Archive for September, 2012

Skeptical About Current Treatment

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, September 30th, 2012
I've been in therapy for the last 11 years, and medicated (Effexor 450mg daily) for the last 6 years or so. I go because of physically/emotionally abusive and traumatic childhood (to be brief). My concern is about my treatment. Despite therapy and medication, the fundamental ...

Am I Bipolar?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, September 30th, 2012
i think i am bipolar... i go from being happy and normal to being extremely irritated and really angry. little things can ruin my day to the point where i shout and swear at people who did nothing wrong, while i am doing this i ...

Are Kids Safe around Person with Untreated Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, September 29th, 2012
I would really appreciate hearing your thoughts about a situation that involves my children. Their mother sends our boys 8, 13, and 14 to their grandma's house for childcare. Their 30-year-old aunt lives there and she is an untreated schizophrenic. i have urged them to ...

Can’t Let Go of Ex

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, September 29th, 2012
My boyfriend and I have separeted because he does not respect me he lies to me and he does not trust me nor do I. He chats with ladies on face book he compares me to his x and recently after being togethr for 8yrs ...

What Happened to Me?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, September 28th, 2012
As I grew up, I was put in high pressure private schools, and my family had high expectations of me. I have accelerated at everything I have done in life, but my stress and depression climbed fast as well. When I got to freshman year ...

Physical Illness and Depression

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, September 28th, 2012
I've been dealing with problems for the past year now so much its been tearing me down. I have the constant feeling like Im a burrden to wveryone. Im annoying and I should be alone forever. I have epilepsy and it makes it so ...

Should I Stay?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, September 27th, 2012
I've been with my current boyfriend for almost 4 years; we had started the relationship as mostly sexual and then built a foundation afterwards. I really care about him and we have dropped the L bomb a couple years ago, but we cannot hold a ...

Inability to Commit

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, September 27th, 2012
I need to know what is going on with me. I am 17 and I am incapable of forming deep emotional connections with most anyone I know, the ones I have taken years to form, and still take a lot of work and patience on ...

Severe Study Problems

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
I am a student for a scholarship and is in the 1st year in college. All my problem started when I have study problem. When opening the book, I start crying,having headache, fear, extreme sadness, blur, cannot concentrate, anxious and hatred. I just cannot study ...

[Video] Can Employers Find Out I’ve Been Hospitalized?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
In 2011 I was sent to a Behavioral Center because I tried to kill myself and I was self-harming very badly. I was released after a week and ...

Sad and Lonely — Can I Change?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
My entire life I have been sad and lonely. As the years have passed, I kept hoping that things would get better but they never did. I have too many problems and I don't know how to deal with all of them. My sister has autism ...

Does My Daughter Have a Personality Disorder?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
My daughter has some symptoms of antisocial personality disorder. She took a psychology class last year in 10th grade and revealed to me yesterday that she has many of the characteristics from this list: Callous unconcern for the feelings of others. Gross and persistent attitude of ...