, don't laugh if things I write look irrational.

Basically the issues is my cognitive decline that I've been experiencing more or less since age 13.

At age 13 I had a sudden depressive episode that started in seconds and lasted for two months. Ultimately I recovered but afterwards I noticed a slight change in my ...
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I feel like I am retarded

For the last 7 years or so,I am battling with what most MH professionals up until now have labelled OCD,yet I dont believe this is my problem.I mean,for years now my mind is just totally blank,and for this reason I feel like I am avoiding learning new things,while also,I am not intellectually curious.I have a hobby or two,I have graduated University in my country,and was always told I am ''smart'',yet how can I be smart ...
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What is the bias of “do what I say, not what I do”?

Hello all (I apology if this belongs to another category).

How do you call the bias of a professional who fails to recognize his mistake as a professional and instead reacts on a personal level.

Example: a web marketer who does a mistake in the way he markets his own web marketing course and fails to recognize it, yet his job is to teach how to market properly.

This bias often concerns teachers, example with ...
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Significant cognitive decline; Any thoughts?

Hello all,

I'm a 22 year old male and for the past 4.5 years, I have been dealing with a significant cognitive functioning issue. It has made it difficult for understanding anything with the slightest bit of complexity. As someone who's strong point was by far math, science, critical/logical thinking, and problem solving, it was quite the dramatic transition. When it happened, I had to drop out of high school and saw many doctors to ...
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