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Archive for May, 2012

Brother Is Mentally Unstable

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, May 19th, 2012
Hi There, I really need help with dealing with my brother. He has serious mental problems and I think they are down to a lack of self esteem. Our dad (who still lives with us) is very aggressive but has never hit us, he just ...

Is My Boyfriend a Narcissist?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, May 19th, 2012
I started seeing my boyfriend a year ago and he was really great. We had a really good first couple of months but I started having my own emotional issues after an event triggered a date rape 20 years ago, then I began remembering other ...

Am I Schizophrenic?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, May 18th, 2012
I studied in UK, I went back to my country after finishing my studies, I am bisexual and I am sure most people in Pakistan are phobic of non-straight sexuality when I went back and spent some time I started to become Paranoid that my ...

How Do I Help Depressed Dad?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, May 18th, 2012
I really need a lot of help with my father. He's 65. My mother and him have been divorced for over 5 years and he is severely depressed about it. I can tell and so can other people. He's been drinking alcohol a lot sometimes. He ...

Always Seeking Attention

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, May 17th, 2012
My boyfriend and I have been together a year and a half, I moved to Texas to be with him. Lately I've found myself needing attention all the time. Like in always looking for reassurance that he loves me. I'm thinking this stems from ...

[Video] Will PTSD Symptoms Jeopardize Military Career?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Thursday, May 17th, 2012
Q: I'm 23 years old and in the military. Recently I was raped while on duty, I haven't been handling it well it brought up a lot of childhood stuff. I started seeing a psychologist, but I'm having a really difficult time opening up. She's ...

Family Repercussions from Son Molesting Child

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
My 15-year-old son molested our 5-year-old friend. After 5 months he has finally come clean with the truth to me. The next step is addmiting in court. His step father, who I also just married 6 months ago, has left the house because he can ...

[Video] Psychiatrist Talks To Mom, Not Me

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
Q: I have bipolar disorder, along with ADHD and OCD. Recently, I have started going to see a psychiatrist about my issue. But when I go to her, I feel as though she doesn't ask ME how I am, she asks my mother. There are ...

Girlfriend Still Interested in Ex

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
I'm a 15 year old high school student,who is deeply in love with a 17 year old,we've been going out for some time,and have, developed deep feelings for each other.Well,don't let our age change your opinion of my perception of "love" for starters. The problem,she ...

[Video] Father-in-law Is Ruining My Marriage

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
Q: My Father In-law has been living with us for 2 years now. What started out as a temporary situation 3-6 months. Has turned out to be a permanent situation. Despite talking to him, he doesn’t help with expenses and hasn’t made an effort to ...

What’s Happening to Me?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, May 14th, 2012
I have decided to post this on psych central instead of Yahoo answers, haha, I will hopefully get a more professional answer. I've always had anxiety issues and been prone to depression, but it's worsened over the last years. I have symptoms that may lead ...

[Video] Do I Have OCD?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Monday, May 14th, 2012
Q: OK, I been having a problem where if I see someone that's uneven or something it will bother me greatly and my mind tells me that if I don't fix it something bad will happen to my mom. It's weird, but say I'm reading ...