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I have a long history of anxiety disorder, but it has been pretty well controlled for several years now. Recently, my 6 year old daughter began having symptoms of anxiety disorder and is now in treatment for it with a child psychologist. The onset of her anxiety has triggered and intensified mine and now I am just going back and forth between intense anxiety and depression. Another aspect of this that is making me anxious is that I have developed an unhealthy attachment and attraction to the child psychologist who is working with us. I can't stop thinking about him (my tendency toward obsessive thoughts).  So, I was really distressed yesterday and called his office and left a message just saying I had a question and could he call me back.  He has not called me. I think he is trying to maintain professional boundaries, which is a good thing. Now I am feeling very bad about having called and left that message. I wish I hadn't called and have this irrational fear that he will stop working with us. And I don't want that, partly because I know it is good for my daughter. He is one of the best local therapists (and there aren't many) for treating child anxiety. But I also want to keep seeing him. At the same time, I really want these obsessive thoughts about him to stop because they are causing me a great deal of distress and depression. Anyway, just wanted to get all of that out. I haven't told anyone about this. I have an appointment with my therapist next Tuesday, which feels very far away. I feel like this all sounds completely crazy.

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I just realized this probably belongs in the Depression and Anxiety thread, but I don't know how to move it.

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It's good to know you have an appt with your therapist too. Perhaps that will help you to work through some of this. These thoughts will pass.
 

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Well for anxiety or stress, I would like to recommend piracetam dosage from IAS
 

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Update: I have been seeing my therapist, been going to couples counseling with my DH, and working on adjusting my medication with psychiatrist. My anxiety/depression are still bothering me, but are more manageable. I am still having a lot of intense feelings for the child psychologist. I have discussed it with him and he was very understanding, yet also very professional, and we discussed that these feelings are likely due to my not having my needs met in marriage. He has encouraged me to work on my marriage in couples' counseling. So, that is what I'm doing.

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