Archive for June, 2012

Schizophrenia and Spina Bifida

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, June 24th, 2012
I am the mother of a 21 year old son who has schizophrenia. I myself was put up for adoption when I was an infant because my biological mother had spina bifida and was unable to care for me. Is there a link ...

Forced to Choose between Parents and Boyfriend

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, June 24th, 2012
So I have been with my Boyfriend for 3 yrs., I am 20 yrs. old still living with my parents and he is 21. About 4 months ago he left me and within one week started dating another girl, that didn't last and he asked ...

Am I Psychotic?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
Hello Doctor, ill try to make this breif: my lifestyle: i go to work from 8 am till 6 pm, when i get back home, i do some compulsive behaviours, then spend the rest of the night getting high on cannabis or alcohol while watching ...

Obsessing about a Possible Affair

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
A week ago I was 100% satisfied with my life, then I met a man who I have been hearing about for years. "You two should meet. You would so connect." Well, they were right. We did connect. We've been communicating ever since - 7 ...

Boyfriend Neglects Me for Others

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, June 22nd, 2012
I am 24 my boyfriend 23, we've been together for 5 years,since high school. So let me begin, when we hang out it can't just be the two of us, one or two of his friends always have to be around. When we decide ...

Sexual Abuse as Children

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, June 22nd, 2012
My sister who was 11 at the time introduced my brother and sisters to sex as kids. Without getting into to much details . After she introduced it when she was 11 I was 6.my brother 4..it ended up lasting for years between my ...

Losses and Rejections

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, June 21st, 2012
Ill try to make this short & sweet,the complications started w/ the untimely death of my son,as tragic as it was I was thankfully supported by numerous family and friends ,and would not have made it though all the hard decisions as well as ...

I Was Told to See a Therapist

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, June 21st, 2012
Lately my life hasn't been going the way everyone else seems to be thinking it should go. I've stopped hanging out with my friends and I no longer want to continue university and I was doing some volunteer tutoring but I quit that as ...

16 and Feels 70

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
From Cyprus: I can't do this anymore. I'm sixteen years old but I don't feel like it. I feel like I'm seventy and I've already experienced enough of life I'm ready for it all to end. I'm not saying my case is special or different. ...

Chronic PTSD

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
I was raped by my psychiatrist in 1989, I kept it hidden away for 2 decades then on one day in one minute, it crashed in on me. Flashbacks, hallucinations, I just went into a free fall and tried to end it all several ...

Boyfriend Has Trust Issues

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
My ex is 23 years old. Has some traumas from his disfunctional family. He says to be certain that all women are cheaters. So we have 6 months dating, fell in love very quick. Talking about wedding, moving in together... But he's always been jealous ...

Depression Causes Me to Withdraw from Daily Life

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
I was diagnosed with depression about a year ago because I started getting suicidal and was taken to the doctor. But before that, for about 2 years I had completely given up on life. I was jobless, dropped out of college because I was ...