Separation Anxiety Disorder

This condition is a type of anxiety disorder involving an excessive amount of fear or anxiety related to being separated from attachment figures. People are often familiar with the idea of separation anxiety as it relates to young children’s fear of being apart from their parents, but older children and adults can experience it as well.

The person experiencing these symptoms may avoid moving away from home, going to school, or getting married in order to remain in close proximity to the attachment figure.  read more 

Autoheart – Agoraphobia (Official Music Video)

Lyrics
If you gave me all the money
I would buy such ordinary
Things like Tv-Magazines and coffee beans
I have such simple needs

Tried on thirty different pairs of shoes
And not one made me want to
Leave this blessed house of mine
That’s just fine
I really don’t want to go anywhere
I don’t really wanna go anywhere
I don’t really wanna go anywhere

I am dented
By the scars that keep me up at night
And it’s not agoraphobia
It’s just a lack of air supply
That keeps me up at night
I know I’m getting older
But I’m told that I’m not momentarily out of my mind

Don’t need to be hospitalized
To make me realize that I’ve got a problem
No I haven’t, let me be
I really don’t want to go anywhere
I don’t really wanna go anywhere
I don’t really wanna go anywhere

But
I am dented
By the scars that keep me up at night
And it’s not agoraphobia
It’s just a lack of air supply
That keeps me up at night
I know I’m getting older
But I’m told that I’m not momentarily out of my

I don’t really wanna go anywhere
I don’t really wanna go anywhere
I don’t really wanna go anywhere
I don’t really wanna go anywhere
I don’t really wanna go anywhere (I will not go)
I don’t really wanna go anywhere (I will not go)
I don’t really wanna go anywhere (I will not go)
I don’t really wanna go anywhere

Oh, I am dented
By the scars that keep me up at night
And it’s not agoraphobia
It’s just a lack of air supply
That keeps me up at night
I know I’m getting older
But I’m told that I’m not momentarily out of my mind

Source: Musixmatch

Artist: Autoheart
Album: Punch
Released: 2013
Genres: Alternative/Indie, Pop

Agoraphobia

What Is Agoraphobia?

Agoraphobia is a rare type of anxiety disorder. If you have it, your fears keep you from getting out into the world. You avoid certain places and situations because you think you’ll feel trapped and not be able to get help.

For example, you might worry or panic when you are in:

  • Public transportation (buses, trains, ships, or planes)
  • Large, open spaces (parking lots, bridges)
  • Closed-in spaces (stores, movie theaters)
  • Crowds or standing in line
  • Being outside your home alone

You may be willing to go just a handful of places, or you may even dread leaving your house.

Agoraphobia Causes and Risk Factors

Doctors aren’t sure what causes agoraphobia. They think it runs in families. You may get it if you have a lot of panic attacks. That’s when you have bursts of fear that come out of the blue and last for a few minutes. These happen when there’s no real danger.

Less than 1% of people in the U.S. have agoraphobia. Women are two to three times more likely to have it than men, and it’s more common in teenagers and young adults.

A few other things that can raise your chances of it include having:

  • Panic disorder, especially if it’s not treated
  • Other phobias
  • A family member who has agoraphobia
  • A history of very stressful or traumatic events  read more

HRVY – Phobia

Lyrics
I just don’t know where to start
Time moves slow, now we’re apart
When we first met i was strong
I tell you my story
In this it was me and you
Thought that we were winners, oh
Where story heart winners go
(?)
Can’t get between us 


But i’ve been sleeping with the light on
Like i’m afraid of the dark
Afraid of a broken heart
I don’t wanna break your heart
No, no, no

 

I’ve got a phobia of being without ya
I’ve got a phobia of being alone
It’s only a matter of time, girl
Before i break down
Because i can’t start being without ya
I’ve got a phobia of letting you go
And i want you to know
I’m not afraid, no
I’m safe with you

 

We’ve been holding on so long
Time will make or break us, so
Go with you, i can’t let go
You know it’s about us
 

But i’ve been sleeping with the light on
Like i’m afraid of the dark
Afraid of a broken heart
I don’t wanna break your heart
No, no, no
 

I’ve got a phobia of being without ya
I’ve got a phobia of being alone
It’s only a matter of time, girl
Before i break down
Because i can’t start being without ya
I’ve got a phobia of letting you go
And i want you to know
I’m not afraid, no
I’m safe with you
 

And i don’t wanna be alone
Cause you’re the only one for me
And i’m finding it hard to breathe here, breathe here
You could be, the only way out of this place that i’m in
It’s like i’m living a bad dream, bad dream
And only you can wake me, yeah
 

I’ve been sleeping with the light on
Like i’m afraid of the dark
Afraid of a broken heart
I don’t wanna break your heart
No, no, no ohhh
 

I’ve got a phobia of being without ya
I’ve got a phobia of being alone
It’s only a matter of time, girl
Before i break down
Because i can’t start being without ya
I’ve got a phobia of letting you go
And i want you to know
 I’m not afraid, no
 

I’m safe with you oh oh ohhh ohhhh

Artist: Hrvy
Album: Holiday
Released: 2017
Genre: Pop

 

Specific phobias

Overview

Specific phobias are an overwhelming and unreasonable fear of objects or situations that pose little real danger but provoke anxiety and avoidance. Unlike the brief anxiety you may feel when giving a speech or taking a test, specific phobias are long lasting, cause intense physical and psychological reactions, and can affect your ability to function normally at work, at school or in social settings.

