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Agoraphobia and/or Separation Anxiety 
Hi, I'm 30 and have returned to college... or tried to. For 4 days until the move, I had such bad anxiety that I cried for hours each day. On the day of …

Too much to handle 
Hi, I am a 53 old female that has taken too much on her plate and my body has now crashed. I feel so condemned being a Christian one should not allow …

Irrational Thoughts about my Dearest One 
Hi, I am a 20 years old teen doing my engineering courses. My life had been going well until about a week ago. Suddenly things changed when a strange thought …

Drowning Under the Numbness 
Recently, I went through a very stressful period in my life where I had to learn to keep my anxiety in check, and I thought I had gotten the hang of …

Fear of developing a Compulsion 
For the last month I've been dealing with intrusive sexual thoughs. At first I was very scared of them, they made me feel guilty. Now I understand they …

Tired 
Please explain internal tremors a bit more. I have them even when I'm not anxious and then get anxious about them. I'm exhausted.

anxiety, scary thoughts and fear of ocd 
Thank you for your website, it helped me understand that scary intrusive thoughts really are just that and that I can learn to accept them and hopefully …

Horrible Thoughts 
Hi, just to let you know, you are not alone! I have suffered from these thoughts too. I lost my mam when she was only 46 and I did not notice that is when …

Relentless Anxiety/Panic 
I am a brand new licensed RN with an extremely anxious personality. I resigned from my new job of 2 months this morning because my co-workers talked to …

Obsessive Thoughts 
My name is Amy and I've been diagnosed with GAD for several years. It all started with an anxiety attack which I didn't know what it was. Anyway, long …

Overthinking About Instrusive Thoughts 
Hey! Just recently, I had a bad instrusive thought that I was lesbian. I got so many panic attacks, and my anxiety was horrible. I started to get sad and …

Am I getting worse? 
Today I felt really awful. I felt really frustrated and was scared I was going to hurt my family. I haven't felt this part of it yet, I would only get …

Anxiety Sensations 
I'm having a hard time dealing with my anxiety sensations. It seems I get short of breath and have tightness in my back and throat. The sensations make …

Worrying/Doubting Relationship 
Hi I wonder if you can help me. For the last two weeks I have suddenly starting feel really anxious and panicky. Im not really sure what triggered it but …

Bad thoughts that just happen out of nowhere  
I'm a 25 year old mother who recently started to experience bad thoughts. I don't know where these thoughts came from, but are they are now beginning to …

Intrusive and Unwanted Thoughts 
I'm happy to have found this site. So, I just want to say that I don't want to have these thoughts. I hate them and am really embarrassed of them. …

Obsessive Thoughts Taking over my Life 
Hey All, I'm 20 and have been experiencing anxiety and obsessive thoughts for the past 6 years. Recently it has become worse. I have this obsessive fear …

Crazy Thoughts 
Sometimes I lay in bed after watchin t.v, hearing things on t.v make me think I'm going crazy and I will never get better, scared that I would flip out …

Only Child Caregiver 
I am currently the only caregiver for my mom who has been sick since September with double pneumonia and is 84 years old. I am trying to hold down a full …

Scary Thoughts 
***Please Be Advised!!! If you are suffering with scary, obsessive thoughts, please do not proceed with the following message unless you feel ready to …

Meds! 
Does anyone take meds to help with their anxiety? reply from Sound-Mind.org Hi Elizabeth! Many people take meds to help with their anxiety. In …

Unwanted Thoughts 
Hi, I'm so glad to have found your site. It is very helpful. I have suffered on and off with anxiety/panic and scary thoughts since I was little. It …

Dealing With Anxiety  
I have been happy for years and living with my fiancee in a fab new house, great job, qualifying this August and have an amazing family. One night I was …

Loud Thoughts  
Hello There. I'm a 30 year old male suffering from anxiety and my question for you is why do I get these random loud thoughts in my head? It's like I can …

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Staying Positive about Getting Rid of Anxiety and Depression 
I am trying to do everything I can...eating better, some relaxation, going to a support group, a therapist and a psychiatrist. When I hear there is …

Bad Thoughts 
Hi there! I'm 29 years old, and I have been dealing with panic attacks and anxiety for years now off and on. Normally I would worry about dying or losing …

Depression, Anxiety & Instrusive Thoughts 
Hi my name is Amber. I am 16 years old and about three months ago came down with depression, anxiety and horrible intrusive thoughts. I have always been …

