Depressed, Anxious and Dead Inside...Please Help!Sun, Jan 22nd 2012
I'm a 23 yr old female. I've been housebound since May 2011. I have been seeing a therapist since September but haven't noticed any improvement. I am not on any medication. I feel dead inside and out of touch with my feelings. I don't know what my priorities or goals are or what direction I should give to my life and relationships. I suffer from issues of codependency and have been physically, sexually and emotionally abused in the past. I live alone and spend 14 hours a day in front of the TV. Please help! I want to have a life but I don't know what I can do. Help me.
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