Archive for August, 2012

No one Wants to Help

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, August 25th, 2012
Hi. I'm 15 and feel like I must have OCD. I have too many symptoms and I'm way too different than other teenagers. I have gone to websites and school counselors for help and they never get back to me. Its like they just don't ...

Feeling Trapped

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, August 25th, 2012
My baby is 7 weeks old and I love spending time with her. The only thing is I can't leave the house with her without my partner because if she cries people just stare at me and it makes me feel uncomfortable. I can't even ...

My Wife Wants Forced Sex from Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, August 24th, 2012
My wife experienced a sexual assault from a husband of a girlfriend when she was 19. She is 28 now. Alcohol was involved. She never reported it or told anyone until myself after marriage. She seems to be have moved on with ...

We Live Next Door To A Ticking Bomb: What Are Our Options?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, August 24th, 2012
We live next door to a formally-diagnosed paranoid Schizophrenic who refuses to take his medication. He is in his early 40's and lives with his mother. He has been unwilling/unable to get a job and spends his time manicuring the yard (7 days ...

I Feel Like My Parents Don’t Love Me

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
I've had depression since I was very young but was officially diagnosed when I was 16. For as long as I can remember my parents have always fought with one another about every subject imaginable. For example, what to eat for dinner; my grades; my ...

I Get Angry Easily and Cry a lot

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
I dont know if I have a problem or not but I want to make sure. I get angry easily and snap at my sister or mom a lot. And I always end up feeling guilty. I can't control myself sometimes. Several times I've ...

Mother Has Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
Hello, I am 19 years old, and my mother has been suffering from schizophrenia since I was 2 years old. She was initially diagnosed as schizo-effective, and for most of my life it has stayed that way, up until about 4-5 years ago she was ...

Should I Move Out?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
My husband and I have been married for about 3 years now. Our communications skills are less than that to be desired and our fights can be explosive. Most of we fight about is drinking. He has been alcoholic for a very long time. Recently, ...

What Was Wrong with Me?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
Hi! Please note that I am perfectly sane, I got a normal amount of friends, I'm social, and I am quite happy. What is bothering me is something I did 4 years ago, and I am wondering why I acted in such a disgusting way. ...

Typical or Troubled Teen?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
Hi. I am a mother of 4 teenagers ranging from 14-18. My 16 has always had a strong will power, but lately she has been getting worst. She has gained a lot of weight has poor self esteem, doesn't feel like doing anything (very ...

How to Help Suicidal Sister

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, August 20th, 2012
Today my sister tried to commit suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills. Before she did, she sent me a message telling me how bad her life was, and that her three kids means everything to her and she tried the best she could. She has ...

[Video] I Get Serious Anxiety Before Therapy

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Monday, August 20th, 2012
I do therapy over the phone, and my stomach gets really hard and tight before I call my therapist. I get a ton of other physical symptoms, including muscle tension, diarrhea, tightness in my chest, shallow breathing, nausea, etc. I've talked it over with him, ...
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