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Archive for March, 2012

She’s Unable to Eat

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, March 19th, 2012
I'm 15 and this started about a week or two ago. i'd be really hungry and when i eat, after only about 3 or 4 bites i get extremely full. then about 5 hours later i'd be extremely hungry again and only able to ...

How Can I Help My Friend Taking Antipsychotics?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, March 18th, 2012
My friend was diagnosed with schizophrenia over a year ago. to my understanding it is caused by releasing too much dopamine. hence he was put on dopamine blockers, "psychosis meds". Now my friend is always depressed. The doctors just revealed that his condition may ...

She Feels Guilty for Being Abused

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, March 18th, 2012
When I was 15, I was extremely prude to the whole sex thing in high school and was constantly made fun of for my lack of knowledge about it. In my club at school, we have mentors that are not affiliated with the school system ...

How Can I Communicate with Delusional Son?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, March 17th, 2012
He also doesn't live near me. My adult son, who has a history of severe ADHD & rapid cycling bi-polar disorder, but who has never been psychotic until the past year (from meth use), is now at the point where his delusions are constant. He ...

Can I Go to Another Counselor?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, March 17th, 2012
I spoke with a Clinical Pyschologist around 2 yrs ago when I having trouble with what I felt was mild pyschosis from pot withdrawal. I was told that my issues were not pyschotic and more likely that I had an anxiety disorder. I nearly laughed ...

Do I Have An Eating Disorder?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, March 16th, 2012
My weight makes me embarrassed. I think that I suffer from binge eating. I've been always overweight. I can barely control myself near food and I always want more. I eat when I'm sad or angry or anxious. I sometimes lie about how much ...

Career Indecision is Mounting

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, March 16th, 2012
I am 26 years old have graduated from law school received my bachelor's in mathematics and psychology and am current back in school taking medical school prerequisites, however, i have NO clue what i want to do with my life. Every time i enter a ...

[Video] I Have No Self-Esteem

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Thursday, March 15th, 2012
Because I came to realise for the last fifteen years that I have no self esteem and I try to accomplish tasks that are far too difficult to make me feel slightly okay about myself to keep myself non suicidal. And when I fail, I ...

How to Stop Abusing Girlfriend?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, March 15th, 2012
I have been in a relationship with my girlfriend for almost four years. Our relationship was great for the first two years. Some problems started to appear in our third year but we were still great together. But ever since she decided to suddenly move ...

Immediate Attachment

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
My problem is that when I find a girl with any of the same interests as myself and start talking to them I immediately get attached and feel almost in love with the person both emotionally and sexually. This has happened many many times ...

[Video] I’m Not Depressed Or Anxious But I Prefer Being Alone

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
I know there have been several questions on this site regarding preferences for solitude, but most of these questions have come from people with diagnosed disorders such as depression, social phobias, PTSD, etc., and the answers provided have been framed in the context of the ...

Sexual Addiction

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
I am a 23-year-old female. I started having sex when I was fifteen. I would have sex with several different people all in the same night. A lot of time it was unprotected sex. There were times when I would feel guilty about my encounters ...