Question about OCD 
Thank you very much for the last e-mail you sent. It helps to know that I am not the only person who has OCD. I do have a couple of questions. I tend …

Feeling unable to say much to people 
I've always been like this and only recently I'm getting online CBT with the help of a helper for it. I'm 28 and meant to be an adult by now, but still …

OCD and Intrusive thoughts on incest 
Hi, I dont really know how to start. I have been suffering from a mild form of anxiety for most of my life, but it was only in my 20s (I am 24 now) that …

Dased and Confuzed (changing the name cuz copyright issues hehe) 
Hi whoever's reading this! Or no one. I'm a twenty year old girl with a lot of things in my life that give me firsthand and secondhand anxiety. Just to …

Derealization/Anxiety 
First I just want to say thank you so much for creating this site. I am 23 years old, happily married, and we are expecting our first child this March. …

Waking up with a bad Panic attack 
I was very angry and annoyed yesterday. I was upset with my kids and my husband. My house is a wreck. I have mommy and wife burn out. I am so ready for …

My intrusive violent thoughts 
Hi, I have been checking your website for a while now and its the first time I find relieve each time I read it, even if I have to read and re-read …

Intrusive thoughts about a body part 
Two months ago I started getting intrusive thoughts. They scared me a lot, but with a lot of education I stopped fearing them and they stopped bothering …

Hiding to Eat 
I am a binge eater. I try not to let my family see how much I actually eat. When I eat I get a good feeling. A security blanket kinda. I don't know what …

Dizzyness 
Hi, I'm a 30 year old male. I have been suffering with anxiety all my life but I recently started having panic attacks and GAD.. I have been getting better …

Worried Mom 
My 9-y.old daughter has episodes w/repetitive phrases. She only does it to me and her dad. Seems to be OCD, though she says something and then only accepts …

Bad Anxiety 
I'm 23 yeard old single mother. I'll just give a bit of background - I've experienced bad domestic violence for 4 years, physically and mentally. Though …

Fear of flipping out 
I have suffered from panic all my life. Sometimes I would function well with it and other times been so afraid that I cannot function at all. Now I'm fifty-two …

Embrace the positivity, not the negativity 
Embrace whatever feels positive to you - that warm, confident feeling that you get from certain activities and things in life. And people! A good …

Going on Holiday 
I'm going on holiday in 2 weeks time. I have just had an operation on my right hand so I'm off work. My daughter moved out and I'm suffering from anxiety …

Anxiety 
I have had anxiety for quite a long time but I never really new it. When I was little I would check my backpack to make sure that I had everything I needed, …

Military Here Too With Anxiety 
Hello everyone and thanks for reading! Thanks for sharing the site it lets me know that I am not alone! I am a military wife of 4 years and the last 2 …

Intrusive Thoughts and Anxiety 
I been battling thoughts for a long time since I was little kid. I'm 21 now and I have obsessive thoughts that bother me day and night. My mind won't leave …

Sabotage! 
My future is at stake. I have fought through tremendous battles of anxiety and worry and started coming through the other side. Unfortunatly my mind has …

Need help soon. I feel upset and bad. 
I am a 30 years old Indian man living in Australia on a working visa for 3 years. I am here by myself without any family or friends I feel lonely and upset …

St. John's Wort Indications 
Hello, I have taken a multi vitamin along with st john's wort for about a month. I started to feel better and contain my anxiety and OCD thoughts within …

Life Changes 
Hi, I am 27 and have recently gotten engaged and I am getting ready to move out of state to live with my fiance. I am leaving a stable job and This is …

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Obsessive Thoughts 
I have just found your website and want to thank you so much for the information you have put together. I have been suffering severe unwanted violent thoughts …

18 Hours in of Worry and Counting 
I am doing everything I think I need to be doing, Im changing my negative thoughts to positive, Im accepting anxiety and it floats away. But what can I …

My Self Esteem Is Holding Me Back 
From a child I was never good enough,I was told through anger that I was put on earth to create pain. I was never able to finish anything I ever started, …

Tinnitus? 
Since the anxiety developed I have consistent tinnitus which is very hard to cope with. Any suggestions for help, management etc. I think I have tried …

Loss 
Why is it that I have more panic and anxiety around the same time of year, when I have lost my Child and other loved ones? Why do these times of year seem …

