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 could this possibly be depression...?
-i feel worthless
-i avoid hanging out with my friends
-i always feel really upset and down all the time
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 Are you scared of death?

 why does GOD allow suffering?
why a loving GOD allows suffering? is this GODS handiwprk?...

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I'm thirteen and sometimes songs or movies ect. really take over me in a way and i like to obsess over them for about a week or so.
is that okay or normal? i dont want to be freaky or ...

 I have no real way of getting motivated can someone let me know a secret to becoming motivated? Please!!??!!??

 If my roommate is a weirdo do I have the right to tease him and laugh at him?
I tease and laugh at my roommate because he is strange. At times he gets sad and sometime cry when I do these things to him. At 5'10 he is close to 320 pounds because he eats every minute. He ...

 My Friend's Friend is gay, what is the cure for his disease.?
This time i want a real answer....

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What is the cure?? I am a self confessed procrastinator and It's ruining my life!...

 I have a really big fear of death what's wrong with me?
I've had alot of people I know die within the last couple of years.
Most of the people who I know who died have been murdered.
Everytime I think about death I get so sick I feel like ...

 Am I okay?
I hear voices, have fits of uncontrollable laughter for no apparent reason, am quite obsessive, have a rather hard time sleeping (it's random-I once went 5 days straight without sleep, then ...

 Do you think it is possible for a mother to live with her adult alcoholic son and not be depressed?

 I love being alone. Is that a problem?
I really enjoy being alone, as you could guess by the question. Lately, people have been telling me to make friends, join a club, and so on. Do these people actually believe they have a need to worry ...

 My 9 year old nephew wants to commit suicide. What can I do?
After my brother-in-law's HORRIBLE death, my nephew became depressed. My gay brother took his son to a psychiatrist to try helping him and seemed to work. But one day when I was coming back form ...

 Please help me help a friend?
I haven't talked to my friend in about a week. She doesn't have a cell phone so I've left messages on her house answering machine.

I'm worried because she is going ...

 Please help!!!!!! MAX POINTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
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 When will I stop being an emotional teenage girl?
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 what to do to not stress over everything?
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how do i just keep myself happy and confident,

 Help me please im in pain ;[?
I am 12 years old and have panioc dissordere. i think up the craziest thuings and it makes me sick. like right now im i woke up, and i got super vervous. I keep thinking, 'what if i become a ...

 im i crazy or what!!!weird stuff?
Like every night i see stuff like a lil kid crying or a shadow of a lil kid. I think is a ghost or something it creeps me out cus i dont believe in ghost.and yesterday i felt someone touching my foot....

Is there a disease in which you pretend you have something but you dont.?

FANTASY is the disease, something of which men are very ill with.

Yes, it's called hypophobia

i think you mean Munchhausen's named after Baron Munchhausen who used to make up exaggerated tales about himself

hysteria or mimicing , i think

Same as what venus said, I can't spell it either.

Its called , A Hypochondriac, if not treated, it will turn into a psyche issue.

Yes, it's called hypochondria.

REnate told you what it is , and if i was you i would get some help for that too.

bikash p
i dont know, honestly

There is a disease where you think you are sick but you really aren't. Idk what it's called though.

Rudy R
There are two classic conditions in which people pretend to have diseases that they don't have.... One is Munchhausen syndrome, named after baron Von Munchhausen who traveled all over Europe looking for someone who would tell him he was very ill, (though he was not). Munchhausen's really believe they are sick & no proof to the contrary will change this belief. The other condition where people pretend to have a disease that they don't have is Malingering. These people know they are not sick but claim to have exotic problems to manipulate some secondary gain - time off from work/school/social responsibilities or legal problems. Physicians frequently call malingerers, "the bane of my existance". Munchhausens & malingerers are a special problem for physicians because occasionally they really do get sick so you have to thouroughly evaluate them every time because on the rare ocassion that they are sick, they will sue you if you miss something. In the military, Munchausens get undesirable discharges. Malingerers get court martialed & go to the brig. (This is a difficult charge to prove however.)

i believe it is called Munchhausen's syndrome. it is were a person makes up, or invents illnesses to draw attention to them selves, and enjoy being a patient. it is similar to a hypochondriac , but there is one difference. the difference is a person who suffers from hypochondria, actually feels the pain, the same as a person who actually has a psychical problem causing the pain. a person with Munchhausen's syndrome may not necessarily feel the pain.

Yes, but it is not limited to pretending you yourself are sick, women have been known to poison their babies and children in order make them appear sick, so that they (the mothers) get attention.
It is called Munchausen syndrome, and is a psychiatric disorder that can include feigning illness, disease and psychological trauma.
It differs from hypochondria, for hyochondriacs are aware that they are exagerating or pretending.
Munchausen syndrome was named after Barron Karl Friedrich Hieronymus Freiherr von Munchhausen, whoes case was documented Sir Richard Asher in 1951. Munchhausen created anecdotes of riding cannon balls and removing himself from a bog, by pulling himself out by his hair.
Munchausen Syndrome by proxy is a situation where one person convinces another that they are ill (ie a mother making a child believe they are unwell)
The disease has been linked to manic depression is some cases but no absolute evidence linking the two diseases.
All TRUE mental illnesses are due to brain chemical imbalances, similar to a person with diabetes who has an insulin imbalance. No one is able to control the release of brain chemicals, some may be able to control their actions, while others with more severe kinds of imbalances can not.

gypsy c
its called being a man.

Hypochondria and you would then be a Hypochondriac

Munchausen Syndrome is when you pretend or induce illness in yourself. Munchausen by Proxy is when you induce illnesses in a well person.

There won't be anything left (=^_^=)
Munchen's Syndrome...from what I understand you also go to extreme lengths to get the "attention". Burning yourself, taking a poisonous substance, breaking something etc....Some sick parents harm their children to recieve the attention!
Sad but true

It *could* be Munchausen syndrome but it's pretty rare. And it isn't a disease it's behavioral and categorized as a mental illness.


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