Always Feel Like Getting Sick. Symptoms Of Stress?
Evening doctor, I want to ask .. are these symptoms of stress ..? if I want myself to be sick. I don’t know why I’m happy when I’m sick, especially seriously ill, so I don’t need to think about anything but myself. But I dare not hurt myself. I sometimes enjoy seeing other people feel what I feel. Am I a bad person? What are the most soap opera effects that I watch? Or stress? Or is it because I’m not grateful?
Hello Dione, thanks for the question for HealthReplies.com
First of all I want to confirm beforehand, whether your pleasure in getting attention when you are sick makes you do things like exaggerating your pain symptoms, creating pain symptoms that are not there, lying or manipulating medical examinations to make you sick Do you seem heavier, or are trying to do something that makes you look sick?
If indeed you do the things above to get the attention of others (there is no intention of getting certain benefits, such as compensation for skipping school or work, compensation for money from insurance, etc.), then chances are you have a mental disorder called factitious disorder. (factitious disorder). If indeed you do the things above to get certain benefits too, then chances are you experience a disorder called thieves.
If you feel you have the characteristics of factitious or thieving disorder, it's a good idea to get yourself checked by a psychiatrist before the symptoms get so severe that you are willing to hurt yourself to get some satisfaction.
If you have never done the things above, only have the desire to be sick so that people notice, then the possibility that you feel cannot be classified as a certain mental disorder. People who have such thoughts or feelings usually have a trauma in the past or deepest desires that cannot be fulfilled, for example you don't get enough attention from your parents or someone you love, you are abandoned or abandoned by someone you love, you feel only get attention when you are sick, and so on.
Feelings and thoughts like those mentioned above, if left unchecked, may develop into factitious disorders or lead to depression. If your feelings and thoughts affect your daily life, you should consult a psychiatrist or psychologist for further therapy. Therapy is not always done with drugs, but psychotherapy (therapy by talking, changing your mindset and perspective on other people and your life), can actually give more good results.
If indeed you do not experience signs of factitious or thieving disorders, you can also try to do psychotherapy on yourself. You can try to be more positive about the people around you. Open your eyes wide and notice that there are people who are still paying attention to you sincerely. The attention of others does not always have to be manifested in the way you want it to. Change your perspective that pain will not provide any benefit for you, it can even give harm to yourself and those around you.
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dr. irna cecilia