I have fought but something is fighting back! 
I have fought,fought and fought my anxiety for years and I really started breaking ground. But recently Im going through a horrible time. Pushing back …

Anxiety and Negative Thinking Pattern 
Hi, Susan, First I just want to thank you for this great website. It really helps me to understand more about my situation. THANK YOU. I am 30 years …

Intrusive Thoughts 
I have recently been diagnosed with Health Anxiety and Agoraphobia. After that, all of a sudden I started having these intrusive thoughts and for a few …

Anxiety and Panic Attacks 
Do you have any support groups,meetings etc.? I am 66 been in Az for six years and find myself having to serve five months (nights only) in Sheriff Joe's …

Question about CBT 
Your experience sounds so similar to mine. Just wondering how many dark years you endured to see the light. CBT seems so laborsome and yes, my mind …

I Have Agoraphobia  
I'm 35 yrs old and I have agoraphobia. I have not left my house in almost 2 years. Last Monday I got into my car and went for a ride and I even went to …

Fear of Schizophrenia 
I have been suffering from anxiety for the past 3 months. I met with a psychiatrist one time to discuss my fears and she asked me if I am hearing voices. …

After The Anxiety- A Feeling of Numbness 
Hello, thank you for the website, and thank you for all the excellent advice. Well after a few months of seeing a counselor and using the techniques …

Panic Insomnia, Now Depressed 
Your website is truly packed with useful information. I'm not sure why I am sending you this email. I'm just hoping maybe you can give me some hope. My …

Strugging with Anxiety and Panic 
I began struggling with this about 2 years ago. I ended up on a low dosage of paxil to help me cope while my husband was deployed overseas in Iraq. When …

Encouragement 
Does anyone have any encouragement that I can overcome this anxiety and depression? I just feel discouraged sometimes, even though I am trying everything …

Scary Symptoms 
Hi There, first of all thank-you for this site. It helps so much to know how many other people are going through similar things and that I am not alone …

Anxiety & Depression & Sleep 
Can you offer any advice on getting an all night sleep?? I was on a sleeping aid but took myself off of it 4 nights ago...I have been exercising every …

Symptoms  
I get very cold when I am having an anxiety attack. Is that normal? Reply from Sound-Mind.org Hello Joyanne, It is completely normal to feel …

Becoming a Military Spouse 
My fiance recently joined the US Air Force. I have been dealing with Generalized Anxiety Disorder for years along with emetophobia. We are getting married …

Stress of Family 
My name is Noelle and I have written before because of my struggles with anxiety and OCD. Thankfully, the OCD is getting better due to therapy and medication. …

Depersonalization, Agoraphobia & Panic Disorder 
Thank you so much for your wonderful site. I am in a bad way with derealization/depersonalization, Agoraphobia and Panic Disorder. I even have it in my …

Panic and Being Alone 
Thanks! I found your site so so informative and encouraging. I am so excited to start - I have a business trip coming up this weekend and all I can think …

Overwhelming Depersonalization Symptoms 
I am doing so poorly. I've had anxiety for years and about 2 yrs ago I stopped being able to operate. Every small task is a major problem, I sleep alot …

Panic Attacks and Pregnancy 
I have lost my whole life because of feeling like this. I feel like nothing's real. And I keep having panic attacks and thinking I'm dying. I'm gonna have …

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Struggle with Anxiety Disorder and OCD 
I have been through so much in the last six months. My son was diagnosed with Kawasakis disease, my other son was diagnosed with Aspergers, my husband …

Scary OCD Symptoms 
I just turned 20 years old and I was recently diagnosed with OCD. I do not have any compulsions, it is just the obsessive thoughts. When I first began …

Anxiety Medication and Alcohol 
Well, ever since I took my anxiety medication and drank an alcholic beverage, I have this strange feeling and just can't believe my face is invisible to …

Depression and Overeating 
I'm suffering with depression. I don't like anyone, I don't like to talk with anyone and I eat a lot. Because of that, I have put on weight, 118 kg (259.6 …

Intrusive Thoughts and Physical Symptoms 
My journey with anxiety started a long time ago when I was 19 and now I am 38. My anxiety has returned with a vengance. I am inspeired by your story and …

Obsessive Thinking & ROCD  
Hi. I'm a 16-year-old boy and I have been struggling with anxiety since earlier this year. I had some anxiety attacks and horrible feelings and felt like …

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