Archive for July, 2012

Shattered Hopes and Dreams

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, July 19th, 2012
I had my dream and aspirations regarding my career for so many years which all got shattered due to my inability to pass the competitive exam. The aim which i always cherished didn't fructify ...Now i am in a state ...

Believing and Disbelieving Delusions

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, July 19th, 2012
Hi, I have delusions that I believe in (for example if I get stressed about something in life I tend to believe in some "delusional thoughts" that I have, for example that some people in my family are alien/gods from outer space. When I'm feeling normal ...

Afraid to Get Help

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
I'm turning 18 in a couple weeks. I'm a female that has been dealing with Bipolar-like symptoms, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts since an event in my family at the age of 12. It has been a long, tiring road, and around January of this year ...

Is My Boyfriend Anorexic?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
I've been actually worried about this since I've met him. He always seemed to have this constant concern of how he looks--especially when it comes to his body. He had even explained once that he wanted to get rid of this supposed "fat" ...

Is Humiliation a Valid Treatment?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
My 10 year old daughter threw a huge fit and threw a plastic child gate accross the room. After sending her to her room to cool off, we talked to her, let her know it's okay to have and express emotions, but we needed ...

Don’t Know What’s Wrong with Me

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
My mom is bipolar and I'm starting to wonder about my own emotional state. Everyone complains that I'm too depressed all the time. I do feel down a lot and I don't talk much. I'm also kinda confused. I know I'm ...

Don’t Know Who I Am

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, July 16th, 2012
History: 3 yrs ago sister dies suddenly of pulmonary embolism only 4 months after giving birth to second child. 8 months later husbands mother who has MS is diagnosed with rare malignant brain tumor. 2 months later my husband has severe breakdown with thoughts ...

Fiance Keeps Talking to Ex

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, July 16th, 2012
My fiancé whom I have known since the 9th grade has recently told me that he was previously married and now has a new born baby girl with his ex wife. I have also been told that their relationship is strictly about his daughter, but ...

What’s Wrong With Me?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, July 15th, 2012
I have this imaginary family that I talk to I don't see them or hear them I just talk to the air anyways I talk to them alot and I really don't like my family that much. I'm 19 years old and I'm alone ...

Home Videos Depress Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, July 15th, 2012
For a long several years now, I've been unable to watch family home videos, without feeling really bad. It hasn't been officially diagnosed by a doctor that I have depression, but I know I have it. I've known that I've had it for about 4 ...

Unsure of My College Education

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, July 14th, 2012
I am about to graduate from high school and I am still undecided about what I am going to do with my life. I have looked and looked for things that I could possibly pursue a career in, but I haven't really found anything of ...

I Kissed My Brother

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, July 14th, 2012
This started when I was eleven and my brother was seven. (and ended about 2 years later) We hung out alot and he started asking, everytime we were alone, would I 'go naked' with him. I don't remember how long it took me, but ...
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