Do You Have To Go To A Psychiatrist For Further Treatment?
Good afternoon,. I am Destyana, female and am in 19thn. I was born in Bandung and moved to Purwokerto since I was in grade 1 SD. I am far from my parents who live in Bandung and I live with my family (aunt, pakde, grandmother …) in Purwokerto. I don’t know why with my family, if I was sad or down, they scolded me and thought I was a crybaby. And if I made a small mistake I could be yelled at harshly and not spoken to for 3 days. That’s where I was a child who felt frustrated and there was a change in character, I became angry, mood swings, if I was sad, I resigned myself and was afraid if my family caught me. I was cheerful in elementary school, but not at home. Since junior high school, I was bullied because of my imperfect physique and appearance. I got bullied from junior high school and went on to high school. I started to be very depressed, plus I got into problems repeatedly, starting from parent problems, friendship problems, school, and romance. It all made my mental condition not good, starting from getting angry easily by slamming existing things or saying curses, crying and daydreaming. But strangely, I recovered quickly from that anger. I started to cheer up again, burst into laughter at funny things, laughed to myself, and talked to myself. So it continues until now. the other is, I have less appetite (now I am 37kg), prolonged hair loss, insomnia, anxiety, worry, nervousness when remembering bad pasts, and trauma to confide in friends, because my basic humor is sometimes considered a joke. or in fact it is only considered wind, so my friends confide in me. And sometimes if there is something trivial that makes me think of the past or something that worries me, I start to get nervous, anxious, overthinking, and as much as possible to avoid or divert the conversation. This problem is all my own responsibility and did not tell the “supposedly the closest people” such as parents, family, and friends. I’m here feeling alone. Luckily I didn’t think about committing suicide, it’s just that I like to think about if I died young. Am I having a mental breakdown? If so, what are they? Then, do I have to go to a psychiatrist for further treatment? That is all and thank you.
Hi Destyana .. Thank you for the question given.
Childhood experiences, both fun and sad experiences, can influence life and behavior as adults. Especially if you have experienced bullying, violence, and felt isolated as a child, it can cause psychological trauma. From what you explain, you may experience:
Depression - symptoms of depression include: feeling guilty, hopeless, irritable, easy crying, anxious, worried, difficulty concentrating, difficulty sleeping, feeling calm, menstrual disorders, feeling like hurting yourself or committing suicide. This symptom can interfere with your social life and work so that it needs further treatment. Anxiety disorders are characterized by complaints of anxiety, restlessness, uneasiness, difficulty concentrating, and can be accompanied by physical complaints such as insomnia, fatigue, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat Stress Post-traumatic stress disorders If your complaints still occur continuously and become heavy, there is a decrease If you lose weight, you hear a voice or see something that no one else can see or hear, it's a good idea to see a psychiatrist or psychiatrist. So that doctors can carry out a direct physical examination accompanied by an interview about the course of the disease. So that the diagnosis can be enforced and can be given the right treatment. The doctor can also suggest regular counseling and can be assisted with medication. Meanwhile, what you can do:
Get close to your parents and friends. Get involved in positive activities. Get enough rest and eat nutritious food. Be open with the people closest to you Hopefully useful