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What to do if one loses all motivation in doing college work?

I am very disappointed in myself because I hate school. In 9th grade, I pretty much skipped school a lot because I hate it. I did get a 4.0 GPA in my senior year and graduated with a 3.6 GPA. I had a 1060 in my SAT which is very, very average but at least it's not below average. I know I can do it if I put my mind into it, but I just hate school. I also suffer from anxieties. My least favorite part about school is getting involved with people. Socializing and group work. I HATE that. I'm neglecting my own team mates for this group project we have to do. I get anxious when I have to work with them. Scared and nervous. Went through a nervous breakdown a week ago because of it. I only want an associates degree, but I can't put myself into doing the work. It's so boring. Plus, I get very anxious which is debilitating. I feel like I'm stuck. Very caged. Self-discipline I lack. No motivation... Anyone ever go through this? I need a psychologist but I can't afford it at all. I think I may be mentally unstable. Exercising helps with my anxieties, but it only lasts in the morning. I still lack the motivation to do my work. In the afternoon, my anxieties return as well as my depression. I think I may be bipolar.

Asked By: Jenny - 2/28/2013
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Doesn't sound like bipolar disorder, but more like a generalized anxiety disorder. You can get therapy for that and perhaps medication. Ask your doctor or consult with a psychiatrist. If you go to a mental health center, they usually provide services on a sliding scale. And your insurance would pay for it, except... More
Answered By: MomSezNo - 2/28/2013
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You are not mentally unstable at all. You just learn differently. Most kids cant stand sitting in a class for hours because it's boring. Unfortunately, our system is built on this boring paradigm that was created hundreds of years ago for a society much different than ours. Everyone learns differently, and the school... More
Answered By: Atlas - 2/28/2013
 
I think that's not unusual, considering that students really get burned out with academics. What you can do is ask yourself, "what kind of work am I gonna get if I don't motivate myself in school?"
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Answered By: Stacy Gand - 3/3/2013
 
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