Archive for October, 2012

Misperceiving Reality without Medication

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, October 25th, 2012
I took antipsychotic medication until a few months ago, because the medication was killing me for real, I fainted, couldn't breath, and whatnot. Tried to talk to my doctor, but I realized he was trying to kill me, so he did'n want to change the ...

Wife Continues to Contact Exes

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, October 25th, 2012
my wife maintains a relationship with ex husband ( says that he is more like a dad) and has lied about them meeting and deletes all of their text messages. Also has begun to look up ex boyfriends and try to contact them ...

Dealing with Phobia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
I'am a 23 years old male who has a phobia problem. I was wondering if you can help me with my problem. I've had this problem for quite a while now but, i'm too embarrassed to share it with anyone because I don't want anyone ...

Maturity or Depression?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
so i am in my third year of college now and lately I have just been feeling like things have changed. I dont really enjoy going to house parties and events like that anymore due to the fact that i feel like ive already been ...

Nothing is Enough for my Father

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
My dad is an alcoholic and was arrested a few years back and i was his one phone call from the station. My parents are divorced and i was home alone at my grandmas house so my mom came and picked me up and ...

I Have Had an Imaginary Friend my Entire Life

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
To preface this, I have eidetic memory and therefore can remember large chunks of my early childhood. I grew up in a fairly normal middle-class home, with two parents, a roof over my head and a great education. However, ever since I was young, my ...

My Sister Abuses our Relationship

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, October 22nd, 2012
I am in a repeating pattern of my sister lashing out at me and breaking off communication for months or longer. I want to end the cycle without cutting off the relationship but have been unsuccessful and it is causing stress and grief in my ...

Sexual Aversion Interfering with Social Relationships

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, October 22nd, 2012
I am 19 years old and soon to turn 20. I have led a normal, happy life but I’ve never taken much of an interest in seeking out new friends, other than a few close buddies, or engaged in typical teenager activities like going to ...

Do I Have Schizotypal Personality Disorder?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, October 21st, 2012
Hey, firstly, I have already been diagnosed with having mild Social Anxiety (by a psychiatrist) and am definitely an introverted person anyway. I came across schizotypal personality disorder having seen it mentioned and being curious as to what it was and upon googling, discovered a ...

No Hello

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, October 21st, 2012
I dated a guy for 2.5 years. We broke up a year ago and within 6 months he was engaged to a previous girlfriend of his. Obviously, I was very shocked and upset. After the break up we stopped talking completely, which was very hard. ...

Worth Breaking up the Family Over?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, October 20th, 2012
When we first met my husband would text just to say he missed me. We have a 6 year old and have been together going on 8 years. Our relationship was great until recently. Very thoughtful, kissed me in the middle of a sentence, on ...

[Video] Is My Friend Really Suicidal or Just Seeking Attention?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Saturday, October 20th, 2012
I have a friend with severe problems. She's 16, she is at distance from me. She has claimed to have tried suicide many times, sometimes even talking about committing suicide while I was talking to her. A friend posed the possibility that the suicide attempts ...