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Archive for April, 2012

Out-of-Control Moods

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
I'm a 19 year old female and have been experiencing issues with my mood. I've always been a very emotional and sensitive person but recently it's gotten out of control. I describe it like a light switch, it's as if my mood is controlled by ...

Boyfriend Cheated

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
My boyfriend and I have been dating for 8 months. He had a very rough childhood/teenage years including abuse, sex, drugs, alcohol. He was diagnosed with manic depression and schizophrenia at a young age and went through therapy and tried many different drugs. He is ...

Girlfriend’s Sexual Past Concerns Him

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
My girlfriend of 3-1/2 months has been widowed for 7 years. She tells me she's only had sex with 5 men in her life. Her behavior with me was very aggressive and she has said things wil cause me to suspect there may have been ...

Possible to Have Both PTSD and Bipolar Disorder?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, April 9th, 2012
I just recently got out of the military and i was diagnosed with ptsd after going to some behavioral sessions my last session the Dr. out of left field said i had bi polar symptoms and tried to say i was bi polar i was ...

Extreme Anxiety

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, April 9th, 2012
For as long as I can remember I have had extreme anxiety issues. I have social anxiety, but the main source of my anxiety is my health. I can't do anything, and I mean anything without worrying that I am going to die. For example, ...

Stay or Go?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, April 8th, 2012
I've been in a relationship for 5 years, I'm 22 now, and I'm not sure if I should stay or leave. My boyfriend and I broke up two summers ago, after dating for about 3 -4 years and I saw another guy over that summer. ...

Fearing Schizophrenia After Smoking Marijuana

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, April 8th, 2012
Scary symptoms i need to know whats wrong with me i fear Schizophrenia...I smoked very strong Marijuana (hydro) at the start of the semester (2 months ago.) i had only smoked milder forms before that and not very much or often. I apparently had way too ...

Not Sure I Matter

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, April 7th, 2012
Lately I've been treated really bad by my best friend. She lives with me because her mother isn't the best. She's been lying to me a lot lately and being mean to be all because she's in a relationship. I just 20 minutes ago, found ...

Embarrassed at the Office

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, April 7th, 2012
I know this is an odd question, but I'm wondering how to deal with the embarrassment of excessive gas within my workplace. Even though my stomach wasn't bothering me and I didn't feel myself pass gas, I guess I did and it smelled awful and ...

Too Anxious to Get Help for My Anxiety

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, April 6th, 2012
I don't know what to do. I'm so anxious and depressed I can't even function. I'm able to hold my job, but that's about it. I'm trying to patch things up with my best friend, who's a sister to me, because I've ...

Dumped and Depressed

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, April 6th, 2012
I got thrown away and lied to by my ex. We dated while he was still with her, for about 2 months. It didn't feel right, but I was happier than I'd been in years with him, so I rarely complained. He finally told me ...

Sober Woman Dating a Drinking Man

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, April 5th, 2012
Hi there. I have been dating a great guy for 4 months who doesn't drink a lot and treats me well. I have never seen him overindulge, but his friends are partiers. Sober for 8.5 years, I am okay with evenings out with people ...
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