Archive for December, 2011

I Just Want To Give Up

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, December 31st, 2011
I’m new to this and not sure how to do this but I'm just sick and tired of everyday life. I used to wake up every day and it was wonderful, now waking up is a depressing event cause it's the beginning of another long ...

I Think the World is Turning Against Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, December 31st, 2011
Hi, I understand that I am young (16) but I would really like some advice. Something in me is starting to think that the entire world is turning agaisnt me. A great friend of mine died not too long ago and I'm still kind of ...

Parents Are Taking Advantage of Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, December 30th, 2011
My mother and stepdad have been having financial issues for a few years now. They also have 3 small children that they need to support. For almost two years I have been lending my mother money, which she pays back at her leisure. About a ...

Anxious and Nauseous All the Time

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, December 30th, 2011
Whenever I have to leave my house I start to feel sick. My heartbeat speeds up and my throat gets tight. I constantly feel like I'm about to throw up and I gag a lot. It started off when I would go to visit ...

How Can I Heal My Friendship?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Thursday, December 29th, 2011
I have a friend that I care deeply for. Over the last two years since she has known me I know that I have emotionally been dependent on her. I haven't been as bad at this as I have been in the past but now ...

Needing Help and May Be Schizophrenic

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, December 29th, 2011
I have very violent mood swings everyday. When stress comes, I just snap. It's been this way all my life. I suffer from delusions of grandeur and the next moment I think about inflicting pain on someone. I'm afraid of snapping and doing something ...

Severe Depression

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
I took a depression quiz on this site. I got a 58 and was classified as severe depression. I've feeled REALLY depressed for about 7 months now. But I haven't felt 100% happy, eating alot, or sleeping good for about 3 years now. I ...

Bisexual Sister Is Bullied

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
My sister recently decided that she likes girls. Well when the kids in our school found out they started to pick on her. I talk to her every day to let her known that their opinion isn't that important and that she should listen to ...

Insecurity in Friendships

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, December 27th, 2011
When I was about 6 years old, I was sexually and physically abused for about 7 years. For many years I was seriously unable to make lasting friendships or able to open up. I have begun to be more social, but I have developed emotional ...

Is This Verbal Abuse?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, December 27th, 2011
My ex-boyfriend and I have known each other for 13 years. At the beginning of this year we decided to try dating one another again after a 6 year break. About 6 months into the relationship his ex-girlfriend and mother of his children ...

Does This Constitute Psychotic Depression?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, December 26th, 2011
I've been depressed since I was probably fifteen years old and was diagnosed with MDD and dysthymia last year. However, there are some troubling things that happen when I get depressed (apart from the depression itself). I've had three episodes of derealization/depersonalization in my life; ...

Sisters Don’t Get Along

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, December 26th, 2011
my older daughter is 17 she does very well in school and does several sports. recently my husband point blank asked my 17 year lod if she loved her sister (10 years old) and she said no. This has been going on for the last ...