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 major depression please help. ?
im 15 years old and have severe depression. i go to counseling. i basically cant talk to anyone but a few people. and i have really been thinking about taking medication. but im scared about the ...

 How to gain confidence?
Help? Thanks!
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I'm always scared I'll say something wrong.
And also, like when I'm in a good mood I feel great! And then the next day it goes away ...

 I'm terrified of curtains, do you have any unreasonable fears?
Curtains always scare me most when they are drawn...I feel they are mocking me, stealing the day and hiding evil wrongdoers who may pounce at night....

 is it okay to have dreams like this?
i dont know why but lately i have had dreams about seeing my grandma naked or is this just this because of going through puberty?...

 I'm so nervous about giving my presentation?
I'm shy and quite. I have to give a presentation in English 4. I'm so scared it's not funny. I feel if I go up in front of everyone I'm going to throw up. What can I do? I have to ...

 No one in this damn world cares about me. What's the point?
I don't give a **** about anything anymore. I just needed someone, and it seems that everyone left me. I can't go on anymore. What can I do?
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 i hate my life and i just want to kill myself?
in my family i am the "black sheep". i wanted to play basket ball and on my first game i looked in the crowed and dident see my family. i did cheerleading and my hole family laughed. My ...

 Suicidal and Completely Lost. Help?
How do I start this? Hmm. Well, it's safe to say, that by writing this, I have no where else to turn to for guidance. So I turn to you, the mass public, for help. I am in high school, an Eagle S...

 I feel depressed.. what should I do right now to feel better & more confident?

 I keep having a recurring nightmare?
About once every other week I get this recurring nightmare. Everything starts out fine, but then I suddenly end up in a never-ending race where I'm in last place, I can't move anywhere, and ...

 Do you think my low self esteem could keep getting worse, do you think i need pro. help?
Ever since guys started taking notice of girls I've been receiving insults, every single day, whether its joking or seriously, i take all insults seriously. There is never a day that goes by ...

 From 1 to 10 how happy are you right now???
I am 5
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0 is unhappy 5 is ...

 Why do people cut? Is there something wrong with me?
I cut, but I don't know why, its like i just need to, so I do. I don't even think about it, I just focus on the pain, and it makes me feel better. It takes away my anger and I am happy ...

 Depressives- How does it make you feel when people tell you to snap out of it?
I don't know about you but I've been told a few times to "snap out of it" and I was just wondering if it angers you as much as it angers me?...

 I am 30 yr old male, having negative thoughts disturbing my concentration & fear about death. How to avoid, h
I am 30 yr old male, having negative thoughts disturbing my concentration & fear about death. How to avoid this....

I broke one of my nails when I was supposed to show them off tomorrow cause I just got them today I cant take going to school tomorrow because they'll make fun of me...What do I do?I think I'...

 What's your phobia?
Is it spiders, snakes, the color yellow? Everyone is scared of something, right?...

 What's your obsession?
Let's be honest, we all are obsessed with something. Might be cars, stamps, celebrities...or something...so yeah, spill :]

Mine are probably David Tennant, Jason Mraz, music and gummy ...

 In the UK, what other help is available? I'm near giving up, what can I do?
Right, I'll keep this short and sweet (or bitter?).
I suffer from depression and anxiety, also possibly (probably?) alcoholism, OCD, PTSD and a few other things.
Anyways, I'm on ...

 Why isn't EUTHANASIA legal for severely depressed people like me?
I've recently read that the Netherlands are on their way to legalize Euthanasia for the severely Depressed and Lonely (ex. men and women who cant get girlfriends/boyfriends, involuntary ...

what's the word that means when you are pretend to be sick all the time for pity?
my ex boyfriend is somehow always sick, when we have a fight or break-up. I know there is a specific name for his condition.

Cha Cha

im sure its hypocondriact you poor thing just dont listen to him no more as its the attention he is after he is an attention seeker sorry hun




The word is " Hypochondriacs"


yes, a chump.. LOL.. no really its called a hypochondriac,


char g
He is a Hypochondriac that is the term for someone who always thinks that he is sick.

Martyr is a good one too...poor me poor me....

Lucas K
That would be the word:

Liar. :)

Hypocondriacs actually believe they are sick. I sounds like he has Munchausen syndrome.

a hypochondriac? a malcontent?

Attention - Getter :)

If he's your ex. kick that loser to the curb. He's pretending to be sick to get sympathy from you and/or get back together.

Vivian X
Pain ...

~Hypochondria~ The persistent conviction that one is or is likely to become ill, often involving symptoms when illness is neither present nor likely, and persisting despite reassurance and medical evidence to the contrary. Also called hypochondriasis

~Malingerer~ One who feigns illness or other incapacity in order to avoid duty or work.

Hope that was helpful!! ^_^

Well I think you are thinking about a hypochondriac it is someone that always thinks that they have some type of physical illness. Have you ever seen My Girl? The little girl in the movie was a hypochondriac. She always went to see the doctor because she thought she was dying from some disease.

However, there are other disorders or mental illness that people have that cause them to act as if they are sick. People with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can wash their hands constantly and worry about germs everyday.

There could also be a actual medical condition. People with depression and axiety disorder can actually have physical pain when they get depressed or stressed out. You boyfriend could be telling you the truth. I get the same way. When I am really stressed out or feeling anxious, i get nausea and stomach aches.

So don't be too hard on your boyfriend, maybe his is in pain because he misses you so much.

Stress and emotional upset can often make people feel sick, so he might not be making it up.

In Munchausen's Syndrom, a patient will fake illness, or in many cases actually make themself sick by taking pills that mimic the symptoms of a real disease, to get attention, typically from doctors (but I think it could be from others as well). Although this is the most accurate term for what you described in your question, I doubt your boyfriend has this. For Munchausen's patients, it's not really a concious decision. They don't think "I'm going to make myself sick so so-and-so will feel bad for me and take me back." It's more of a compulsive thing without so much concious planning behind it.

Most likely, your ex is telling the truth, and he really doesn't feel well because of the stress of the fight/break-up. If he is lying, though, I'd say he's just being manipulative, rather than that he has an actual mental illness.

BTW, hypochondria refers to people who think they're sick even when they're not, and constantly worry that they're going to get sick. It's basically an anxiety disorder, and isn't at all like what you described.

C K Platypus
Munchausen Syndrome

a hypochondriac is someone who actually believes they are sick...someone who is pretending to be sick is a manipulator

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