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Archive for August, 2012

What is Wrong with Me?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
I honestly have no idea. One minute, I'm alright, maybe happy, most of the time just okay. Then, someone may say something, and it either makes me angry and/or I just burst into tears uncontrollably. My parents have been telling me that I need to ...

Think I’m Worrying an Unhealthy Amount

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, August 13th, 2012
Around a month and a half ago, my friend introduced to a new drug i hadn't experimented with called spice. We went outside for a smoke and i treated the substance like marijuana. With it being "synthetic marijuana" i assumed that would be appropriate. Easy ...

Sister is in Love with a Loser

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, August 13th, 2012
I am confused with my parents about my sister. She is just 17 years old and had fallen in love with the Guy who is 20 years old. This guy was in my school and he is very much talented in using girls for his ...

Lonely and Adrift

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, August 12th, 2012
I'm feeling very lonely, I don't have any friends. When I do get friends, if they make one mistake I get rid of them and always find faults. My past 2 relationships I messed up, the 1st one was for 3 years, and during that ...

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, August 12th, 2012
Ok so my boyfriend and I have been dating for over a year. When we met it was love at first sight (as cheesy as it sounds) and I knew I wanted to be with a man like him in the future. We met ...

Need Help Finding Help

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, August 11th, 2012
hi, i was recently diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, as a result of childhood abuse, i really dont know where to go for help ive searched and searched and there is nothing where i live, i have been in hospital b4 many times for ...

My Parents Don’t Respect My Husband

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, August 11th, 2012
I have a master's degree in education and I make a decent earning as a teacher. I met my husband 9 years ago- married 4 yrs ago. He is 17 years older than me and he didn't even finished high school. He is just a ...

Coping with Husband’s Quick Temper

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, August 10th, 2012
I have a wonderful husband who I know loves me and is fully committed to me and our new son. We work pretty well together 95% of the time. I know relationships take constant work and there will be conflicts. I'm ...

Anxiety after Illegal Drug Use

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, August 10th, 2012
In college about 5 months ago, I tried smoking marijuana and had a bad experience. When I woke up the next morning, and for the next few days, I felt very odd and just didn't feel like myself. I was also getting randomly ...

Mired in Depression

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, August 9th, 2012
I'm 61yrs and have basically suffered with depression all my life due to childhood abuse and rape. I've suffered mostlly the last 13yrs. I've been given many antidepressants. Nothing seems to help or only helps for a short time. My Doctor says ...

Do I Have An Eating Disorder?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, August 9th, 2012
I was diagnosed with anorexia when I was a junior in high school at the time I was just skipping a couple of meals, I was seriously over weight so maybe ENDOS? Im 21 now and I still actively engage in anorexic tendies I'm now ...

[Video] Is This Depression, Personality Disorder, or Bipolar?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
Well I'm 19, but I don't feel 19. I have so many things going on in my life that it’s hard to keep up with everything. I’m a full time worker, a full time student and a part time gym rat. I’m also in a ...