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10/26/2015to suicide because of my frustration relating unemployment by excessive drugs. Now, i am an officer of govt owned bank in Bangladesh. I have some problem relating sound. Sometimes , i can not endure sound which seems nonrhythmic to me. I become scared when i hear sudden loud sound, especially, when i am trying to concentrate into something like wearing pant,wearing shoes,when leaving stairs,if i slip in the road. I become scared and my attention diverse which(attention) does not come back and i am starting to think something is wrong.Even when i attempt myself to be seated,if i hear some rhythmic sound, i become fearful and i can not feel myself soothed and relaxed rather tensed.
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10/27/2015Very sorry to hear of your troubles. you have posted this on a breast cancer website however and sounds like you need other types of specialists. go to and look at our mental health section. you will need someone locally to take care of you. please seek out a psychotherapist of psychiatrist this week.

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