Specific phobias are among the most common anxiety disorders, and not all phobias need treatment. But if a specific phobia affects your daily life, several therapies are available that can help you work through and overcome your fears — often permanently.

Symptoms

A specific phobia involves an intense, persistent fear of a specific object or situation that’s out of proportion to the actual risk. There are many types of phobias, and it’s not unusual to experience a specific phobia about more than one object or situation. Specific phobias can also occur along with other types of anxiety disorders.

Common categories of specific phobias are a fear of:

  • Situations, such as airplanes, enclosed spaces or going to school
  • Nature, such as thunderstorms or heights
  • Animals or insects, such as dogs or spiders
  • Blood, injection or injury, such as needles, accidents or medical procedures
  • Others, such as choking, vomiting, loud noises or clowns

Each specific phobia is referred to by its own term. Examples of more common terms include acrophobia for the fear of heights and claustrophobia for the fear of confined spaces.

No matter what specific phobia you have, it’s likely to produce these types of reactions:

  • An immediate feeling of intense fear, anxiety and panic when exposed to or even thinking about the source of your fear
  • Awareness that your fears are unreasonable or exaggerated but feeling powerless to control them
  • Worsening anxiety as the situation or object gets closer to you in time or physical proximity
  • Doing everything possible to avoid the object or situation or enduring it with intense anxiety or fear
  • Difficulty functioning normally because of your fear
  • Physical reactions and sensations, including sweating, rapid heartbeat, tight chest or difficulty breathing
  • Feeling nauseated, dizzy or fainting around blood or injuries
  • In children, possibly tantrums, clinging, crying, or refusing to leave a parent’s side or approach their fear  read more

 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

What Is ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder that affects how you pay attention, sit still, and control your behavior. It happens in children and teens and can continue into adulthood.

ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder in children. Boys are more likely to have it than girls. It’s usually spotted during the early school years, when a child begins to have problems paying attention.

ADHD can’t be prevented or cured. But spotting it early, plus having a good treatment and education plan, can help a child or adult with ADHD manage their symptoms.

ADHD Symptoms

Symptoms in children

Symptoms are grouped into three types:

Inattentive. A child with ADHD:

  • Is easily distracted
  • Doesn’t follow directions or finish tasks
  • Doesn’t seem to be listening
  • Doesn’t pay attention and makes careless mistakes
  • Forgets about daily activities
  • Has problems organizing daily tasks
  • Doesn’t like to do things that require sitting still
  • Often loses things
  • Tends to daydream
Hyperactive-impulsive. A child with ADHD:

  • Often squirms, fidgets, or bounces when sitting
  • Doesn’t stay seated
  • Has trouble playing quietly
  • Is always moving, such as running or climbing on things. (In teens and adults, this is more often described as restlessness.)
  • Talks excessively
  • Is always “on the go,” as if “driven by a motor”
  • Has trouble waiting for their turn
  • Blurts out answers
  • Interrupts others

Combined. This involves signs of both other types.  read more

Zooey Deschanel – Munchausen By Proxy “Sweet Ballad” – Yes Man Soundtrack Album

Lyrics
Got nothin’ to prove
I’m not your whore
You’re gonna lose
‘Cause I got more
Not sure
You can endure
I’m not your little
I’m not your little
I’m not your little whore
I’m not your late nite booty call
(Whore, no more)
Don’t call me past 11 pm it won’t happen again
(Whore, whore, whore)
I’m not your late nite booty call
(Whore, no more)
Don’t call me past 11 pm it won’t happen again
Like a scab that won’t heal
Just another sore
Lost face in the crowd
Such a lonely bore
Don’t call me past 11 pm
It won’t happen again
It happened once, it happened twice
It happened three times
Maybe four times
Maybe five times
Maybe, maybe it happened six times
But it won’t happen seven times
No, no, no, ni, no
I’m not your late nite booty call
(Whore, no more)
Don’t call me past 11 pm it won’t happen again
(Whore, whore, whore)
I’m not your late nite booty call
(Whore, no more)
Don’t call me past 11 pm it won’t happen again
You can call me at 10:59
But don’t call me at 11 ’cause that’s my rule now
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Deschanel Zooey Clare / Harris Kelly Anne / Kupersmith Rebecca Jill / Meador Jillian Iva
Sweet Ballad lyrics © Roynet Music, Zo, Warner Olive Music Llc.

Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

What is Munchausen syndrome by proxy?

Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSP) is a mental illness. It is also a form of child abuse. It affects caregivers, especially caregivers of children. It is also known as factitious disorder by proxy. Mothers of small children are most often affected by this condition. Fathers or other caregivers can have it as well.

Someone suffering from MSP will act as though the person under his or her care is sick. They often will falsify medical information. They may lie to medical professionals about the health or condition of the person in their care. They do this to gain sympathy or for attention.

Someone who has MSP may purposely take action to make their child sick. They knowingly will expose the child to painful or risky medical procedures, even surgeries. They may deliberately create symptoms in a child. They can do this by withholding food, poisoning or suffocating the child, giving the child inappropriate medicines, or withholding prescribed medicines. Creating these situations can put the child at extreme risk.

Common illnesses or symptoms that caregivers take MSP victims to the doctor for include:

  • Failure to thrive
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Seizures
  • Breathing difficulty and asthma
  • Infections
  • Allergic reactions
  • Fevers of unknown origins
  • Other illnesses that require immediate emergency care

Those with MSP are not discouraged by the cost of medical treatments. They don’t worry about how they will manage the bills. Instead, they believe driving up a large hospital bill reinforces the perception that they are doing everything they can for their child. They think others will see them as even better caretakers.  read more

Melanie Martinez – Mad Hatter (Official Music Video)

Lyrics
My friends don’t walk, they run
Skinny dip in rabbit holes for fun
Popping, popping balloons with guns
Getting high off helium
We paint white roses red
Each shade from a different person’s head
This dream, dream is a killer
Getting drunk with a blue caterpillar
I’m peeling the skin off my face
‘Cause I really hate being safe
The normals, they make me afraid
The crazies, they make me feel sane
I’m nuts, baby, I’m mad
The craziest friend that you’ve ever had
You think I’m psycho, you think I’m gone
Tell the psychiatrist something is wrong
Over the bend, entirely bonkers
You like me best when I’m off my rocker
Tell you a secret, I’m not alarmed
So what if I’m crazy? The best people are
All the best people are crazy
All the best people are
Where is my prescription?
Doctor, doctor, please listen
My brain is scattered
You can be Alice, I’ll be the Mad Hatter
I’m peeling the skin off my face
‘Cause I really hate being safe
The normals, they make me afraid
The crazies, they make me feel sane
I’m nuts, baby, I’m mad
The craziest friend that you’ve ever had
You think I’m psycho, you think I’m gone
Tell the psychiatrist something is wrong
Over the bend, entirely bonkers
You like me best when I’m off my rocker
Tell you a secret, I’m not alarmed
So what if I’m crazy? The best people are
You think I’m crazy, you think I’m gone
So what if I’m crazy? All the best people are
And I think you’re crazy too, I know you’re gone
That’s probably the reason that we get along
I’m nuts, baby, I’m mad
The craziest friend that you’ve ever had
You think I’m psycho, you think I’m gone
Tell the psychiatrist something is wrong
Over the bend, entirely bonkers
You like me best when I’m off my rocker
Tell you a secret, I’m not alarmed
So what if I’m crazy? The best people are
All the best people are crazy
All the best people are
All the best people are crazy
All the best people are
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Aaron Kleinstub / Bryan Fryzel / Jeremy Dussolliet / Melanie Martinez
Album: Cry Baby
Released: 2015
Genres: Alternative/Indie, Pop
Mad Hatter lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc

Factitious Disorders

Factitious disorder is a mental disorder in which a person acts as if they have a physical or psychological illness when they themselves have created the symptoms. People with this disorder are willing to undergo painful or risky tests to get sympathy and special attention.

What is factitious disorder?

Factitious disorder is a serious mental health disorder in which a person appears sick or produces physical or mental illness. People with factitious disorder deliberately produce symptoms of an illness for the purpose of receiving care and attention in a medical setting. The symptoms aren’t intended to get them practical benefits — the gain is believed to be mainly psychological.

Factitious disorder is considered a mental illness. It’s associated with severe emotional difficulties and patients’ likelihood of harming themselves by continuing to produce more symptoms, resulting in getting themselves unnecessary procedures and surgeries.

What are the types of factitious disorder?

Factitious disorders are of two types:

  • Factitious disorder imposed on self: This type includes the falsifying of psychological or physical signs or symptoms. An example of a psychological factitious disorder is mimicking behavior that is typical of a mental illness, such as schizophrenia. The person may appear confused, make absurd statements, and report hallucinations (the experience of sensing things that are not there; for example, hearing voices).
  • Factitious disorder imposed on another: People with this disorder produce or fabricate symptoms of illness in others under their care: children, elderly adults, disabled persons or pets. It most often occurs in mothers (although it can occur in fathers) who intentionally harm their children in order to receive attention. The diagnosis is not given to the victim, but rather to the perpetrator.  read more