Archive for May, 2012

Rate of Misdiagnosis in Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, May 31st, 2012
I know I've killed someone, but it's worse then that. For one I'd like to know the known rate of misdiagnosis of Schizophrenia. Statistically confirmed and estimated. For second, I feel screwed, destroyed, helpless and hopeless, lost, and complacent, scared and depressed. I probably have no real ...

Grandparents are Overstepping Boundaries

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, May 31st, 2012
My in-laws are insistant that they can buy whatever they want for my daughter (she is 22 months old) It has bothered me but I have kept the peace. For Easter they bought her a live baby bunny as a pet after my husband ...

I Feel Alone Almost All The Time

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
...and i get jealous seeing people in relationships to the point of my stomach hurting. I don't know if this is a disorder, so if you could answer it please do. Thank you I appreciate it. I am currently a sophomore in High School. I ...

Is Age Difference a Problem?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
So my boyfriend and I have been together for a little over nine months. We get along great and he treats me amazing. The problem, I'm 18 and he's 41. There is a huge age gap between us, but it doesnt seem to bother him ...

Self-Injury

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
Hey, I've dealt with therapist and psychologists and psychiatrists about MDD(major depressive disorder) and I'm a pretty happy guy now, where as before i was suicidal and just depressed. The reason i mention this is because i have a problem with cutting myself but ...

Boyfriend Described Desire to Kill Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
I have been seeing this guy for about a week now... we have been talking for about a month or so, but just began seeing eachother. Sometimes he says strange and impulsive things, but last night was by far the worst. I don't even remember ...

What is Causing My Violent and Vivid Daydreams?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, May 28th, 2012
Hello I'm not sure what's wrong with me, I've been diagnosed with depression but this is a lot more than sadness. Lately I've been just zoning out randomly and I always just have these horrible violent daydreams and thoughts. Once I was sitting in the ...

I’m Nothing without Him

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, May 28th, 2012
I'm 16. Almost a year ago today I met the person I fell in love with and wanted to be with for the rest of my life. When no one else cared, he was by my side. He came into the nurse's office last year ...

Pregnant and Scared

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, May 27th, 2012
I'm 16 years old and I've been dating the same guy for 2 1/2 years. And I still love him. We fight alot and we break up and always get back together some times in hours or a few days but we always end up ...

Afraid That I Have Avoidant Personality Disorder

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, May 27th, 2012
I've always been very shy and it seems to have escalated into social anxiety. In elementary school I had many friends and joined teams and got involved. In middle school, the same thing. I've always been viewed as the "nice, quiet one". Around grade 10, ...

Financial Problems & Don’t Know What To Do

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, May 26th, 2012
Don't know what to do. Hello my name is Andrew, I am actually asking these things for both me and my grandma. She is 72 and i am 20 years old living with her. It seems every month we find it harder and harder ...

Unsure What’s Wrong with Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, May 26th, 2012
Hi. This is a hard for me to write. I'm paranoid that my parents will see it somehow and figure out that it is I. I'm goon to take the risk. First of all, I have been dealing with my problem for a while. I ...